Apr 222014

ANICHINI's Palladio Sheets in the Master Bedroom of Sara Story's Texas Retreat

ANICHINI's Palladio Sheets in the Bunkroom of Sara Story's Texas Retreat

Designer Sara Story grew up an oilman’s daughter on the family’s 500-acre ranch in the Texas Hill Country. The landscape and the lifestyle served as a formative influence – the beautiful, sprawling wild of oaks and junipers, stone and mesa, deer and snakes. Now an established Manhattan designer, Story decided, a few years ago, to establish her own Hill Country home to offer the same cherished, grounding experiences to her children.

She chose San Antonio architecture firm Lake|Flato who had previously built her father’s residence nearby. It was their sensitivity to scale, siting, and materials that won her over, as they seek to root a building in the landscape. Story’s preference for “lean, cerebral luxury” mixed perfectly. The resulting estate which follows the mesa’s edge, is comprised of a compound of finely tailored edifices clad in creamy Texas limestone.

The limestone exterior is echoed in the suede walls of the master bedroom. Story’s crisp and refined style is evident here with bedding to match. The Palladio Sheets have a simple construction of Italian percale bordered with a narrow cord, speaking to a simple, modern elegance. They are found, also, in the children’s quarters, which are designed with white-lacquer bunk beds that “resemble modernist Pullman berths.” See more of this exquisite home in Architectural Digest.

Photography by Pieter Estersohn for Architectural Digest

Jul 152013

Architectural Digest: ANICHINI in John Legend's Hollywood Hills home

Architectural Digest: ANICHINI in the master suite of John Legend's Hollywood Hills home.

When nine-time Grammy Award–winning singer and songwriter John Legend sought to create the perfect California home for he and his fiancé, model Christine Teigen, he sought the help of Don Stewart, of the L.A. design firm Desiderata Design. The home, a 1960’s midcentury modern house in the Hollywood Hills, had been renovated within the past decade but was out of sync with Legend’s and Teigen’s tastes. To bring the couple’s style to the home, a blend of tailored chic and earthy casual, Stewart sought to layer materials throughout, mixing rugged and refined.

An emphasis on tactile natural materials is found throughout and influences the master suite. The walls are covered with a seagrass wallcovering, lending an earthy depth to the room. The bedding is made from ANICHINI’s handloomed Ottoman silk in seafoam, a rustic ribbed fabric in a fresh yet tranquil green. At the foot of the bed lies an ANICHINI Akbar throw in truffle. Intricately handloomed of silk and wool it is a rare find – it can take up to a day to weave just one foot.

The resulting home is an approachable and sophisticated mix which exudes California cool, a veritable Shangri La which embodies the Los Angeles alfresco lifestyle.

Courtesy of Architectural Digest.

Feb 072013

ANICHINI in Architectural Digest


Our Verona Merino Wool Throw and Silk Quilt are featured in architect and designer Russell Groves’ makeover of the new home of cosmetics executive Lillian Bassman. Seeking a feeling of easy sophistication with a mix of vintage and modern they chose the Verona throw, the design of which was taken from an architectural frieze dating back to the Renaissance period.