Metal Inspiration in West Village Apartment

Although I have not received my October issue of Elle Decor, I caught a sneak peek of the images online yesterday and had to share them with you.  Say hello to Cameron Diaz’ recent renovation of her West Village apartment.

Can we talk about that fully upholstered armchair on the right?  And the vintage Murano chandelier?

Any guesses on the identity of the designer of this stunning space?  None other than Miss Kelly Wearstler.  And let me just say, she had me at that grasscloth.  I LOVE it, seams and all.  The texture of grasscloth is so appealing to me – natural and nubby and classic.  The focus of the apartment was to feature “hues of burnished metals and lustrous minerals: malachite, onyx, rose gold, silver, and copper.

Here is another shot of the living room.  The cabinet on the right is custom and houses a television.  I’m crazy for the fireplace screen – pretty fireplace screens are so hard to find!

The Master Bedroom is pretty, but what I am most interested in seeing (and hope it is in the actual magazine when it comes out), is the drawers “lined in raw black silk, the back sides of doors clad in hammered metal, and the interiors of closets covered in custom wallpaper or in vivid paint.”

What paint color would you guess is the “vivid” shade in the closet?  My money is on some shade of pink or red.

I’m guessing many of these knobs are attached to faux drawers, but this look is intriguing.  The hammered metal looking glass tile (Ann Sacks, of course), and the mix of metal finishes in general is very interesting.

How would you like to be a guest in this bedroom?  As much as I love the custom brass bed, I can hardly take my eyes off of the ceiling.  I’m guessing that’s wallpaper?  Love the vintage chandelier, too.

As much as I know frameless showers are all the rage these days, I think the framing detail on this shower is exquisite.  Almost like a modern art deco look.  I pinned a similar image on my Master Bathroom Renovation board on Pinterest.

I saved my favorite room for last, and I’m guessing this is the room inspired by malachite.  The bold green kitchen.

“The kitchen’s backsplash, counters, and sink fittings are unlacquered brass, the brass-trimmed cabinetry is lacquered in a custom color, and the range is by Viking; the wood floors were treated with an ebony stain and then cerused.

I have never seen an unlacquered brass backsplash or countertop, but it is stunning in this setting!  And the floors?  I swoon.  Anyone recognize that chandelier?  I’m guessing it is vintage.  P.S. “Cerused” means limed.

Do you feel the metal inspiration here?

Does this feel cold to you?  Or is it a warm, liveable space?

Personally, I think it fits the owner – single girl in the city.

All images courtesy of Elle Decor.

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Written by Grace

8 Responses to “Metal Inspiration in West Village Apartment”

  1. Nancy September 5, 2013 at 8:22 am #

    I agree it is awesome for a city girl. Can’t decide which I love more — the kitchen or the bathrooms. So unique!

    • Grace September 5, 2013 at 10:06 am #

      Nancy, absolutely! So glamorous!

  2. Emily September 5, 2013 at 8:42 am #

    It’s all so, so cool! Yes, great for a city girl or celebrity. I think bits and pieces can inspire the everyday person for sure. I’m in love with the two matching brass ottomans in the living area!

    • Grace September 5, 2013 at 10:07 am #

      Emily, yes! I think the article said those were vintage as well. Kelly Wearstler can rock her some brass!

  3. Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door September 5, 2013 at 9:17 am #

    I am IN LOVE with that kitchen. Beautiful!!

    • Grace September 5, 2013 at 10:08 am #

      Elizabeth, I know, right? I wonder how long it would take me to get tired of the green? It is one of my all-time fave shades of green though. 🙂

  4. Julie S September 5, 2013 at 11:57 am #

    Golly. This is gorgeous!! I love all the various metals because they’re not slick and shiny. It inspires me to incorporate more beaten/burnished/unlaquered metal in my home, which will please my hubby 🙂 It’s all a smidge too glam for me IRL but perfect for Cameron. I want to see her in this setting. No blue, I’m surprised for that blue eyed gal.

  5. Laurie Jones September 5, 2013 at 2:21 pm #

    Ok seriously there is nothing I dislike about this space I guess the only thing is it looks more like Kelly Wearstler’s place rather than Cameron’s space. Not that I’m friends with Cameron but I guess this isn’t what I would imagine. But regardless it is impeccably beautiful and I think the kitchen and chandelier is my favorite!

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