NYC–based interior designer Steven Gambrel—responsible both for decorating NYC's once-priciest rental, as well as a personal penthouse later ruined by Courtney Love—recently linked up with a "German-born fashion-industry" couple to work his magic on their seriously lovely Zurich, Switzerland abode, which Architectural Digest got an opportunity to peek at. Because "maintaining its historic character was a condition of sale" for the 1925 property, Gambrel's interiors feel both chic and a touch old-fashioned, much in keeping with the home's aesthetic.
Certain playful flourishes dot the home—like the shiny, black-beamed living room ceiling—key features include a palette of muted colors, and the overall look stems from a compiled "image bank of regional architectural details," such as 19th-century doors and scavenged 18th-century antiques. "Steven is the only decorator I know who's really capable of capturing the spirit of each place," says the couple of Gambrel. "He has the talent to see where its soul lies." Architectural Digest has a full gallery of the stylish, and rather soulful home, so do have a look.
· Steven Gambrel Designs a Robustly Chic Zurich Mansion [Architectural Digest]
· All Steven Gambrel coverage [Curbed National]