A Ski Chalet, Vail
RCD in the NY Times!
With the lovely Jack Brockway & Alexandra Chong...
Mr Simon Liebel himself...
Event planner and dear friend.
A Beach Home, Montauk
Whilst this building was already complete, there had been no focus on the interior decorating or furnishings. As a result, in its linear, hard-surfaced modernity it felt cold and soulless. The objective was to inject life, warmth and to create a home rather than an architectural mausoleum, whilst still allowing the views and the spare architectural beauty to hold sway.
The brief was to update a dowdy, dated interior, injecting the yacht with some of the glamour and opulence befitting of its size and prestige. At the same time we wanted to create more contemporary, bright exteriors connected to the sea.
A Townhouse, London
This beautifully proportioned townhouse required a little imagination and warmth. As quite a serious, grown-up house, the clients wanted to incorporate a little playfulness and colour. Which RCD was happy to provide in full!
A Ski Chalet, Vail
For this project the British clients wanted to bring a sense of European heritage to the slopes of Vail. We created a chateau style in the expansive Great Room but with the comfort and a twist of the 21st century.
A Villa, Cap d'Antibes
This villa was previously decked out in a 1980s hotel Provencale style. The terracottas took no account of the glorious vista just outside the windows. So we created a look that linked it to the skys and seas immediately outside, and gave it some 21st century chic whilst allowing subtle nods to the Deco era in which the property was built. It is also playful and relaxed for maximum relaxation.
A River Apartment, London
More photos to come...
This apartment was over 10 years old and was looking jaded and in need of modernisation. The clients wanted a little glamour for their Pied-a-Terre; a style they might not choose to live in permanently but enjoyable for occasional visits. We used luxurious finishes such as wall to wall silk carpets, gold leaf wallpaper, and incorporated reflective surfaces to pick up the sparkle of the Thames and to deflect from the low ceilings.
A Country Mansion, Staffordshire
Photos in the pipeline...
The renovation of this property was a major undertaking as it had previously been a retirement home for missionary nuns. As a result there was a lot of lino, not used in a post-modern ironic way! We wanted to preserve the history and the interior architecture dictated to a large extent the approach here as it was Grade 1 Listed. We knocked through walls where possible in the newer wing, modernised all bathrooms and kitchens and incorporated state of the art systems. And gave it back a bit of love and a lot of grandeur.
A Cottage, Hamptons
More to follow. A work in progress....
We wanted to retain the old-fashioned charm of this cottage. It was felt that too much modernisation would endanger the whimsy of the tree-enveloped haven. An organic, not overly decorated style was favoured.
A Soho Loft, NYC
Coming soon. A work in progress...
In this classic Soho loft, we want to enhance the lofty proportions, and keep the wonderful sense of light.
I planned my wedding in conjunction with Simon Liebel. These shots show the 2 main events. Whilst I directed creatively and aesthetically, Simon Liebel and his crew realised it and produced it perfectly. It was genuinely the most beautiful wedding i have ever seen. My thanks go out to the SL team forever....