Habitually Chic®'s Logo  

Chic Duality

by habituallychic

12 . 05 . 14


For some reason, I thought I would be able to get work done while I am in Miami.  I see how silly that was now.  Things have been crazy here so I will resume with my holiday gift guides on Sunday when I’m back in New York. Until then, I leave you with this amazing 1920 apartment in Berlin which was featured in the December 2014 issue of World of Interiors. It belongs to luxury brand consultant Gerald Schmorl who decided to move back to his home country after 30 years living in Paris, London, Rome, and New York.

What I really love is that the public space is white and austere while the private side of the apartment is darker and more romantic. It would be the perfect place to work from home since all the clutter in the kitchen and dining area is hidden in large closets. All of the pieces of furniture in this room become more important and sculptural as well. It’s minimal without being boring.

The darker private side of the apartment was decorated more for evenings with soft velvet fabrics and more ornate antiques. It also uses a more intricate border than the simple hand-painted lines in the public side of the apartment. The Greek key trim in the bathroom relates back to the trim on the master bed linens and trellis on the adjacent veranda. This side is definitely more warm and relaxing.

It’s another one of those apartments that makes me want to clean out my own space and redecorate.  But the first thing I need to do when I get home is recover from Art Basel.

Bon week-end !

gerald-schmorl-berlin-world-of-interiors-2014-habituallychic-002 gerald-schmorl-berlin-world-of-interiors-2014-habituallychic-003 gerald-schmorl-berlin-world-of-interiors-2014-habituallychic-004 gerald-schmorl-berlin-world-of-interiors-2014-habituallychic-005 gerald-schmorl-berlin-world-of-interiors-2014-habituallychic-006 gerald-schmorl-berlin-world-of-interiors-2014-habituallychic-007 gerald-schmorl-berlin-world-of-interiors-2014-habituallychic-008 gerald-schmorl-berlin-world-of-interiors-2014-habituallychic-009 gerald-schmorl-berlin-world-of-interiors-2014-habituallychic-010 gerald-schmorl-berlin-world-of-interiors-2014-habituallychic-011 gerald-schmorl-berlin-world-of-interiors-2014-habituallychic-012