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Off-Piste

Off-Piste

Cozy and serene, art dealer Aroldo 'Dino' Zevi's traditional Swiss farmhouse gives new definition to chalet chic. With its spare curation of antique furnishings and emphasis on natural alpine materials, the Engadin Valley home feels understated, luxurious and full of warmth. Get the look with similar items from Lee Stanton by clicking through the galleries below. 

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Photo: Oberto Gili for The World of Interiors. 


SCENE SETTER

SCENE SETTER

Lush, romantic, and artfully composed, the Milan residence of director Luca Guadagnino feels like a setting from one of his movies. The mix of baroque and midcentury elements creates a nostalgic, yet forward-facing ambience. Get the look with similar items from Lee Stanton by clicking through the galleries below.

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Photo: Mikael Olsson for T Magazine


New Year, New Arrivals

New Year, New Arrivals

As I’ve mentioned before, my recent buying trip to Northern Europe was extraordinary. We just unpacked the second of three shipments and I couldn’t be more pleased. The diversity of this collection may initially surprise you. However, the transitional nature and remarkable quality of these items will result in what I hope will be a pleasant surprise.

My focus this trip was on Nordic and Scandinavian mid-century design. Pieces from renowned design houses, as well as those from influential, lesser known designers, in a mix of rustic, industrial, brutalist, organic and modernist styles. There is so much more to mid-century design than the classic pieces we see so often. I wanted to bring back an edit that could challenge our expectations of the period and expand our understanding of what it means to be 'mid-century'. I've found it's often the earlier that pieces are the most interesting. You can see the original inspiration fully played out, and often there was more experimentation going on too. 

The items in this collection embody the more understated, organic elements of mid-century modern design. Simple yet substantial, their modern elements are edited and structural, not decorative or overtly derivative. In this way, they feel more transitional and versatile in nature than the blatant copies and nouveau mid-century versions that are so common today. Often a simple, incredible design gets elaborated to the point where it loses its original identity. The demand for more, or for similar styles creates an overflow of imitation and elaboration, until eventually, something that was once unique and special gets boiled down into something that is common and ordinary. 

My hope is that individually, and as a collection, these pieces cast light on the diverse artistry of this period, and that you will feel encouraged to mix different elements within your own home. I am delighted to be able to share these extraordinary finds with you, and invite you to come see for yourself in person at our Showroom in Los Angeles, our Private Stash in Montecito, or by appointment at our Stash Warehouse. 


Balancing Act

Balancing Act

The Bellport bungalow Keith Pollock shares with partner Andy Baraghani strikes a canny balance between relaxed and refined design elements. With an earthy color palette and emphasis on natural light, the home feels both grounded and thoughtfully composed. Get inspired with similar items from Lee Stanton by clicking through the galleries below.

  

  

  

  

  

  Photo: Adrian Gaut.


Mix and Match

Mix and Match

Architect Charles Zana's light-filled Paris apartment is a breath of fresh air. Graciously composed, the constantly evolving mix of pieces from different periods and styles gives the home a dynamic and playful personality. Get inspired with similar items from Lee Stanton by clicking through the galleries below.

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Photo: François Halard for AD Italia


California Classic

California Classic

Furniture designer Glenn Lawson's soulful renovation of this Santa Barbara home takes inspiration from its midcentury Southern California roots. With an open floor plan, huge glass windows and luxurious wall-to-wall carpeting, the designer's mix of contemporary and classic midcentury pieces feels nostalgic, yet entirely 21st century. Get the look with similar items from Lee Stanton by clicking through the galleries below.

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Photo: Ori Harpaz for T Magazine.


Salt of the Earth

Salt of the Earth

Axel Vervoordt's Gravenwezel Castle, located in a small village outside Antwerp, Belgium, is a testament to the designer's singular vision. With its limited, earthy color palette, dramatic sense of scale, and emphasis on soft natural textures, the home is a vision of wabi-sabi elegance and restraint. Get the look with similar items from Lee Stanton by clicking through the galleries below. 

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Photo: Jake Curtis for DesignAndLive.


Lofty Heights

Lofty Heights

This 2007 Paris loft is defined by its offbeat sensibility and clean, gallery-like minimalism. Modernist masterpieces feel right at home against the apartment's sleek utilitarian lines, while pieces of folk art feel vibrant and personal. Get the look with similar items from Lee Stanton by clicking through the galleries below. 

  

 

  

  

Photo: @domicile.file.