There are some people that you know you’ll like, even without meeting them in person. One of those people for me is NY based, Carlos Aparicio. Aparicio, an architect and owner of Gallery BAC, has phenomenal taste, which is precisely why I know we’d get along famously. His homes, which have featured in Elle Decor twice, and his New York gallery are filled with treasures that together are like a checklist of my favorite desingers. Andre Arbus – check! Jean-Michel Frank – check! Emile Jacques Ruhlmann – check! Andre Sornay – check! Jean-Charles Moreaux – check! Okay, I bet you get the picture. Add a few famous Danish mid-century designers in there and you’ve got yourself one stylish pad. It’s interesting to see that Aparicio has moved from what looks like an older style building, with period mouldings, to a more modern looking space with barely any architectural details at all. The furniture really is the feature here, and I’m sure that’s intentional as he admits that his apartment is also used as a showroom, moving pieces between home and the shop. I’m not sure that I could live with such beautiful pieces and then bare to part with them so easily. I guess I’d never make a very good antiques dealer…but I wouldn’t say no if he offered me a job!
What great style, I love that most of these rooms are done in a range of neutrals-so elegant! I’m wild about the draped chandelier, too!
Jennifer, I’ve got a good idea of the price of most of those pieces, so unforunately at the moment, imagining is all I can do!
Just beautiful- both apartments. And the pieces that fill the apt. are amazing!! Can you imagine??!!
I know, Katie – and not just a few beautiful peices – a whole apartment full of them!
Patricia – the chandelier is actually for sale in his gallery, so there is more info about it on their website. The March Elle Decor is a great issue too.
Cakespy – I agree, its a Frits Henningsen chair and its beautiful!
I can see why you like him so much! Great style.
The draped chandelier in the 3rd picture is particularly intriguing! I can hardly wait to get this magaine issue.
Oooh gorgeous–that black chair most of the way down is just to die for!