Vogue Living November/December 2019

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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in this issue

1 min
the beauty of choice

FISHER & PAYKEL BEAUTIFUL DESIGN AND SMART USE OF SPACE BRINGS FORM AND FUNCTION TO THIS STUNNING WAREHOUSE CONVERSION. Interior designer Carole Whiting is known for creating refined, sophisticated spaces with incredible materiality. Her own apartment is no exception, with the crisp, monochromatic palette of materials and tones establishing a unique, minimalist aesthetic. The existing kitchen was dark and awkward, with a heavy marble bench that divided and crowded the space, and cabinets that inhibited movement through the space. Whiting removed this island, replacing it with a lightweight, freestanding trestle-style table. She placed cabinetry around the walls to open up the room to natural light and the rest of the apartment. To maintain the clean aesthetic, Whiting hid the dishwasher behind one of the white larch cabinets, and a slim, integrated fridge-freezer behind another. “Integrated…

3 min

Gaelle Le Boulicaut PHOTOGRAPHER This French native has the pleasure of splitting her time between Paris and Vannes, an ancient walled town on the north-west coast of France. She brilliantly captures the home of designer Sandra Benhamou (page 116) in this issue. Her creative process is at its best, she says, when she has a coup de coeur for a project — the literal translation doesn’t do it justice but she likens its meaning to ‘crush’. When shooting this apartment on Paris’s Right Bank, Le Boulicaut had a crush on “the colours, the collections of Italian design and straightaway I got on like a house on fire with Sandra. She’s very welcoming and fun”. Le Boulicaut is currently working on a book about architectural collectors around the world. @gaelleleboulicautpics Melissa George ACTOR Australian actor Melissa…

1 min
take the tour

What do you get when one of Italy’s most-lauded brands lands in the heart of MELBOURNE? Touching down in Collingwood, BOFFI has opened its first flagship showroom in the city. Featuring the best in kitchen, bathroom and furniture design, the brand’s WAREHOUSE-STYLE REFRESH of an old gospel hall curates statement elements — from marble cabinetry to metal tabletops — in an exquisite re-imagining of a residentially aligned interior. The design also nods to the GRANDEUR OF MILAN, the birthplace of Boffi. For the full first look, visit VOGUELIVING.COM.AU Vogue Living @vogueliving Vogue Living @VogueLiving vogueliving.com.au…

2 min
editor’s letter

Hemingway once said that if you are lucky enough to live in Paris in your youth, it stays with you wherever you go for the rest of your life. This has been true for me — my time living in the world’s most beautiful city continues to inspire me in myriad of ways. French but particularly Parisian culture remains intimately entangled with the global design scene not only as inspiration but also as the source for some of the industry’s biggest players. Known as both the City of Light and the City of Love, Paris has long enticed creatives, artists and designers to its cobblestoned streets, Haussmannien buildings and open garden parks. Design, and an appreciation of it, is part of the very fabric of Paris. As Ian Phillips states in…

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joie de vivre

Designed by the Danish starchitect Bjarke Ingels, The XI is one of the most spectacular real-estate projects currently under construction in Manhattan. Located directly on the Hudson River, it will consist of two twisting towers that look as if they’re engaged in a majestic mid-air dance. When completed, they will house not only the first Six Senses hotel in an urban setting, but also a plethora of luxury residences. Interestingly, only one of the three teams working on the interiors is American, the others are both French — Gilles & Boissier and Pierre Yovanovitch. The allure of Parisian interior designers is nothing new, but in recent years their success has become almost stratospheric. Yovanovitch currently has some 30 projects on his drawing board, among them the extension of The Berkeley hotel…

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paris je t’aime

“I think my love for narrative and storytelling plays into my furniture in the same way it feeds my love for contemporary art”PIERRE YOVANOVITCH, DESIGNER…