Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Stephen Shubel's Parisian Pied-a-Tierre

Domino recently featured a spread on Stephen Shubel's
design studio in Sausalito which I really enjoyed reading
about and seeing. After seeing photos of his Pied-a-Tierre
in Paris, I'm pretty confident this was his inspiration for
the decor in his design studio. He literally wanted to take
a piece of Paris with him.

Above is the living area of his Paris Pied-a-Tierre and I
absolutely adore it! It has so much charater with different
found things and has a very cozy feeling at the same time.
Very beautiful.

I love the gilt mirros and I have a soft
spot for fabric that has writing on it.

The perfect place to lounge and have company.

A place for a cup of tea perhaps?

Stephen Shubel in Paris with his dog.

Here are photos of his design studio in Sausalito.
You can see that his inspiration does indeed come
from his little Paris flat.

This is one HUGE head!!

I always did love the drama of black and
white stripes. The stripes juxtaposed with
the silhouette pillow looks amazing.

A very cozy bedroom with
a cheetah rug no less.

Stephen Shubel is quite good with
decorating nooks and corners.

Here's another little nook.

And another!

The studio looks like a modern variation
of his Paris place. I can totally understand
why he would want to take his piece of Paris
back to California with him.

I thought this bathroom was just brilliant.
Very fun and classy at the same time.

So what do you think of Stephen Shubel's
Parisian Pied - a -Tierre? I totally fell in
love with it! Any takers?

All photos from Steven Shubel's site.


M.KATE said...

That bathroom looks like in a tent, what a bathroom anyway. The other picture are so pretty as usual :)

Style Court said...

Alkemie, you would also love seeing his California house as featured in San Francisco Style, the book!

Yoli said...

Oh lovely! I can see the inspiration. It is always a joy to stop by your place.

Jessica Claire said...

I think the bathroom is too big top for me but I love the leoprad carpet running from his stairs into the bedroom and all the varied gilt frames over the couch.

I clipped out that photo from this month's domino for a loft decor idea but had never seen the other angles- thanks Karen!

franki durbin said...

lovely. I tend to like the studio more than the residence, but what an eyeful! love the stool covered with towels in the bath: very welcoming.

Melissa Lewis-Off The Wall said...

Each one of these photos are fabulous. Love the studio and the residence! How cool is the framed piece with a bunch of white collars?!

Love this style:)

Cote de Texas said...

I visited his web site the other day too. I'm in love with him! I have clippings of a house of his from like 10 years ago!!

SimplyGrove said...

He does some great stuff!

LondonCalling said...

Love,love the stripes!

Pigtown-Design said...

I think that the striped bathroom is from one of the show-houses, and that the ceiling is actually flat!

maison21 said...

wish that john dickinson horse hoof table would jump out of the picture and gallop on over to my house!

Mélanie said...

I'm in love with his style ! I would die to have the same pied à terre

Paris Hotel Boutique said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!! He has exceptional taste and I love it all! Thanks for the inspiration Karen. Lynn

katiedid said...

I think you are absolutely right! It does look transported. Such great details.

Alkemie said...

I'm so glad you could all draw inspiration this post. I really enjoyed reading the article about Shubel in Domino which prompted more digging. I just thought his little Pied-a-tierre was so quintissentially French and very cute and cozy! The way he transported it back to California was neat too :)

About Emily... said...

I love the black and white bathroom! So unique!

Emily @ Material Girls

{this is glamorous} said...

Such a great mix of wild and refined. Read somewhere that the hedges on the terrace of design studio in Sausalito are actually walls of plastic greenery, created for privacy.

Mike said...

The bathroom is brilliant. The black and white is so simple but seems so elephant.

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