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Mayor Bloomberg’s decorator spills the beans


New York City Mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg has always been keen not to share too much about his home and private life. It’s must bug him that his interior decorator posted photo’s of two of his homes on his website.. for the whole world to see. An editor of the New York Times revealed the photographs. The images have since been taken down but too late to prevent several online posts including this one. Might I say; what tacky an interior this is? I’d expect a bit more class or at least a little less zoo from the Bloombergs considering their conservative dress sense……

Bloomberg's townhouse

 

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Charlie Sheen’s old home


Running behind a bit as it was on the market back in 2009, but I found these pics of Charlie Sheen’s former home on Hooked on Houses. I really like the decor bar the dining room chairs. Those I do NOT like. Love the study however. Very inspiring as I am currently researching a possible redecorating of my own study.

Charlie Sheen's old home

Love the vaulted ceiling with the beams!

Yep, pretty much perfect sitting room.....

Not a big fan of the chairs, to say the least...

I absolutely love this study.....

This house looks like it was decorated by Jon Hutman and Beth Rubino who team up frequently to style the movies of Nancy Meyer.

 

I took an Apartment Journey


My personal heroes at Apartment Therapy shared some wonderful photographs taken by a guy in his apartment. He was forced to spend some time at home due to a sprained ankle which was a break from his otherwise hectic working life. He started playing with his Hipstamatic app on his iPhone. The result was an amazing series of pictures of his home. “I started looking for unique angles, small vignettes arranged by my girlfriend, or gathered in their own organic way (messes). I looked for textures and viewpoints that I miss in my daily busyness. I even caught a couple of cat naps that I rarely see when working late hours.”

The pictures made him look at his place with different eyes. Only after seeing these images he realized the uniqueness of it. He saw things he never noticed or never appreciated up to then. Apartment Therapy recommends trying this yourself. They say “This is such a great exercise on multiple levels – it adds to your emotional connection to your home and creates an opportunity for design improvements. Taking a step back and seeing your home’s objects, arrangements, colors and textures through photos allows you to evaluate and appreciate them in a different way, opening up the door for both change and acceptance.”

So I did. I didn’t use the same lens as I believe that is one of the ones you pay extra for but I still like the result, a lot. And it works. I see my place through the eyes of a first time visitor now. It’s great! I had to force myself not to look as a photographer or as a designer but just look for unusual angles, shapes, forms or items I would otherwise not have captured. A lot of the pictures didn’t work at all, but quite a few came out pretty nice if I say so myself.

If you feel like sharing pics of your own apartment journey please do. But also please share them with the guys at Apartment Therapy as they inspired me in the first place. They always do.










Hunky brit actor sells his modest bungalow


So I heard from Big Mama, of Real Estalker fame, that Jason Statham, an actor we like for the very obvious reasons, is selling his Mid-Century architectural gem above the Sunset Strip.  Listing information shows it has 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, a swimming pool and a smallish yet private and secluded garden.  With 2281 square feet it is modestly sized. But the location is sure going to attract buyers who like to combine the hustle and bustle of the strip with the quiet and calm of the hills. I love those glass-wood-graphic-open style homes. This one reminds me a bit of the home of Colin Firth in A Single Man. 

Jason Statham home

It’s on the market for $2,749,000

Jason Statham Home