NYC-based interior designer Alex Papachristidis bares his Manhattan apartment for Elle Decor this month and it's a lot to take in: the 2,000-square-foot space manifests as a loud exclamation of his apparent obsessions with, among other things, flora, fauna, jewel tones, and chinoiserie. The designer, an avid fan of the late maximalist American designer Tony Duquette, gutted the three-bedroom Upper East Side home before filing it up again with no limitations on palettes or patterns whatsoever.
Papchristidis upholstered every sofa, chair, and wall in the home. His library, for example, has velvet walls, lampshades trimmed in batik tablecloths, and a sofa covered in nine different fabrics. And then there are all the antique accents, including a 19th-century Indian mirror and an early 20th-century Chinese cabinet, to name a few. See the full set of photos at Elle Decor.
· Alex Papachristdis's NYC Apartment [Elle Decor]
· Michael Smith's Mayan-Modernist Villa Gets a Rigorous Update [Curbed National]
· Highly Whimsical Victorian Channels 1,001 Nights and Gaudí [Curbed National]