Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Archive - Gabrielle Sanders
Gabrielle Sanders in the kitchen area of her loft. All of the cookware and utensils are displayed simply on open shelves, rather than being hidden away. The shelves continue to flow into the salon area, becoming the library. On the table is an amber-coloured resin dish by Calvin Klein.
Left: Behind the chair, two windows of frosted glass allow more light into the office area. Beyond, the steps to the bedroom. Right: The bedroom walls are painted a delicate celadon, creating a peaceful atmosphere for sleep. A mousseline curtain screens the bedroom off from the rest of the loft.
A corner of the salon. The 1950s "boudoir" style chair was found at a flea market, and is covered in alcantara. A pashmina throw and cushions add to the overall softness. Behind the chair, a painting by Kathryn Lynch changes subtly with the light.
The overall look of the loft - white floors and ceiling, flooded with sunlight.
To me the New York loft apartment of stylist Gabrielle Sanders is an elegant lesson in editing -- I love how a few carefully chosen pieces are used to such great effect (though having a beautiful space to put it in is definitely an advantage). Most of the furniture was flea market finds, simply recovered and displayed with loving care. Scanned from a late 1990's issue of Marie Claire Maison (photos by Marie-Pierre Morel).