ELLE DECOR December 2018

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10 Números

en este número

2 min.
editor’s letter

I LOVE AUTUMN IN ENGLAND. There’s something about the slow lead-up to the holiday season that feels protracted and deliciously long. In New York, it’s the opposite. One minute you’re on holiday in Majorca, eating whole fish at Ca’s Patro March, and then bam! You’re racing to see the windows on Fifth Avenue and then you’re on a plane again, this time to Miami for Art Basel (more on this later). Anyway, in September, I found myself with ED A-List designer Kathryn M. Ireland in a pink, silk-covered four-poster bed at Houghton Hall, one of the most beautiful houses in the Norfolk countryside. We were there for a dinner honoring its owners, Lord and Lady Cholmondeley, and their new exquisite collaboration with de Gournay. The next day, after a full…

1 min.

PETER MARINO Designer, “Chanel Change,” p. 70 HQ: New York City Day job: Leather-clad architect, among other things. Currently redesigning three Chanel stores. On Coco Chanel: “Madame Chanel was the most modern of them all. She was 100 years ahead of her time, because what she put up architecturally at rue Cambon, in Paris, stands up today.” PAUL FORTUNE Writer, “Merrie Olde Souls,” p. 110 ON THE SHELVES: Notes on Decor, Etc. (Rizzoli), published in October CRAZY GLAZE: “I adore my husband Chris Brock’s amazing ceramic pots.” JENNIFER RUBELL Artist, Not for Sale, p. 124 EXHIBITION ROUTINE: “I try to make myself invisible and just watch people interacting.” ARTFUL DODGER: “In my performance piece Consent, I allowed people to throw one pie in my face at a time. All in all, they threw 192 pies.” NICK SULLIVAN Writer, “Village People,” p. 86 SOCIAL FAUX PAS:…

1 min.
shantell martin

You’re an artist-in-residence at 92Y in Manhattan. Yes. Congratulations. What’s on your agenda there? A gallery show, a series of youth programs, and a talk with Ilana Glazer from Broad City on November 30. Yas queen! What’s your connection to her? She’s a fan of mine and has some of my art in her home. What would you change about the art world with the snap of a finger? I’d take down the facade built around it and call out all the BS and make it transparent. Which BS is that? We have an art world that doesn’t want to open up to everyone, because it might no longer have an air of importance. Wealthy people would still spend money on art but, at the same time, we’d empower artists and let everyone feel like they’re a part…

1 min.
no skis, please

I love to ski, but I would rather have a lazy fireside breakfast than hit the slopes at the crack of dawn. Which is why one of my favorite Alpine resorts is Schloss Elmau (schloss-elmau.de) in Bavaria, Germany, a turn-of-the-20th-century castle near Garmisch-Partenkirchen that in recent years has been modernized with 162 rooms and suites, several spas, and a world-class concert hall. Another mountain property to note is the new Caldera House (calderahouse.com), an eight-suite chalet and members-only club outside Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Los Angeles–based design firm Commune has successfully pulled off a sleek Cali take on the European chalet, with natural wood, stone surfaces, and Navajo kilim pillows. The big news of 2019 is the opening of Blackberry Mountain (blackberrymountain.com), in Tennessee’s Great Smoky range. The 5,200-acre complex, with…

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frosty tips


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a little romansh

Since the 19th century, the Swiss mountain town of St. Moritz has been a snowy retreat for celebrities and the Occident’s most moneyed. During a recent sojourn, I happened upon a store that dealt in home furnishings upholstered in chinchilla—an impulse buy for a Romanov, perhaps. A high level of gilt was the rule, not the exception. I had tea at Badrutt’s Palace, surrounded by small men weighed down by 51mm Hublots; shared the ice at the Lord Norman Foster–designed Kulm Eispavilion with mysterious figures, faces wrapped tightly in gauze from recent upkeep procedures; and had lunch among the Moncler puffer–and ski boot–clad families downing bowls of Bünder Gerstensuppe. With a cast of characters like that, it was only a matter of time before the international art world dug out…