Interiors

Michele Bönan: A Gentleman of Style

For those of you that follow this blog, you know that I have certain designers for whom I have intense crushes: Jean-Louis Deniot, Pierre Yovanovitch, and Jean Dunand and being among them. I recently became familiar with the designer Michele Bönan and was immediately smitten.

Michele Bönan is a Florence based architect and interior designer who gained notoriety when he was tapped by the Ferragamo family in 1995 to design the first of their luxury lifestyle hotels, The Hotel Lungarno in Florence. He has gone on to design all of the Ferragamo hotels and recently published his first book, Michele Bonan The Gentleman of Style.

Mr. Bönan’s rooms are a combination of timeless, classic elegance infused with a modern edge. On Madison has put together a photo montage of some of our favorite rooms. Let the swooning begin…

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Images via Michele Bönan The Gentleman of Style, Assouline Books.

Michele Bonan: The Gentleman of Style

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Design Dispatch: The Console Table

Don’t you just love something that can be practical and beautiful? The console table is another one of those hard-working essentials that can go just about anywhere. Make a statement in a foyer, tuck one behind a sofa for dramatic elevation, or use a console table in a mud room as a chic place to park your keys, glasses & cell phone. We even love console tables outdoors, helping create dimension in those outdoor rooms we adore.

Of course, On Madison thinks you can’t have just any console table. We present to you an array of stylish choices that will have you finding excuses to put one everywhere.

Design Dispatch: The Console Table

1/ Design by John Oetgen 2/ Biomorphic console by Tony Duquette for Baker 3/ Jean-Louis Denoit 4/ Boca do Lobo’s Newton console 5/ Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Rockwell Console Table 6/ Van der Straeten console from Ralph Pucci International 7/ The Infinity console by Boca do Lobo 8/ Jean-Louis Denoit 9/ Sheltnerness 10/ Jonathan Adler’s Globo collection 11/ The Hastes console 12/ Architectural Digest France, console by François BauchetCellae 13/ Wallpaper Magazine 11/ Scala Luxury goatskin console 12/ Jonathan Adler & Simon Doonan, Lonny Magazine 13/ Van der Straeten console from Ralph Pucci International 14/ Aluminum lacquered console 15/ Oly Studio Yves console table 16/ InStyle Decor, Hollywood 17/ Eric Schmidt console, Dutko Gallery

See more ideas and inspiration on our Pinterest board, Madison Modern Blog.

 

Summer Style

We’ve had unseasonably cool weather in Los Angeles lately, but fortunately we know it won’t last long. It’s May and that means Memorial Day is upon us and summer is not far behind. I don’t know about you, but I can hardly wait to hang by my pool, cocktail in hand, and while away the weekend. Creating a chic and stylish outside oasis does take a bit of imagination though. Turn your patio into a glamorous Moroccan casbah, Palm Springs mod fantasy, or Hamptons hideaway. A vacation in your own backyard!

Whatever your outdoor vibe is, On Madison has assembled a list of outdoor glam goodies that will have you getting your cocktail shaker out. A few of our recommendations? We dig the furniture from Link Design‘s Echo collection and the vintage designs of Walter Lamb, as well as the totally luxe patio pieces via Janus et Cie. If you’re into a big of Palm Springs chic, the Luna collection by Michael Berman designed for Brown Jordan is also lovely for a vintage Hollywood Regency vibe.

If you’re going to have furniture, you’ll need all the essentials to pair along. For fabric we love the design and durability of Perennials, the best quality luxury performance textiles for outdoor use. For lighting we love Linda Allen’s unique Live Anywhere collection. Cordless, waterproof, specifically designed portable lighting for outdoor use: it’s sheer genius.

See our collage below for all of the items mentioned above, and visit our Pinterest page to brainstorm ways to update your patio and beyond! Summer Style

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