The "AristoFreak" style dresses the Hollywood Chainsmokers' house
We all know that the house is the mirror of the soul. Thus, it could be natural that a man who’s achieved fame and wealth mixing music would be drawn to a house that’s a hodgepodge of architectural styles. This is, for example, the case of Alex Pall, half of the Chainsmokers – the Grammy-winning DJ duo -, and his Hollywood Hills house, bought two years ago but built in the 1930s. In the 1980s and 90s renovations were made to the house and this added a dash of industrial edge. The mashup appealed to Mr. Pall, but when it came to decorating it, he sought professional help. So, the magic happens: the interior designer Peti Lau capitalizes on her rock-star client ’s open mind—and art collection and dials the décor energy to the top.
Mr. Pall had already installed the nature-themed wallpaper and the orange-velvet a couch in the family room when Ms. Lau began decorating the house. She continued the interior-jungle theme, as she called it, with a natural-fiber coffee table that evokes dried versions of the leaves on the wall, and leopard and tribal-print pillows. The orange, green and blue palette of the painting by Hassan Hajjaj recurs in trippy throw pillows from Silken Favours and the vintage Turkish rug laid over a larger jute rug. “A classic antique rug is a nice way to stabilize all the stuff that’s going on,” she said.
A very unique detail of this living room is the furniture, namely a sideboard from Essential Home brand in particular: inspired by the 007 films, Monocles is a sideboard built entirely out of solid walnut wood, accented by its gold-plated brass front doors that feature a protruding circular design. These circles are then engraved to the back and side of the unit, giving it an extreme haracter and high-end look.
“The house had this built-in eclecticism,” said Ms. Lau, a Chinese-Vietnamese American born in Israel whose own influences might be similarly characterized. “It felt appropriate to approach each interior space as its own unique environment.” She brashly mixed decades and colors and incorporated Mr. Pall’s growing contemporary art collection, an approach that miraculously holds each room together.
The successful result is also due to the so-called AristoFreak™: a signature style coined and developed by the same International Interior Designer based in New York City with over a decade of residential and commercial experience. Peti expresses her worldly inspirations with eclectic colors, patterns, and textures to create romance and moods in all of her spaces.
AristoFreak™ evolved through the ideology of “old world charms” adapted for modern living. In this way, her eclectic style has attracted a wide range of clients including celebrities, like Alex Pall Chainsmokers DJ.
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