Apr 01, 2016
By Ashley Pratt
Atelier AM are one of my favourite design firms. Based in Los Angeles, they have curated some of my most coveted properties. They have a well-trained eye for detail and see the great value in truly unique pieces. The husband and wife duo, Michael and Alexandra Misczynski, source pieces from all over the world creating a truly luxurious setting for their clients.
With great respect for proportion, their rooms feature large scale furniture, huge steel arch windows and oversized artworks, yet they let negative space take claim allowing these items to breathe. They look to history for influence and have a poetic way of juxtaposing beautiful antiques with modern world finds.
This Californian farm house is the perfect blend of calm sophistication and luxury living, while maintaining the cosy, homely nature that a getaway property should. A careful edit of sophisticated objects and unassuming furniture blended together creates the ideal living space. Natural fibres such as linen, raw timber and sisal add a rustic layered texture that’s in tune with the nature-rich surrounds.
This property is breathtaking. If you happen to be lucky enough to own a country property I highly recommend taking inspiration from this one. And if not well you can still get inspired by it – I know I do!
Here’s some pieces that will help you 'get the look’.
Milan linen sofa, $4500, MCM House; www.mcmhouse.com.au
Zaria marble occasional tables, $410/ea, Few and Far; www.fewandfar.com.au
Chris Warnes Dry 7 Landscape print, $4043 (framed), Otomys; www.otomys.com
Tan leather cushions, from $140, Mr & Mrs White; www.mrandmrswhite.net
Black/Bronze terracotta vessels, from $220, Alana Wilson; www.alanawilson.com
Oly Anders iron and hide chair, $6595, Coco Republic; www.cocorepublic.com.au
Antwerp timber dining table, $3900 (2.4m), MCM House; www.mcmhouse.com.au
Gubu Adnet Circulaire leather mirror, $1609, Surrounding Australia; www.surrounding.com.au
Cashmere chunky knit throws, $520/ea, Bemboka, www.bemboka.com
Hopetown glazed lamp, POA, Arteriors; www.arteriorshome.com