Sharing some images of an extremely interesting apartment that belongs to "the international woman of mystery", Cindy Gallop. As a former chairperson of advertising giant BBH, Gallop didn’t have much time on her hands and her brief to the designers was simple: At night I want to feel like I’m in a Shanghai night club. The result which followed is this unconventional black lacquered Chinese box like living space that is sure to bring out the darker side of even the most saintliest one of us! See for yourself...
The ‘Black Apartment’, as it has come to be known, is designed by Stefan Boublil and his team at ‘The Apartment’. This place was previously the locker room of America’s first YMCA. The apartment has no demarcating walls inside it and when required private places can be created on the go with two track curtains.
Modern and classic elements are finely balanced to create a highly ornate and retro-ist atmosphere.
Cindy is an avid art and curios collector and her apartment is filled to the brim with gigantic religious paintings and objets d’ art from her many travels to far flung locations. Stuffed armadillo, gilded crocodile, lepord skin throws, Cindy sure has a penchant for the unordinary!
The wide sofas, reflective chandeliers and large wall art integrate so well with the open and flowing theme of the apartment.
I’ve always coveted homes with crisp, clean white walls and minimalistic living spaces but even still I’m completely in awe of the ‘Black Apartment’. I don't know if I love it, but I'm definitely intrigued with it.
The apartment houses so many interesting bits of design elements, lights, furniture and accessories that it is almost impossible to take it all in at one glance. You are likely to discover something completely new every time you see these images.
And of course, I saved the best for the last, Cindy Gallop is an avid shoe collector and considers her 300+ pairs of heels no less than art. Her shoes are proudly displayed all along the width of the apartment in their own light box!
( all images via Trend.Land )
Although the ‘Black Apartment’ may not fulfill everyone’s expectations of an ideal home it does recreate the atmosphere of a Shanghai night club, I can almost smell the whisky and cigarettes too!
The place is a vivid reflection of the Bold and the Beautiful personality of its owner. To me it is a perfect testament of Cindy’s words of advise to her clients, When the world goes zig, ZAG.
*These pictures are just the tip of this eccentric and unusual apartment. Be sure to watch this video where Cindy Gallop opens the doors to give us a sneak peak of her luxe loft.*