As seen in the May/June 2014 issue of Robb Report Home & Style, St. Barts offers a range of expansive private homes to rent. However, for those who prefer the accommodations of a home but the amenities and services of a hotel, the following properties offer the best of both worlds.
In the dozen years since Oki Sato founded the Tokyo-based firm Nendo, he has been commissioned by a number of luxury brands—Armani, Boffi, and Cartier among them—seeking his Japanese minimalist aesthetic for their products.
From its perch in the city’s historic Pedder Building (and its outposts in Shanghai and Singapore), the gallery plays a vital role in stimulating international dialogue on Chinese contemporary art and design.
Known for her globally influenced, Riviera-ready collections, the fashion designer Marie France Van Damme bridges the gap between day and evening wear through versatile pieces that can be easily mixed and matched for all occasions.
Opened in 1928, the grande dame of the city’s hotel scene marries old-world charm, such as the neoclassical arches in the vast lobby (where afternoon tea is a Hong Kong institution), with the latest in 21st-century technology and design.
For last fall’s remaking of Beverly Hills’s Greystone Mansion as a decorator show house, the team at L’Esperance Design (310.385.9400, www.lesperancedesign.com) in West Hollywood, Calif., wanted to contribute something monumental.
Boasting clean, contemporary architecture and breathtaking views of the Los Angeles basin, a newly constructed 12,530-square-foot residence located in the coveted bird streets above Hollywood’s legendary Sunset Strip is available for purchase.
Mattia Bonetti, who was one of David Gill Galleries’ debut artists nearly 30 years ago, will return this June to the London shop with a new collection of tables, sofas, chairs, light fixtures, and other furnishings.