Boat InternationalJuly 2017

INTERIORS INSPIRATION: SUZANNE LOVELL ON DESIGNING THE PENTHOUSE OF AN ESTEEMED ART COLLECTOR

There are many things to consider when displaying fine art on board but, perhaps more important than anything else, is to brief your interior designer with your artistic tastes, the pieces already in your collection and the pieces you are considering buying so your favourites will always be in pride of place.

American interior designer Suzanne Lovell has years of experience in this area and recently undertook the renovation of a penthouse in a pre-war residence overlooking Lake Michigan. The property was initially designed by architect Howard Van Doren Shaw and now belongs to a prominent art collector who briefed Lovell to retain and restore the original features of the penthouse while reviving the residence’s interior beauty with period furniture and, of course, their own art collection. Here Lovell takes us through the inspiration and process behind this stunning transformation.

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