home inspiration: anna sui’s apartment

November 15, 2009


Stumbled upon these lovely images on weheartit of Anna Sui‘s new Manhattan apartment. I love all the blacks, gold and greens she incorporated into the design, it has a very ‘gothic’ feel but without being too harsh. I wish I owned that large peacock in the first image! So beautiful. Here is a portion of the article from Elle Decor September 2009:

Anna Sui—the woman as well as the fashion label she launched in 1981—broadcasts an anarchic edge, flaunting clothing with fantastic patterns, colorful layers, and retro references from Age of Aquarius rock stars to Belle Époque courtesans. Often all in the same outfit, mind you. Sui’s new Manhattan abode, a top-floor space in the same 19th-century Greenwich Village building as the one-bedroom apartment she’s lived in since 2000, is just as funky. It’s an inspired mingling of extravagant furniture, chinoiserie wallpaper, and vintage doodads whose sum-total flamboyance recalls the do-it-yourself glamour of the 1970s, when Sui first came to Manhattan from her native Detroit.

The designer acquired the annex a little more than a year ago, realizing it would be a perfect spot for spreading out to work on book projects. (A salute to her career will be published next year by Chronicle Books, written with Andrew Bolton, a close friend and a curator of the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.) As Sui says, “With two apartments, I can have dinner downstairs and drinks and dessert upstairs.”

(source: from elle decor september 2009, images are from elledecor)

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12 Comments

  • Reply Krissy November 16, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    I love her space so much! It’s so dramatic and moody!

  • Reply Sarah Klassen/Haute Design November 16, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    This is so cool! Her place is so unique.

  • Reply xing December 2, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    I’ve always loved her style. She was one of the first few designers I came to know of, mainly through her makeup line. Her style has always striked me as victorian diluted with a bit of rockability and bohemia. It’s girlish yet severe, lavish yet comfortable. I’ve seen others try, but it always ends up pretentious and contrived. I like her appartment.
    Thanks for posting, I would never have seen it if you havent (:

  • Reply Midtown West January 13, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    wow, so beautiful, so charming. you have very elegant design.

  • Reply Amanda January 21, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Oh, great i love it. this photos are really amazing!!!

  • Reply martina stritof February 7, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    This A.S. apartment is one of the most beutiful interiors i have ever seen.Thank's for these pictures 'cause I've been looking for them for some time!This is really something beutiful and inspirationing!

  • Reply lucia March 16, 2010 at 6:48 am

    Oh, they are so beautiful and i really haven’t seen anything like that before. Thanks a lot.

  • Reply small studio April 21, 2010 at 8:59 am

    What can i say, this is absolutely amazing.

  • Reply Dry Feet June 5, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    I now see that no bedroom is complete without a peacock.

  • Reply Area Rugs August 19, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    What a wonderful apartment. Such sense of style, yet comfortable. The floors look fabulous and serve as a great backdrop to the collection of furnishings.

  • Reply Daniel August 22, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    The design for the top picture is stunning, really my kind of style.

  • Reply black lilac January 27, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    the first picture. pretty much my dream room

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