Photo Gallery: Brian Gluckstein’s Favourite Spaces
The designer gravitates toward sharp designs.
A high-gloss black and white floor is set off by black accents in this space by French designer Pierre Yovanovitch, proving it doesn’t take a lot of colour to make a dramatic statement. “I love the graphic floors in this space and the modern architectural details influenced by the 30s.”
This home is owned by Harry Slatkin, who is famous for making cult-status candles and helping reinvigorate the Irish outerwear brand Belstaff. “This colour palette from Harry Slatkin is such a modern approach to an über-traditional space.”
Power broker and philanthropist Deeda Blair always makes an impact. In her New York apartment the living room walls are sky blue Venetian plaster: it’s been likened to living inside a pearl. “Deeda Blair is the style setter. Her interiors are just she is: understated, classic and elegant.”
The quiet luxury of this penthouse by designer Stephen Sills is precise yet warm. The furnishings are upholstered in solid fabrics, but subtle detail is injected by lively wall interest. “Stephen does a great mix of furniture and incredible wall and floor textures. He creates the most beautifully designed ‘un-designed’ spaces.
A figurative sculpture is a dynamic focal point amid stone walls in this San Joaquin Valley residence, designed by Aidlin Darling Design. “This is a beautiful modern interior. It makes stone, cement and wood luxurious.”
This iconic fashion sensibility of Coco continues to capture our imagination. Her layered Parisian pied à terre on the Rue Cambon remains every bit as chic as her tweed jacket. “Coco Chanel — what more can I say? This is the ultimate in French interiors. Lots of chinoiserie — every house should have some.”
This room design appeared in the historic Greystone Estate’s 2011 show home in Beverly Hills. “I love antique wicker and with this boldly graphic floor, it takes the traditional conservatory and makes it cool.”
John Saladino is known for his historic-tinged designs, but he often uses old materials in new ways: laying silver travertine slabs on walls and floors, or lining a ceiling with Douglas fir for a cigar-box effect that patinates over time. “John Saladino is the master of the mix.”
Ebony panels on the walls and a Roman statue humanizes a lofty space in the heart of Manhattan in this design by Carlos Aparicio. “Architecture, engineering and antiquities are all working together here for an awe-inspiring staircase. It’s especially impressive since it’s in an apartment on the 70th floor.”
“This is my bathroom — it’s my favourite space in the world.” Brian’s love of books in decor is well documented. By wrapping his standalone tub in curved bookshelves and installing a carpet-like mosaic-tile floor, Brian Gluckstein elevates the bathing ritual to new heights.