By Tino Zervudachi
256 Pages / Over 200 Illustrations
A subtle crackled lacquer was applied to the paneling in the drawing room of the Directoire apartment in Paris to give a faded and lived-in look. The treatment helped unite the mix of furnishings.
The cast plaster ceiling in the dining room is made from casts of bones and skulls and was created by Virgil Marti, the Philadelphia-based American artist.
In the double-story space of a house in Southampton, New York, Tino displays the client’s contemporary art in a meaningful way and emphasizes the rooms’ color schemes.
In the drawing room, Tino designed the sofas and had them covered in a textured velvet that resembles rhinoceros skin. The walls start in a sea-green color on the garden side and then fade to white at the back of the room. The eighteenth-century Meissen porcelain contrasts with the contemporary rug that Tino designed to resemble a computer chip.
In the eighteenth-century house in London, Tino created an elaborate round center seat for the drawing room, on the left. On the right, the green-glass mirror above the mantelpiece and the silk-upholstered swivel armchairs were designed by Tino.
The covered terrace of a house on the Spanish island of Ibiza was created to function as a breakfast area. The furniture was made from natural materials, such as water hyacinth and even woven rattan, including the lampshades, to keep them from rotting or being blown over. Instead, “the air passes through them,” Tino said.
In the newly built master bedroom, Tino wanted to give the sense that the room “had always been there.” He used a dark wood ceiling and upholstered an Italian chair in an African textile.
On the left, the dining room on the ground floor in this house in Tokyo overlooks the front garden. In the living room, on the right, tall screens can be rotated for privacy in the evening to conceal the dining table and create a serene Japanese atmosphere.
In the Swiss mountain village chalet, Tino contrasted rustic materials with modern design pieces, creating a space that is at once warm, unusual, and humorous.
Highlighting the curves of the guest bathroom, on the left, Tino covered the walls with mosaic tiles and visually enlarged the space by mirroring one of the walls. Tino designed the asymmetrical built-in headboard and book recesses on the right, which resemble a stylish stateroom on a 1930s luxury ocean liner.
In the living room of the New York brownstone, above right, Tino used a color scheme of chocolate brown, burnished gold, and orange to establish a masculine style. The large custom-designed, L-shaped sofas give the room a contemporary and cozy feel.
Tino designed the armchairs, sofas, and ottoman in the main salon of the 45-meter-long yacht.
Explore the varied and incredibly chic residences crafted by internationally acclaimed decorator Tino Zervudachi in his first monograph, written by Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni. Named one of Architectural Digest’s 100 top decorators of 2011, Tino applies his unfaltering and flawless design to projects as diverse and all-encompassing as a Parisian château, a Swiss chalet, a zen refuge in Tokyo, a Mediterranean villa, and even a 45-meter long yacht, with a result that is never short of breath-taking. His respect for the individual personality and cultural environment of each space he decorates, and his fearless ability to splash a room with a bold color, or to accent it with a striking piece of contemporary art, makes his work unparalleled.
About the Author
Tino Zervudachi is the principal partner of Mlinaric, Henry & Zervudachi, a top international interior design firm with offices in Paris and London. With nearly 30 years of experience in interior design, Tino has worked worldwide on a variety of commercial and residential projects, from medieval houses to 21st century buildings.