Last night, whilst browsing through back-issues of Belle magazine for something else unrelated, I finally found this apartment by Christian Lyon. I've had it in my head since the last post I did about him - one of my favorite interior designers - almost a year ago. I promised to find some more images to share and now finally I can.
Inspired by luxury ocean liners from the art deco era, Perth based Lyon has created a stunning home for his clients in this massive 3-story mansion (which happens to contain a bar, dance floor, squash courts, gym, saunas, and a 21-seat private cinema). Sourcing trips to Europe and the US have provided much of the furniture and accessories that make this home so different from almost any other in the country. In true Lyon style, the furniture and colour palette simply oozes glamour.
A Christian Lyon designed armchair sits next to a table by Nancy Corzine on top of which sits a Donghia lamp. A very pretty vignette.
A mix of custom designed pieces in the living space. Apart from the acid green and cobalt blue curtains, the colours are very serene. I'm loving the stonework around the fireplace (to the left).
Chandeliers by Donghia in the dining room above a very glam crystal dining table. If that's not fit for a hollywood starlet, then I don't know what is!
A close-up of the dining room sideboard, from Nancy Corzine. The lamp is from Alexandre Biaggi (a gorgeous store in Paris that you should definitely check out on your next visit), and goat-skin covered cocktail set. The article doesn't mention it, but they look to me like they could be by Aldo Tura.
Another seating area, looking out over the informal dining area. I wish I had the space for one dining area like this, let alone two!
In the entrance, a deco era table and lamp with a 30's leather carved bas relief. Love it. Love it all!
The ocean liner inspiration is evident here with the grand spiralled staircase.
A very glamorous looking bedroom, and so luxuriously large! I love that chaise, and the dressing table, and the side chair...
I just wish the talented Mr Lyon had a website so I could get my fix of his work more often.
From Belle Australia December 2004, photography by Anson Smart.