01 November 2013

House Stalking | Jonathan Adler & Simon Doonan

Jonathan Adler is arguably one of the most well known and approachable of the celebrity designers today. I'm always in complete awe of his exuberance; his designs, to me, are the embodiment of infectious energy.

They're just plain happy, and don't we all need and want a healthy dose of happy in our houses?

As a client I expect you'd hire Adler specifically for his signature look. How could you not? If you were afraid of colour or pattern, I wouldn't think he'd be the designer for you. But even the most daring of clients may have limits. No matter how much you love a designer's work, personal preferences always come into play at some point or another during the process. So where else could you expect to see the most pure reflection of Adler's design sense than his very own home, shared with long-time partner Simon Doonan?

Nowhere, that's where. Which is why Adler and Doonan's Greenwich Village apartment, featured in the September 2013 issue of Lonny magazine, is so fan-freaking-tastic.

In a 2,500 square foot space, keeping the walls and ceilings white might imbue a sterile look, but Adler and Doonan's combined aesthetic (and love of theatrical colour and whimsical statements) create a feeling that's quite the opposite: bold, joyous, welcoming and F.U.N.

Which is precisely what gives Adler the approachability that's made him famous.

Just putting it out to the universe: If Jonny and Simon wanted to invite me over some time soon for tea and cookies, I would probably almost definitely say yes.

YES! I would say yes. Please invite me.

For the full article and house tour, click over to Lonny to check it out.