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Pascal Boyer Gallery

Liner Loungers

I have often been inspired by the interiors of legendary ocean liners like the France, Normandie, and Rotterdam. Making my rounds, I popped into the Pascal Boyer Gallery and was delighted to come across a pair of “Ours” chairs by Erton. These elegant chairs look so similar to the smoking lounge chairs found on board my favorite classic liners that I am tempted to recreate an oceanic salon for a client’s apartment with them. Of course, for the wall, we would have to have a Scott McBee monumental ocean liner painting as well!

Here lounging in one of these super comfy chairs, I am wearing a smoky pale blue suede biker jacket by Gucci, Tom Ford brown cotton shirt with contrast white collar, vintage moonstone cuff links from Ralph Lauren, brown tweed motorcycle pants and python belt both by Gucci and aubergine suede “Eton” boots by Yves Saint Laurent.

Creating Balance

When there is no preexisting axis in a room, the use of symmetry can go a long way toward establishing a much needed sense of balance. And so it is that I am always on the lookout for matching pieces. On a recent visit to the Pascal Boyer Gallery I came across a splendid pair of Jansen inlaid herringbone pattern cabinets modeled in a classic french form, yet with a nice 60’s/70’s modernist touch. I can see these lovelies flanking a doorway or fireplace, and they would really pop with a dark wall as a backdrop.

I am wearing a black wool flannel peaked lapel jacket by Gucci with a Tom Ford black and white silk pocket square, Richard James cotton shirt in white and black stripes with contrast white collar and cuff, Seaman Schepps black pearl cuff links, plum skinny jean by Diesel, silver chain link belt by Gucci, silver leather sneakers by Dior.

A Room Envisioned

Rich saturated colors can really add excitement and a bold glamor to a design; seeing this extraordinary bright orange lacquered “Arbus” style buffet from the Pascal Boyer Gallery got me thinking about its great potential as a dining room focal point. To make the colors in this dream room really resonate, upholstered grofage chocolate linen velvet walls might be just the thing. Add to this vision a modernist dining table with gilt bronze base and glass top surrounded by painted antique white and bright chartreuse upholstered Louis XVI oval back side chairs. Overhead, a Bagues rock crystal chandelier would be truly magical – and just above the buffet perhaps a large 50s gilt iron Jansen sunburst Mirror would create that perfectly opulent accent. Finally, for a floor treatment, the geometric Chateau de Groussay inspired silk carpet I designed for Doris Leslie Blau would be the quintessential statement of luxury. – A Quite splendid vision! – n’est-ce pas?

By a happy coincidence, my outfit compliments this magnificent buffet quite well. I am wearing, a Gucci camel hair top coat, a Mackintosh Scotland brown corduroy vest lined in orange nylon, camel silk turtle neck, striped wool scarf, oatmeal corduroy pants and python loafers all by Gucci, brown suede gloves by Sermoneta and a brown suede and leather satchel by Gucci.