Stephen Shubel and the Search for Leopard Pillows

Paris apartment designed by Stephen Shubel, via Dressed in Orange
I have been searching the past couple months for the perfect leopard print pillow to add to my sofa– not too orange, not too washed out, with a variation of small and large black spots, and definitely not furry. I couldn’t remember where I had seen a pillow like this, but thankfully I saw it again last night as I was putting away some books: on the cover of Be Your Own DecoratorFlipping to the back of the book, I saw the space was designed by Stephen Shubel, and after just a couple minutes of looking through his portfolio I was struck with how much I loved all the spaces he designs.
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Below are some of my favorite images of his work– a perfect mix of whites, antiques, stripes, and carefully chosen color. I especially love the images from the SOMA loft; not only because it’s the area of town where I live, but also because I know how characterless these newer apartments can be, and his space layers the right mix of antiques to complement the modern architecture. The space feels warm, lived in, collected, classic, and clean, which is exactly what I hope to archive in my own home one day.
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And that, my friends, is why it has taken me so long to finish my apartment– I go looking for a pillow, and end up with a new favorite interior designer!
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designed by Stephen Shubel, via Dressed in Orange

designed by Stephen Shubel, via Dressed in Orange

designed by Stephen Shubel, via Dressed in Orange
designed by Stephen Shubel, via Dressed in Orange
designed by Stephen Shubel, via Dressed in Orange
designed by Stephen Shubel, via Dressed in Orange
designed by Stephen Shubel, via Dressed in Orange
designed by Stephen Shubel, via Dressed in Orange
All photos via Stephen Shubel’s website.
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