In the spirit of the 2012 Olympics, I’m heading across the pond for today’s post. I originally spotted this London townhouse in Elle Décor and was completely enamored by its midcentury modern sophistication. The designer, Peter Mikic notes, “I wanted the house to look as though Claridge’s hotel had been transported to 1950s Milan.” Definitely, a winning combination.
In the drawing room, velvet sofas provide plenty of seating while mirrored tiles offer a bit of glitz. The light fixture, consoles, silk wall covering, and rug are all custom-made.
The library showcases more midcentury touches (above), and an antique, Venetian mirror hangs over the fireplace in the dining room (below). The dining room’s table, rug, and light fixtures are custom.
A tufted settee is paired with a custom table and chairs in the breakfast room. Personally, I could eat every meal here.
Like others throughout the house, the guest room’s fireplace surround was carved in India (I spy a Jonathan Adler piece on that mantel!). The walls are adorned with family heirlooms and are papered in hemp. The designer opted for silk wall covering in the master bath and Grand Antique marble that was originally quarried for the Vatican. Impressive.
PS - Here's another London home by Steven Volpe