F Deluxe

April 12, 2008

Home Tour
“Our architectural trying defiitely gives us an advantage when it comes to working with light and scale. We understand what you can really do with materials.”
- Gonzalo Bueno

Space Savers
Desginers Gonzalo Bueno and Maurico Lobeira brought maximum style to this minimal proportioned Uptown pad. In the master suite, a reading nook beside the Carrera marble fireplace stays well-stocked with books sacked atop an acrylic table. The Le Corbusier cowhide chaise and white-lacquered Gervasoni “Woody” still invite lounging. Bergamo wool-and-cashmere drapes add warmth. The homeowner’s antique stone sculpture is from an Asian temple.

City Slicker
An ‘80s-era bachelor pad in uptown shines with a jet-set makeover

The “before vibe of Jeff Holland’s ‘80s-era townhouse near Know-Henderson can be summed up in a single hue: Mustard. “Everything was painted mustard,” says Gonzalo Bueno, one-half of Holland’s extreme makeover team. “I mean everything — walls, ceilings, light fixtures.” He grimaces. “It was very disturbing.” But a designer is nothing if not imaginative. After the initial shock at the paint scheme worthy of a corn dog, Bueno and creative partner Mauricio Lobeira, co-founders of Ten+3 studio, recognize the townhouse’s assets.

Neutral Territory: Walls of windows in the living room are softened by sheer Knoll drapes. The abstract art above the mirrored fireplace is actually a trio of red Zulu hats mounted by Dallas’ Widman Art Framing. Cassina’s “Mister” sofas in white linen and a tufted ottoman covered in Edelman’s “Metallic Dream Cow” leather offer chic seating atop the Odegard rug. A Cassina table folds out for impromptu dining. The circular bronze table and white-lacquer and png-hide side chair are by Promemoria Naturalist accessories were finds at Grange Hall. A pair of ghostly porcelain hands once modeled gloves in a London boutique.

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