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Ace of Spades

by habituallychic

02 . 25 . 10

I’ve mentioned before that I’ve been going through my old tear sheets and one of the folders contained numerous magazine articles that featured Kate and Andy Spade’s apartment. In my opinion, it’s one of those timeless homes that will probably look as good in 30 years as it does after three which is a testament to the chic taste of it’s owners as well as their interior designer, Steven Sclaroff. Maybe also because they retained the beautiful pre-war details that a lot of other people might have ripped out. The fabulous art collection doesn’t hurt either! It would be interesting to see if they’ve made any changes since it was last photographed. If you are curious as to what this creative couple has been up to since they left Kate Spade the company, they were just profiled in New York magazine. I hope the next interview is accompanied by more photos! Enjoy!

Photos by Tina Barney, Jason Frank Rothenberg, Noe DeWitt and Eric Morin

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  1. red ticking February 25, 2010 | 12:46 am

    i agree… fabulous and timeless.. xx

  2. La Maison Fou February 25, 2010 | 1:06 am

    Well, I am in love! Heather, that zebra wallpaper I must have! Love it!
    Also the hexagonal wall, so different and nice alternative to the box.


  3. the NEO-traditionalist February 25, 2010 | 1:09 am

    Read the article last week and LOVED it—they are such an amazing, creative couple and their apartment is my all time favorite. No really, ALL TIME. Thanks for posting Heather! XO

  4. Chic Coles February 25, 2010 | 1:50 am

    What a beautiful apartment. It is timeless. Thank you.

  5. the carolyn February 25, 2010 | 1:58 am

    Somewhere out there are photos of the Spades’ country house. I swear I saw them . . . maybe 5 years ago? If you ever find them, please share!

  6. Ryan Hines February 25, 2010 | 2:30 am

    I love that apartment so much that I can barely breathe.

    That zebra wallpaper is Scalamandre I believe and the red version was used in the movie The Royal Tenenbaums if I remember correctly. 😀

  7. Gregory Piccini February 25, 2010 | 5:11 am

    This is great! I love the bedroom with the yellow headboard (the wallpaper, sisal rug and image of the gentleman are perfect!). And I learned that her husbands name is Andy. For the longest time I just assumed it was Jack.

  8. KSK February 25, 2010 | 5:12 am

    Great post, that b/w striped shower curtain has been on my inspiration board for months! I’m going to attempt to sew a replica for my house.

  9. Simply Luxurious February 25, 2010 | 5:13 am

    Love it! You’re absolutely right – timeless. From the crown molding, green leather chair, green bedroom, green bathroom – all it of it, gorgeous.

  10. Karena February 25, 2010 | 6:25 am

    Their NY digs are fabulous, I am amazed at their art collection!!


  11. Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels February 25, 2010 | 7:11 am

    wow. Stunning!

  12. Meander February 25, 2010 | 11:59 am

    That Kelly Green and Black bathroom is SO her and SO divine! Thanks for sharing!!!

  13. harrydog February 25, 2010 | 12:54 pm

    neo-ggggggggorgeous!!! love them!!! xx
    truly inspiring!!!

  14. Karen February 25, 2010 | 12:55 pm

    Maybe the best I’ve ever seen. Truly divine.

  15. Bailey February 25, 2010 | 2:30 pm

    Hotness. Really good, I agree it will age well. Also quite enjoy all of the stripeyness.

  16. Shlomo Greenwald February 25, 2010 | 2:51 pm

    Okay. I have this issue at home (thank G-d or Id wish I did really badly after seeing it now) and I love the John Baldessari paintings and the yellow velvet chair. In a 2004 House & Garden, there’s Kate in the Domestic Bliss column and she’s at a hotel surrounded by books and tea and it’s just a great image. You don’t have that do you? I think the chair’s in that one too.

  17. AlwaysMe February 25, 2010 | 2:58 pm

    Thanks for sharing both the NY magazine article and the pictures. Both were inspiring. Love the use of color, the timeless decor. So glad they didn’t alter the kitchen or any of the mouldings. Loved the signature kelly green and the mirrored floor lamp.

  18. Bill February 25, 2010 | 3:05 pm

    Wow! What a home…thanks for sharing!

  19. Lacquered Life February 25, 2010 | 3:05 pm

    I think nowadays, fewer ppl are eliminating pre-war details in their apartments, however, I was recently viewing an apartment in the 70s on Lex and a “makeover” had been done in the seventies–and they had even dropped the ceiling! A catastrophe!

  20. jones February 25, 2010 | 3:43 pm

    The art work, the colors, the furniture–perfect and definitely ageless. Thanks for featuring this great work of art.

  21. west by south February 25, 2010 | 4:05 pm

    Thanks so much for posting…I remember the spread of their flat in Town and Country I believe…and always wished I had saved that one…not sure why I didn’t as it is pretty perfect in a very imperfect way! THANK YOU…loved the post!

  22. Casey February 25, 2010 | 4:49 pm

    I think I saved their spread in T&C! It’s a shame they sold their company though.

  23. AlwaysMe February 25, 2010 | 6:15 pm

    I know I’ve already left a comment, but I have to tell you that I’ve already been back to this post 3x and have been thinking about it all morning!

  24. honey living February 26, 2010 | 4:32 pm

    so beautiful! so much to look at and adore here.

  25. the.neo.lifestyle February 27, 2010 | 1:48 pm

    I always loved that apartment since the moment I saw it, what a style.


  26. doug March 1, 2010 | 4:18 am

    completely timeless, I agree. this is good, good stuff

  27. lush bella March 1, 2010 | 6:30 pm

    oh! every single room is perfect! love, love, love all the art and how it’s arranged from room to room. esp love the Gerhard Richter and the yellow velvet chair. i love it all!

  28. casey at loft and cottage March 1, 2010 | 11:32 pm

    Lovely! Thanks for sharing. Their use of art is amazing.

  29. simply seleta March 2, 2010 | 3:33 am

    Bravo, bravo! I’m such a huge fan of Kate Spade in so many senses. She just oozes style. Loved this post!!!

  30. Peculiar Whimsy April 14, 2010 | 2:13 pm

    I knew she did a stationery line based on the zebra wallpaper from Gino’s but I didn’t realize she had the wallpaper created. I am so jealous!!