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M.T. Carney’s SoHo Loft: M.T. Carney, CEO of Untitled Worldwide LLC and former president of marketing for Walt Disney Studios Worldwide, has always loved SoHo. “The neighborhood has a romantic vibe to me, in spite of the traffic and the tourists. Raoul’s on Prince Street was the first restaurant I ever went to in New York. I was eighteen at the time.” Twenty years after that first meal, she moved into the loft on Spring Street where she now lives with her fiancé, Richard, and her two children, James and Matilda. “It was the first time I’d ever been able to build an apartment without compromise. It was just for me, no husband. It was my apartment, and I was able to do whatever I wanted. That said, the place was a total shell—there were no floors or ceilings, just a couple of raw light bulbs and a toilet in the middle of the room.”
Enter decorator Michael Adams. “Michael’s boyfriend worked for me at my old agency, and I’d met Michael socially a few times before he took on this project. I think it was one of his first bigger jobs. He has now done every house I’ve had in New York and all of my offices,” she says of her longtime collaborator, who had a hand in everything in the loft from the gray and blue color scheme to the way the books are arranged on the shelves.
Karlie Kloss New York City Home Via Vogue.com
Karlie Kloss New York City Home: ”I’m not used to being me in a photo,” says Karlie Kloss, who, in spite of her protestations, seems perfectly comfortable doing exactly that. Naturally flashing her sly, alluring smile and leaning ever so effortlessly against her kitchen counter, she looks every inch the supermodel.
Kloss shopped around for two years before finding this somewhat hidden, greenery-covered home on a quiet street a few blocks off the Hudson River. She liked the notion of being in the West Village—it’s where most of the people she’d met said they would want to live—along with the small garden in front where she could plant flowers and herbs. The interior, however, was an unknown frontier. “I really had no experience at all decorating or being a homeowner,” Kloss says. “I knew I wanted to make it mine, but I wasn’t quite sure how to go about doing that.”
Enter Nate Berkus, whom Kloss knew of from his appearances on Oprah and had then met through a mutual friend. “I’ve been in the business a really long time,” Berkus says, “and to work with someone who gets so excited over the delivery of a mirror is really nice.” The two set about creating a home that reflects both Kloss’s personal style and her age. With iron hooks from Anthropologie, a waterfall-style console from interior-design resource Made Goods, and the mirror Berkus is referring to (a custom brass–shark tooth piece from Chicago-based Antiques on Old Plank Road), her rooms are luxurious without being overly cluttered with inappropriately expensive rarities. “I wanted to mix and match the same way I do with fashion—wearing, say, a beautiful Saint Laurent tailored blazer with an H&M T-shirt,” says Kloss, who paired high-end feather wallpaper from Lee Jofa with drapes from Restoration Hardware.
Kloss and Berkus also purposely left room to grow in the multilevel house. Though the guest bedroom upstairs is currently the “shove-everything-in-there-and-close-the-door room,” as Kloss calls it, at some point she’ll likely convert it to an office for her many side projects—including (at the moment) her jeans collaboration with Frame Denim and her philanthropic, nutrition-focused vegan baking business, Karlie’s Kookies. Downstairs in her “football-watching room” (she roots for her home team, the St. Louis Rams), there’s just a big comfy couch from Restoration Hardware and a black-and-white print from her first shoot with Arthur Elgort.
The room Kloss really loves, though, is the kitchen. On the marble counter near her beloved cherry-red KitchenAid mixer is a photo of herself with Momofuku Milk Bar’s Christina Tosi, her Karlie’s Kookies partner. When she’s not striding down the runway wearing Oscar de la Renta, Anthony Vaccarello, or Donna Karan, Kloss is fond of charmingly folksy aprons embroidered with such sayings as a balanced diet is a cookie in each hand and cookie queen—and she’s recently been making English toffee from her uncle’s secret recipe. Call it Karlie’s Kholesterol. “It’s everything my cookies aren’t,” says the model, who eats mostly vegetarian and stocks her kitchen with quinoa flour.
Giambattista Valli Paris Apartment Via Sukio Images Vogue
Giambattista Valli Paris Apartment: Apartment in Paris is absolutely nothing traditional. It is decorated with exclusive pieces of furnishings that contrast completely with the traditional interior architecture of a classic Paris apartment. Herringbone floors and really ornate crown molding are continually present all through, while the furnishings is a lot more on the modern day side apart from the red Oriental antique bed that appears to be utilised as a form of sitting.
Images & Source Via AD Cindy Crawford George Clooney Mexican Villas
Cindy Crawford George Clooney Mexican Villas in Los Cabos, on the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja peninsula, stand side by side as a testament to a remarkable friendship, the one that George Clooney shares with Rande Gerber and his wife, Cindy Crawford. The name of this compound, Casamigos—or House of Friends—says it all. “We’ve been hanging out for 20-something years,” says Gerber, a nightlife entrepreneur who now focuses on his tequila-and-rum company, Gerber Spirits. “Long before the houses were built, we would travel to Baja together, staying at different hotels and drinking tequila.” Read more at AD.