Traditional Home, Editor in Chief, Ann Omvig Maine’s editorial begins with “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only” and quotes Coco Chanel, “Fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live.” The September issue explores the synchronicity between fashion and home design featuring the Boston home of Joseph Abboud. A Richardsonian Romanesque structure which is part of the city’s old Waterworks Building and has a five-story tower.
Joseph Abboud’s menswear is known for his neutral color palette and mix of sumptuous textures. He collaborated with the recently rebranded RH (Restoration Hardware) newly opened Boston store to furnish his home. The prevailing style is neoclassical, which is Joseph’s favorite. “I love pieces with substance and heritage. If you told me I had to live with mid-century modern, I would rather live in a tent. I like richness and romance,” he insists.
Love the RH Versailles Chairs in Natural Belgian Linen.
The Foyer with Iris Lee Marcus’ hand-painted acanthus leaves on canvas coffered ceiling are “an ode to all the beautiful things I’ve seen on my travels in Italy,” says Joseph Abboud.
Beaux-Artes Florentine recessed light trims would look perfect on this handsome ceiling.
Here is a wonderful use of large scale photography (see my blog for more examples).
Great idea the corinthian capital as a shower seat.
Love the Chesterfield from RH. I appreciate Abboud’s collection of sculpture.
Apparently his most prized piece is this bust of Napoleon. If you like using sculpture also, some of the pieces are from RH.
Great space, great view, love the columns, but the furniture not quite right. What do you think?
The Wine Room is Joseph’s favorite.
Abboud joined Ralph Lauren there in 1981, becoming associate director of menswear design. In 1988, his own label, JA Apparel, was launched; in 1990, he became the first to be named Menswear Designer of the Year for two consecutive years by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).
Another great issue of Traditional Home. It is one of my favorite magazines. They emphasize throughout the magazine the way fashion and interiors play off of each other. I love to share with my readers ads which use fabulous interiors for the setting. Here are some fabulous places shown in Vogue’s big 902-page September issue.
This one is my favorite. The gown and the wall are exquisite.
The windows, narrow panel and ornament over the door make this a corner worth capturing for this gown. Painted drywall would not do.
I think this shade of pink is a color we will be seeing a lot of.
Love this fabric of Venice.
You can have the wall panel in this add by Ralph Lauren.
Love this panel with the black center.