millennial modern geoffrey bradfield

August 14, 2012

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I just finished Geoffrey Bradfield's
A 21st Century Palace and can think of a million
reasons why this billionaire's decorator
may be the coolest cat in the castle;
however, I will limit myself to 5.

1.
He's okay with technology displayed nakedly
like the TV in his townhouse above.

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2.
He has a passion for contemporary art
so clients like this couple in Mexico City
trust him with their palace's interior
and placement of important pieces.

images from the palace featured in A 21st Century Palace

3.
He wears his hair on the longer side;
for years it was down to his shoulders.
What? It's my blog, and this is not Architectural Digest.
I feel a connection with him about the hair thing.

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A 21st Century Palace

4.
He shares incredible projects in
a new series of books so inquiring
design freaky minds don't have to
simply speculate about the wonder
of it all.
A 21st Century Palace
(Smallwood and Stewart)
is room-by-room insight into the home
created for a leading international art collector.
It's the first in a series, documenting five exceptional homes
that he has created worldwide (text by Jorges S. Arango).


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"The premise of the book is working for a
modern day Medici, as if you were in Florence
working for Lorenzo Medici where the client
can have anything, and his taste is
so refined that it’s just exhilarating."

I learned all sorts of truly intriguing tidbits
about art and its value... i.e. the incredible dining
table masterpiece created especially for the client
came with a $500,000 price tag. Sounds steep
but when you learn the whole story, you realize
it is actually a priceless treasure.
(No photo of it here, you'll have to peek inside the book!)

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5.
Every year he takes 10 of his friends with him
on a fun filled vacation...can you even imagine
the memories made and the joy shared
with such a tradition?

Okay.
Back to real life.
But isn't it refreshing to peek
through such an exquisite window
of the world if only for a moment?



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4 comments

  1. Yes, it is very nice to take a closer look at someone's house! This is very classy! I love all those books!

    Have a great day!

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  2. Now I really need to go buy that book since I'm dying to read about that table....and I like his style!

    XX
    Debra~

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  3. So my first question was "Is that a REAL Frida Kahlo painting?". It seems like his clients not only have money but also taste which I can't say is always true with that income bracket! But that table...wow, what a price tag! Those must be some vacations he goes on with his friends...those are a lucky 10!

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  4. Those "lucite (?)" chairs...I DIE! franki

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