Carolina Irving's home in Paris.
Miguel Flores-Vianna is signing copies of Haute Bohemian today at JAMES Showroom Dallas.
Joseph Achkar and Michel Charriere's 17th-century Paris home.
The Aldaos' home in Argentina.
The Aldaos' home in San Rafael, Argentina.
The Franchettis' home in The Dolomites, Italy.
Alessandro Twombly's home in Lazio, Italy.
Miguel Flores-Vianna documents the chicest homes in the world.
Oh, to be a fly on the chicest walls in the world – that is, in essence, the job of Miguel Flores-Vianna. The international photographer and design editor is on an endless quest for effortlessly beautiful surrounds, sharing snaps along the way via Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, Home & Garden, Veranda and his personal, wanderlust-inducing Instagram account.
His latest tome, Haute Bohemians, gives a glimpse into the perfectly unstyled homes of extraordinary writers, editors, artists and artisans, landscape designers, art and antiques dealers and collectors, and interior designers.
I use the word “unstyled” quite loosely here – the dwellings are, of course, thoughtfully adorned with art and posh furnishings – but they exude a certain blithe disorder essential to la vie bohéme.
Flores-Vianna takes you into the transformed Renaissance-era home of furniture designer and art dealer Osanna and Giangaleazzo Visconti di Modrone in the heart of Milan – a crumbling beauty which holds works by Anish Kapoor and Maurizio Cattelan beneath 18th-century painted ceilings.
He takes you through editor and tastemaker Marian McEvoy’s Hudson River Valley cottage, filled wall-to-wall with her own creations. He also explores the lush Moroccan retreat of landscape designer Madison Cox, a 1930s home which gives glorious views of the Spanish coast.
The spaces range from stark to baroque, modest to grand – but they all share a distinct sense of personality and authenticity. As Flores-Vianna writes, “they, like unforgiving mirrors, reflect who their owners are in a most personal way. They are like maps of their desires and like images of how they see themselves.”
Miguel Flores-Vianna made a Dallas appearance today at the new JAMES Showroom at 1025 N. Stemmons Fwy, Suite 210.
“I think it is rare to find someone who can capture a well-lived spirit with such authenticity. As a designer, I identify with his work and the homes he photographs – they have such soul and honesty,” says Meredith Ellis, renowned interior designer and owner of JAMES Showroom.