it was steven volpe's own loft that caught my eye in elle decor a couple months back. many designers are highly skilled in selecting "couture" furnishings for their clients and pairing with it perfectly crafted and proportioned treasures from the past - pretty much the only place left that one can find such craft and proportion. it's volpe's impeccable eye for composition that is most memorable for me.
while these shots are made for the glossy pages and probably never look quite like this again, i can't help but appreciate the perfection of his interior spaces. in some instances the work of vermeer comes to mind - the dark hues accentuated by a pop of ochre. really beautiful.