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Perfect Pied-à-Terre

by habituallychic

09 . 01 . 14


I’m in the process of rethinking my apartment and could not be more inspired by the London home of Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeylen. They gut renovated a flat in the Victoria area and reconfigured the strange layout to make a perfect pied-à-terre. It’s filled with an eclectic mix of antiques they find working for their interior design clients and Nicky Haslam Ltd., the chic design shop Paolo runs on Pimlico Road. After you see the photos, I’m sure you’ll be inspired too. For even more inspiration, you should follow Paolo on Instagram @paolomoschino

Comfy velvet sofas and a stag-at-bay bronze above the fireplace strike a more traditional note at the other end of the drawing room.


A Jeff Koons resin balloon dog, bought for a song in the East Village years ago, holds court in the double drawing room.

Two 19th-century black and gold Coromandel screens divide the double drawing room.

paolo-moschino-philip-vergeylen-london-2014-AD-habituallychic-005The drawing room features a work on paper by Jean Cocteau over the mantel.

The drawing room also features a pair of brass bookshelves custom made after a Billy Baldwin design for Cole Porter, a vintage console by Jansen, and a sofa by Moschino’s firm, Nicholas Haslam Ltd.

paolo-moschino-philip-vergeylen-london-2014-AD-habituallychic-007The dining room paneling is lacquered black; the Italian dining chairs are antique, the table’s centerpiece is by Buccellati, and the terra-cotta sculpture is 18th-century French.


 Philip Vergeylen and Paolo Moschino in their kitchen.

The other end of the drawing room, with pine paneling and a 19th-century mahogany bookcase, has a clublike air; the sofa is by Nicholas Haslam Ltd., and the chairs and cocktail table are all vintage Jansen.


The guest room’s gilded bed is 19th-century French.

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The guest bath’s vanity, tub surround, and paneling are faux marbre.paolo-moschino-philip-vergeylen-london-2014-AD-habituallychic-014
The tapestry in the master bedroom is 17th-century Flemish; the linens are by D. Porthault, and the throw pillows are of a Georges Le Manach cotton from Claremont.


Photos byTim Beddow and Clive Nichols.