Photo Gallery: Vicente Wolf’s Decorating Style
Vicente Wolf Home is the New York boutique where Wolf displays and sells his treasures. “The objects that I buy around the world are so special to me,” he says. “I have so much fun hunting down each piece and enjoying the sense of discovery in finding unexpected items around the world. I then use these artifacts in my jobs and share them with other creative designers.”
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In his own home, Wolf often uses neutral palettes and fresh white paint. “I use colour in certain jobs and I enjoy using it, but white is so incredibly timeless,” he explains. “It takes what could be an ordinary space and gives it a strong architectural presence.”
“A trend that I have been following for the last few years is trying to always bring a global sense to spaces with a mixture of different periods and points of views,” says Wolf. “I’ve always had great respect for Philippe Starck, who has a unique way of evolving and putting his talent into many different fields.” Here, carved Starck sofas and a quartet of stools add whimsy and character. Don’t be afraid to add antiques and travel finds to a modern space — furniture is a great way to inject a room with personal style.
Wolf’s home in Long Island epitomizes his personal style, with white walls, a vintage dining table paired with modern chairs and a mid-wall art ledge to display his favourite photography and prints. He even props art up on his floor to create a casual feel in the bright space.
Wolf prefers to display his photography and art on picture rails, as in this Room & Board photo. “When you lean art on a ledge, it gives you the freedom to move it around and appreciate pieces in different areas and lights,” he says. “You stop seeing art when it’s been in the same place for too long.”
Wolf’s home office in Long Island exudes a sense of tranquility with its neutral colour scheme and comfortable chairs. “The lack of formality by having furniture randomly placed around a space, and the squareness of a room, give me a sense of peace and tranquility,” he explains.
Wolf’s bedroom in Long Island is large and dappled with sunlight. “What I like most about my home is how the light pours in the windows and creates patterns on the floors — the sense of openness,” he says. Even if you don’t have large windows like these, keep a space bright by skipping on window coverings or opting for sheer curtains.
This bedroom in Manhattan’s 15 Union Square West, a residential development designed by Wolf, exudes calmness and simplicity. Large windows and sheer window coverings maximize natural light.
Ultra-high ceilings and a neutral palette define this living-dining area in 15 Union Square West. Vintage wood finds from around the world add warmth and character to the room.
Wolf is inspired by Karl Lagerfeld’s style, and especially loves his photography. “I admire Karl Lagerfeld for the exact reason that I have great respect for Philippe Starck,” Wolf explains. “These are people who are able to put their imprint into various creative endeavors — in Lagerfeld’s case, his photography, designing different products and living his creative life to the fullest.”