Tuesday, April 15, 2014

At home with Charles Spada

I'm almost embarrassed to say that I only recently learnt of Charles Spada and it's fair to say it was love at first sight. Charles Spada Interiors was established in 1980 after Spada left a successful career of designing women’s apparel in New York City and Boston. His trademark style is the use of a well-edited color palette, fabrics that play with texture, exposed stone and wood floors. The first space I saw from Spada was on the pages of one of my favourite magazines; Traditional Home and was coincidentally his personal home. Spada's work has also been featured in Elle D├ęcor, House Beautiful, and Veranda and has achieved many awards.  See more and shop the look below!

Simplicity and subtlety are important to the aesthetic Charles Spada has developed over 30 years and this is evident in his 1,800 square-foot condominium in Multon. The clean lines and white colour palette serve as a neutral backdrop for the collection of well curated antiques. 

Spada at home in his Milton condominium. 

The master bedroom’s  minimalist palette includes an 1810 black-painted chaise and an 1840 gilt slipper chair in gray-and-white striped silk. Charles traces his love for low-key color schemes to his early teens. Below : A Parsons-style table is topped with a lamp whose base looks like tree bark.

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