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Pure Perfection

by habituallychic

01 . 13 . 10

I was looking through old tear sheets again when I found the page below from the November 2008 issue of Vogue. It was shot at interior designer Veere Grenney‘s London home and it was the first place that I became acquainted with him and his work. It is also still one of my all time favorite homes. One that I could move into tomorrow and be blissfully happy forever! Except maybe for the bed. I grew up with a canopy bed and I have had an aversion to them ever since but if anyone could make me reconsider them, it would be Veere Grenney! I also thought it was perfect to post his beautiful home after Hamish Bowles Paris place since they are friends. I wrote about their summer excursion in a post last year. I find this apartment infinitely inspiring and I hope you do too! Enjoy!

Photos by Ditte Isager for Australian Vogue Living

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  1. Shorely Chic January 14, 2010 | 1:29 am

    Such a lovely apartment – I love all the neutrals and how “not-decorated” it looks. Each piece seems to have come from a different place in a different time.

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. MaryBeth January 14, 2010 | 2:14 am

    Heather, do you know what the rugs are? MB

  3. Dumbwit Tellher January 14, 2010 | 2:57 am

    These are rooms that you could walk away and return in 30 years and they’d still look as fabulous as they do now. Perfection!

  4. style chronicle January 14, 2010 | 3:25 am

    Perfection indeed! So soft yet strong, timeless yet au courant. I remember coming across the website of the fabric manufacturer used on the canopy bed but now I have forgotten it. Any chance you know who it is? I believe it is a british textile designer…

  5. style chronicle January 14, 2010 | 3:28 am

    Silly me, it’s Veere Grenney himself!

  6. Karena January 14, 2010 | 4:48 am

    Perfection is right! very inviting, lovely!!

  7. K.Jones January 14, 2010 | 5:26 am

    Proof a whole room can be art!! Standing O to the artist.

  8. Jeanne January 14, 2010 | 9:19 am

    Your right…it is pure perfection!
    Jeanne 🙂

  9. Ness Lockyer January 14, 2010 | 10:59 am

    What a gorgeous home! I can see why you love it.
    Ness xx

  10. jones January 14, 2010 | 11:53 am

    Yep, totally agree–perfection. Love the placement of the Robsjohn-Gibbings chairs. Mary

  11. decorarts January 14, 2010 | 12:11 pm

    I love how the sisal rugs really lift the room. Also, the contemporary pieces truly add an artful jolt to what is largely a traditional space. This is mixing periods at its best. For another post on mixing contemporary and traditional, check out my blog post on the gallery Iliad, by searching Iliad in the search box in the bottom middle column of my blog, Decor Arts Now. Those folks are great at it too. You can find me at http://www.decorartsnow.com
    Best, Lynn

  12. Alice Olive January 14, 2010 | 1:39 pm

    I love all this light! I think light might be the best ingredient to set off a beautiful home. The height of those windows! Lovely!

  13. ArchitectDesign™ January 14, 2010 | 2:38 pm

    I could move right in – canopy bed and all! A canopy bed just seems so cozy!

  14. Debra Phillips January 14, 2010 | 2:42 pm


    indecision solved. i bought a vintage buffet for my shop with incredible lines but a horrible paint finish, think 50’s blonde furniture. i will now replicate the console with a black top and cream body with aged golden accents….YES!
    to die for apartment by the way
    5th and state

  15. the details are the sweetest part January 14, 2010 | 2:59 pm

    oh this home is just so gorgeous. it’s one of those that almost hurts to look at because it’s not mine! i love how there is a sense of symmetry but not matchy-matchyness. this is perfectly shown in the first picture where the two pictures are hung on either side of the large piece of artwork – they line up, but the frames and compositions are different enough to create interest.

    thanks for sharing!

  16. the NEO-traditionalist January 14, 2010 | 3:24 pm

    GORGEOUS. The shot of the dining room with the massive mirrors and the chandelier and the braided jute rug…pure divinity. You have such impeccable taste. XX Kate

  17. SogniSorrisi January 14, 2010 | 4:21 pm

    Beautiful space. I love all the gorgeous chairs.

  18. Cassandra January 14, 2010 | 6:35 pm

    I have the sames tear-sheets ( actually photocopies becuse I cannot and will not tear up Vogue Living) on my wall. It’s a very beautiful apartment and I get to walk past it every day (from the buddha side!)

  19. Teresa Hatfield January 15, 2010 | 10:51 am

    lovely post!