The Informal Workspace
In stylist Carlos Mota’s Dominican Republic beach home, a Picasso-inspired mural decorates a wall near the workplace, the place an Indian chair is pulled up to a desk designed by Mota. The built-in shelving and drawers permit for ample group—Marie Kondo would approve. In designers Andrew Fisher and Jeffry Weisman’s residence in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Fisher designed the workplace’s desk and embellished the Queen Anne chair with shells and black paint. Journalist Dena Kaye and her associate, designer Dick Fallin, modernized their home on St. Barts in the French West Indies while retaining its fundamental footprint. They turned the terrace off the lounge into the office and made sure the decor was spare. The chandelier, partly composed of paper notes, is a signature design by Ingo Maurer.
Bold black strains and furnishings give this house a strong statement. The desk within the late designer Alberto Pinto’s Rio de Janeiro home office is surmounted by an Almir Reis photograph of volleyball on Ipanema Beach; the parchment lamps are 1970s, and the chair is by Philippe Hurel. The mirrors are by Line Vautrin, the artworks are by Cy Twombly and Jean Dubuffet, and the banquette cushions are clad in a Great Plains cloth. Chinoiserie wallpaper by de Gournay strains an workplace at a New York house designed by David Kleinberg. The powdery pastel touches create a peaceful setting—looks like springtime is in full bloom yr-round. A hybrid house office/master bathtub is among the most revolutionary … Read More