A World Above

The cosmopolitan landscape fades into the distance as one enters the tranquil World Above. This sanctuary is a true reflection of a well-travelled collector. Ancient and modern elements effortlessly mingle in the space.

The mixing of styles and time periods is fluid. The clean lines of the sofa and chaise gently contrast with textured materials. The palette, the fabrics and the finishes work in unison.

The living room was composed with a Brazilian cocktail table in the center. Hand-carved from Pequi hardwood, the piece is deeply rooted in the past. The table’s substantial presence is accentuated by a modern sculptural chandelier that gracefully suspends from a high ceiling. A centuries-old chest from Asia sits quietly beneath the contemporary Hummingbird Dress painting, demonstrating a delicate balance of old and new.

European salon seating draws the gaze to a rare collection of paintings. The art was curated and layered with objects acquired in world travels. Every seat in the house enjoys a beautiful viewpoint of its own.

Once you have travelled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers

Pat Conroy