POWER COUPLE- Michael and Alexandra Misczynski

la is known for their power couples. one of them is the married design duo of alexandra and michael misczynski. one of my favorite interior design teams!

their european and american sensibility, along with their ability to juxtapose traditional with modern, has made them the one of the most sought after design teams around. power clients like tom cruise, michael eisner and eli broad have hired them because of their expertise in combining simple forms with the most exquisite materials.

before creating their design firm atelier am in 2002, michael worked with richard meier and alexandra with michael s smith. michael more modern, alexandra more traditional. their powerful combination has created a very unique, very coveted, very refined look. very rare and old antiques placed in minimal, serene, neutral spaces is a signature. modern clean lines with rustic texture is another. their palette of choice is ivory, bone, vanilla, honey, grey and tobacco. rich, real and discreet! a power couple that treasure the timeless and disdains the trendy- understated luxury defined!

the following photographs are of their own home, a 1920’s Mediterranean hollywood hills home that was featured in town and country magazine, photography by matthew hranek. and a very large renovation in rancho sante fe featured in veranda, photography by jonn coolidge.

a power design couple with a powerful combination- a favorite- a must to know!

the design duos serene hollywood hills living room- i love the neutral palette, antique french oak floors and flemish leather screen in the corner- town and country

their entryway with a giacometti plaster chandelier and 17th century italian table- very simple, very chic!

the eclectic mix of simple forms, rare treasures and exquisite materials

weathered worktable displaying saharan salt tablets- rustic, unique, refined!

juxtaposition of traditional with modern- a perfect combination!

in the kitchen an 18th century refectory table from amy perlin- casual, minimal, comfortable!

adorable son henry in the kitchen – in the backdrop an 18th century italian cupboard filled with alabaster vessels and idols from axel vervoordt

kitchen cabinets constructed out of the same french aged oak as the floors in the living room

master bedroom

18th century italian desk and a 1930’s jean- michael frank director’s chair in the master bedroom

guest room- simple textures and tones!

another view of the guest room

the terrace off the kitchen- the farmhouse table and chairs are from axel vervoordt- natural, rough, refined!

rancho sante fe home featured in veranda

the entry way with french antique limestone flooring and console table with a blue stone base and english 17th century oak top

another view of entry- clean, expansive, dramatic space!

custom limestone table anchors the living room

1970’s giacometti chairs and 18th century italian consoles from amy perlin flank louis xiv limestone chimneypiece- gorgeous!

custom chairs and sofa in loro piana linen- modern clean lines with rustic texture!

in the dining room custom chairs with 16th century english trestle table- simple forms combined with the most exquisite materials!

12-foot-tall george iii mahogany cabinet displaying a collection of 16th century swallow chinese porcelain- breathtaking!

bulthaup stainless steel and aluminum kitchen island

in the family room custom sofas and borge mogensen wooden chairs sitting around a 17th century coffee table from axel vervoordt – love the soft blues!

master bedroom vestibule with an italian 16th century table- simple, minimal, beautiful!

master bedroom- custom bed with antique chest from axel vervoordt- love the loro piana linen and silk draperies!

another view of master bedroom- comfortable, understated, chic!

master bath- rene gabriel chair- clean, serene, neutral space- lovely!

loggia- a mix of custom furniture and outdoor furniture by sutherland and treillage

axel vervoordt table and treillage wicker chairs

alexandra and michael miscynski- power design couple- a must to know!


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