I had promised a fashion post on resort wear (my monthly collaboration with Kim and Sarah), but Kim just got back from Hawaii and needed a couple of days to recoup. I thought this might be a good time to squeeze in a Design Ed post. I have long been enchanted with designer Michael Del Piero’s Instagram feed, but her work is just so good I decided it was time for a feature. Welcome to Design Ed-Michael del Piero.
DESIGN ED-MICHAEL DEL PIERO
Michael del Piero Design has outlets in Chicago and The Hamptons where she also sells her one-of-a-kind wares. She describes her style as “object-based” The Uber talented Del Piero began her career as a nurse, went on to study linguistics and business which led to a 20-year career as an executive coach for Fortune 500 Companies. Always a collector, her design career was a natural progression out of her love of antiques and art. You can read more about that progression in the 1st Dibs Article here.
Let’s take a look at some of her wonderful work. I love the collected organic vibe and the seamless connection of the outside to the interior. This office is one of my favorites. The stools are part of her collection here.
The oversized art mixed with the wooly sofa to die for. She is a master of the mix.
Love the blending of the antique and the modern and ethnicities from other cultures.
Etnic accessores, a modern velvet headboard and lamps elevate the black and white mix.
Love the concrete built in, the simple modern art, and that lamp!
This dining room is another of my favorites. What would this room be without the art?
This loft is in an old chocolate factory. She carefully honored its pedigree and added a bit of whimsy.
The La Conche range, the lanterns, and open beam ceiling tone down the otherwise modern kitchen.
When she mixes the old and new, it is hard to discern which is which.
I rarely see her use color, instead, she adds texture and patina to an all-white space with interesting artifacts.
If you want to learn about styling from the best, scroll her Instagram. The white pitcher brings life to this entire vignette.
I hope you enjoyed this peek into the talented Michael del Piero’s work. You can view her portfolio here, and you can follow her on Instagram here. Thanks for reading-Design Ed-Michael Del Piero. If you enjoyed this post you might enjoy. The Wisdom of Black and White here.
PICKS FROM MICHAEL DEL PIERO’S CHAIRISH SHOP
We can’t all afford these items from Chairish, but here are a few decorative items that have the Michael del Piero look for less that you could mix with some of the above.
GET THE MICHAEL DEL PIERO LOOK FOR LESS