Vogue Living

Vogue Living March - April 2017

Vogue Living tells stories that engage, fascinate and excite, weaving together a myriad of influences that inspire our lives, be it cultural trends, arts and architecture, a new secret find around the corner, a far flung destination, or a privileged glimpse into a private and compelling world. Interiors, spaces and places, here or there, come vividly to life through their inhabitants and the lens of the camera. Beauty is paramount.

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4 min
une petite maison

French interior designer Marianne Evennou objects to being thought of as a small space specialist. “I work on just as many large projects,” she insists. Among those she has completed recently are a 700-square-metre country house to the north of Paris and a 180-square-metre apartment in the city’s sleek 16th arrondissement Still, there’s no getting past it: when it comes to dealing with a limited number of square metres, she has a defifinite talent, as this Paris pied-à-terre, designed for a couple (both doctors) whose main residence is in Normandy, attests. “In 18 square metres, you can have the same feeling of comfort and luxury as in a big apartment,” Evennou states. With other decorators, that may not always be true; with her, it is. The smallest project on which she’s worked…

3 min
profile: petra cortright

PETRA CORTRIGHT, the 30-year-old Californian artist who is dressed by Stella McCartney and who star-bills as ‘The Monet of the 21st century’ — or so the American press have hyperbolised her — is currently exhibiting in Melbourne and mulling over that comparison. “It’s very flattering but it gives my work an old spin,” says Cortright, admitting to parallels between her impasto-like build-up of computer pixels and the tache brushwork techniques of Impressionism’s grandee. “I work in a very contemporary way, but I do approach art with a classical mindset and I think it a noble pursuit to contribute something simple and beautiful to the world.” Cortright’s evocation of “simple and beautiful” belies a complexity of computer process, the first stage of which typically incurs a 12-hour session of deconstructing internet imagery…

5 min
“i like homes that are designed for living”

It’s fair to say that Lindsey Adelman looks at light in an entirely difffferent way than most of us. “Working with an immaterial substance like light is super interesting, because it’s elusive and moody,” says the pioneering lighting designer, sitting back at her gallery space in downtown Manhattan. “I really think it affects people’s behaviour in a pretty real way Perhaps most well known for her iconic Branching Bubble chandelier, which has become something of a design status symbol, Adelman says the right light can make or break a home even if the rest of the space is initially a shambles. Indeed, she remembers the first time she and her husband, Ian (a former director of digital design at The New York Times), saw the 12th-floor apartment in Brooklyn’s Park Slope…

5 min
keeping the peace

S eismic shifts in life rarely occur in complete isolation, as head of lifestyle for nine.com.au, Helen McCabe, would know all too well. A recent major change in career also coincided with another notable lifestyle transformation for the prominent journalist: the end of a 12-month renovation on her apartment in Sydney’s Elizabeth Bay Having been in print media for more than 20 years, most recently as the editor-in-chief of The Australian Women’s Weekly, McCabe made the bold decision to jump to digital. “2015 was a year to make some tough decisions and get my act together and, 12 months on, I pretty much did everything I wanted to do and I’m in another world,” McCabe beams. When it came to her beloved apartment, it was a simple case of ‘if the shoe…

1 min
magic carpet ride


6 min
kitchens & bathrooms dine out on

“We create a distinct aesthetic that is contemporary, while drawing on the language of craftsmanship and an understanding of materials.” — robert excell, mclaren excellSink bespoke concrete worktop from lowinfo. Tap Vola ‘KV4’. mclarenexcell.com TREND elemental Choose natural materials that will age with wear to bring an organic feel to the kitchen. Archier ‘Highline’ brass pendant (above) in Antique Patina, from $2600; Lightyears ‘Caravaggio’ pendant (below left) in Matte White, $381, from Cult. archier.com.aucultdesign.com.au The brief was ‘simplicity’ for architect Chris Gilbert of Archier. Most timber was locally sourced a mere 7km away from red stringy bark trees that fell during a storm. Benchtop mild steel from Agency of Sculpture. Cabinets wrapped in brass sheeting from George White & Co. Flooring red stringy bark from Corsair Sustainable Timbers. archier.com Originally a Victorian girls’ school, this…