I have always been fascinated by homes which show personality - rather than minimalist homes or those following the latest trend. However, this idea doesn't have to equate to luxury. The most interesting homes are those where you see something of the personality of your host - books on certain topics, prints of the ballet, little boxes from Laduree now filled with curio, the flyer for an art exhibition, an old ribbon from a chemise, an empty perfume bottle - still beautiful nonetheless.
Coco's love of beauty and personal are all exquisitely displayed here.
Valentino - not only a man born with the eye for sartorialism but also an eye for creating a beautiful interior too. This video shows three of Valentino Garavani's many homes in Paris (Chateau de Wideville), Gstaad (Chalet Gifferhorn) and his Yacht (T.M. Blue One) moored in Venice. Each very different in style.
Along with Valentino's genius for design, he also strikes me as a very human man filled with much Italian emotion and passion as well as, at times, a sardonic wit - never a man to take himself - or perhaps others - too seriously. He and Giancarlo Giammetti, his lifelong partner - a rare achievement today, particularly in business - make an extremely stylish duo.
I'm not sure how quickly that's going to sell. $33 million and then the fact that it's set up with studios and offices means that if anyone purchases it with the intent to use it all as living space, they'll need to sink many more millions into it. I mean, the current living areas are gorgeous and probably about as close to universally appealing as you're going to get, but this is the kind of property that can sit on the market for years. Let's hope some Russian billionaire buys it quickly. haha