Shunning the tall buildings of New York and the glitzy Hollywood sign of L.A. designer Tommy Hilfiger and his wife Dee chose to make the coastal city of Miami their home base; now the king of All-American style is opening the doors of his sprawling mansion to give the world a sneak peek into his not-so-humble abode.
Renovated with the intention of showing off Hilfiger’s extensive art collection, the 14000 sq. foot home is a contemporary building boasting clean angular lines and a minimalist white exterior. However, the exterior is the only thing that’s minimalist about this home! Hilfiger and his wife enlisted LA based interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard to help turn their home into the groovy, art lounge they had in mind. “Together, we conceived the house as part art gallery and part 1960s–’70s disco madness,” said Bullard.
The home’s art story begins in the living room where a joint work of Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat is the focal point. A Kyle Bunting rug -designed by Bullard himself- along with Vladimir Kagan sofas, Willy Rizzo side tables and a vintage cocktail table add flavor to this bright room.
The master bedroom is a lesson in ‘70s extravagance with its Paul Evans four poster bed accessorized with fur throw whose lushness is mirrored on the floor by the Mongolian lamb’s wool rugs by Aga John Oriental Rugs. The metallic touch of the reflective ceiling is echoed in the furniture. The room boasts a series of Marilyn Monroe photographs by Bert Stern.
The heart and soul of a designer would be in his closet and Hilfiger’s is fittingly unique with its uncluttered shelves and sleek white storage accentuated only by a bold black and white chevron print ceiling. The office meanwhile boldly employs the use of red and blue suede fabric on the walls for a luxe touch. A white Martyn Lawrence Bullard desk faces vintage barrel chairs reupholstered in stark red leather. The bathroom is our favorite with its quirky banana printed walls and clean white porcelain.
Throughout the house we see glimpses of the resident couple’s love for pop art. Artwork by Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin among others is a common sight in this Florida mansion which was actually renovated in order to display colorful large-scale artworks that were too large or awkward to showcase elsewhere. Bursting with designer furnishings and fittings and bright colors that reflect the vibrancy of Miami city, the Hilfiger home makes a fitting retreat for the talented designer.
[Via – Pursuitist]