In the living room, designed by Stan Topol, a painting by artist Alice Andrews hangs above a J. Robert Scott sofa. The other painting, at right, is by Ida Kohlmeyer. Regency Sabreleg armchairs by Rose Tarlow Melrose House flank a pair of vintage cocktail tables from Maison Gerard in New York that are credited to Willy Rizzo. The three yellow Peking glass vases are from JF Chen in Los Angeles. Lamps, J. Robert Scott. An antique Khotan rug from Moattar, Ltd., anchors the space.
In one of the home’s other passageways, Victor Skrebneski’s Twombly Letters—B, from Holly Hunt, Miami, is paired with a collection of Baccarat glasses and a custom cabinet designed by Stan Topol & Associates.
A sitting area in the husband’s office includes a Miro lithograph. The William Switzer coffee table is macassar ebony with bronze hardware, and the Lucien Rollins wall lamp is polished nickel—both are available through Ernest Gaspard & Associates. The pillow fabric is by Bergamo, available through Donghia.
In the living room, a painting by Sam Francis hangs above a marble-and-stainless steel fireplace designed by Stan Topol & Associates and fabricated by Francois & Co. The 19th-century Russian chest, from Karl Kemp & Associates in New York, is part of a pair. The 1930s bergere, by Jansen, is from Dragonette in Los Angeles and upholstered in a Christopher Hyland fabric. An antique Khotan rug from Moattar, Ltd. anchors the space. The round Art Deco table is from Karl Kemp & Associates. Floral design by Michal Evans.
The homeowners have collected works of art by some of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century, including Jim Dine, Ida Kohlmeyer, Frank Stella and Steve Kaufman.
The space also features a serigraph by Matisse from Raphael Fine Art in New York. J. Robert Scott’s Sonoma club chair is upholstered in Cowtan & Tout’s Penrose fabric. The copper apple sculpture is from Baker, Knapp & Tubbs. Bronze-and-limestone coffee table, Jerry Pair & Associates. Rug, Rugs by Robinson.
The family room is accessorized with a grouping of mounted industrial lenses from Blackman Cruz, Los Angeles.
In the breakfast area, a lacquered parchment dining table by J. Robert Scott appears to hover above the dark Cote de Noir marble floors from Walker Zanger. The vintage Karl Springer chairs, from JF Chen in Los Angeles, were originally designed for legendary Hollywood decorator Billy Haines.
In the master bathroom, a J. Robert Scott black lacquer desk serves as a vanity. A mirror is suspended from the ceiling and is flanked by Downsview cabinetry. Slabs of white onyx from Walker Zanger were used for the countertops, and white onyx tiles from Artistic Tile were used for flooring.
Maple-glazed paneling envelopes the master suite’s sitting room. Green Rain, a woodcut and intaglio work on paper, is by Jim Dine.
The powder room features a wall-mounted faucet by Laura Kirar for Kallista and a repurposed antique demilune console from Sentimento in New York. The mirror is from Baker, Knapp & Tubbs. Floral design by Michal Evans.
The home’s entryway features a 19th-century Italian gate from Robuck & Company, which was restored by Calhoun Metalworks. A Baccarat vase sits atop a mahogany-and-brass Swedish commode. The artwork is by Larry Rivers.
An encaustic painting by Dusty Griffith hangs atop the bedroom’s upholstered walls that are covered in a Nancy Corzine fabric. The Mrs. MacDougall crystal balustrade lamp and Hinson swing-arm lamp are both available through Donghia. Bed and side table, J. Robert Scott. Floral design by Michal Evans.
Decorator Stan Topol knows his way around The St. Regis Atlanta Hotel & Residences. Not only has he designed a number of model residences there, he also was recently charged with making some lifestyle enhancements to the hotel’s public spaces, including the lobby overlook that now features an elegant dining area. But it’s in one of the property’s private residences that you’ll find Topol’s pièce de résistance.
“The most marvelous thing about The St. Regis is that if you live there—and you have to live there to appreciate it—is that Atlanta is at your fingertips,” says Topol. The hotel’s central location on West Paces Ferry and its world-class amenities were what first lured his clients to purchase a residence there, but they relied on Topol to transform their house into a home for themselves and their two children. Assisted by architect Joel Laseter, Topol transformed a blank slate of a space into a series of jewel box-like rooms connected by a main corridor.
“If people appreciate art, then their minds are open to the world,” says Topol. “And, here, my clients understood that furniture is art and fabric is art, too.”
The resulting collaboration was a match made in designer heaven. “In my business as a decorator, we do a lot of things, including compromise,” says Topol. “But in this apartment, the couple allowed us to actually work with the best of everything—from the J. Robert Scott furniture and Baccarat crystal to Larry Rivers artwork. There were no shortcuts, no substitutions.”
Finer things aside, Topol is quick to point out that elegance and comfort aren’t mutually exclusive in this apartment.
“They allowed me the freedom to put together rooms where people will actually sit and talk and watch TV, rooms where they will have a life together,” he says. “This apartment is everything I believe in as a decorator.”
LIVE THE LIFESTYLE
“Living at The St. Regis is better than having a house,” says decorator Stan Topol, who has worked on projects throughout the property. “Being here gives you the comforts of having a home, plus the security of being able to leave whenever you want.” Private elevator lobbies and concierge services are available to residents, and the views aren’t bad, either. Here, the design team worked to capture and enhance city views from the living room, family room and master bedroom. “You can create whatever you want when you buy here,” says Topol. “It’s a blank canvas.”
Interior Design Stan Topol, Stan Topol & Associates. (404) 885-9889; stantopol.com