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Aug252010

chloë sevigny's east village abode



I think Chloë Sevigny’s January 2007 cover for House & Garden is one of the most beautiful covers the magazine ever published. Can you believe that it was shot in her very own rose garden? The garden was included with the purchase of her East Village ground floor apartment. What a luxury! And the apartment’s interior? So feminine and cool. David Cafiero, the designer with whom Ms. Sevigny worked alongside to create this space, says they were inspired by the book, Billy Baldwin Decorates. "We liked that beaten-down WASP late-sixties look. Those Geraldine Page interiors," David tells House & Garden. My kind of people! I think my favorite piece in Chloë’s home is the huge P.F. Poole canvas hanging in the living room. "I first saw the painting at the downtown design shop Lost City Arts, years ago," Sevigny says. "It was way beyond my price range. I kept going back for three years and looking at it, trying to talk them into taking less. Finally, they slashed the price in half. I don’t know why, but I love it." In my humble opinion, that’s what creating a home is all about.. investing in pieces you love :)

(photos by François Halard; scanned by me)

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Reader Comments (11)

What a stunning apartment! The "beaten-down WASP late-sixties look" is the most fantastic style credo.

08.25.2010 | Unregistered CommenterLena

I concur! so happy you love the apt. :)
xx

08.25.2010 | Registered Commentera lovely being

This is killer. I could move right in there! How cool is it that I think the painting looks even better on the mirrored wall than it would on a plain wall? Thanks for scanning and posting - this is all going straight into an inspiration folder! XO

08.25.2010 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie

Natalie-- oh, it for sure looks better on a mirrored wall! I'd love to move in, too. It's SO fabulous! xx

08.25.2010 | Unregistered Commentera lovely being

That bedroom with matching wallpaper and duvet is definitely going to be my new obsession. Definitely beaten-down WASPy but in the best of ways.

08.25.2010 | Unregistered CommenterErika

Erica-- you're right-- certainly beaten-down WASPy in the best of ways :)
xx

08.25.2010 | Registered Commentera lovely being

oh my. i love chloe and now seeing her apartment i love her even more. it's so dang cute. the patterned walls, the rose garden. it's edgy and girly all at once. i need to win the lottery. x bigmoonsky.blogspot.com

08.25.2010 | Unregistered CommenterEMILY

i have always loved this place....not just the fabrics and wallpapers she chose...but her sense of adventure that comes through...
i wonder what it looks like now....you know she tore that imperial trellis down once it became so trendy...
xo

gorgeous!

08.25.2010 | Unregistered CommenterJustSayMaux

Great throwback. Love the sofas in her living room and that Morrissey (looks like him anyway) pillow.

08.25.2010 | Unregistered CommenterHappenstance

I cannot believe that you posted about this today. Had fun tonight! Let's do it again soon! xoxo

08.25.2010 | Unregistered Commenterdanielle

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