A Belle Époque mansion affords a moment of calm amid the city’s glittering high-rise towers.
Whealon devised a warm palette of sand, brown, and ivory for the furnishings, in tune with both his clients’ tastes and the pristine local light. The living room, as elsewhere, is animated by vibrant patterns, from the antique Naxos textiles on throw pillows to the David Hicks–inspired linen covering two Louis XVI–style armchairs.The western wall is dominated by a vast Andrew Moore photograph of a music hall in Gary, Indiana, an image Whealon admires for its painterly quality. It is positioned between Chinese incense burners repurposed as planters, which rest on a Chinese altar table. As for the lime-green box on one of the two Biedermeier-style étagères, the designer was drawn to its eye-catching character: “I love pops of beautiful color.”
The conservatory features a games table and chairs custom made in the style of Jean-Michel Frank.
Designer Timothy Whealon delivered a dose of understated glamour to Villa Nocturne, the Monaco residence of Mark Brockbank and Marco Orsini.
n the living room, an Andrew Moore photograph is grouped with a classical Roman figure, an 18th-century Chinese altar table from Antony Todd, and a pair of Jansen armchairs; the rug is by Beauvais Carpets, and the walls are painted in Farrow & Ball’s Hardwick White.
The sofas are upholstered in a De Le Cuona linen, the cocktail table is a Whealon design, and the antique Biedermeier-style étagères are from Galerie du Passage.
The dining room’s chairs are slipcovered in a Dedar print, the light fixtures are by Philippe Anthonioz, and the abaca rug is from Holland & Sherry.
In the kitchen, a Saarinen table by Knoll is paired with vintage Milo Baughman chairs from Homenature; on the wall is a photograph by Marie-Laure de Decker.
Moroccan-inspired wallpaper by Phillip Jeffries enlivens the kitchen; the faucet is by Dornbracht, and the cabinetry is by Strato.
The powder room also features Dornbracht fittings and Phillip Jeffries wallpaper.
A plaster bust of architect Charles Garnier, a 19th-century parquetry-top pedestal table, and a striped runner by Beauvais Carpets furnish the house’s foyer, which doubles as a library.
Limestone underfoot in the stairway.
Whealon designed the master suite’s white leather commode and the nailhead-trimmed bed, which he upholstered in the same navy silk used for the curtains.
A Galbraith & Paul printed linen was chosen for the curtain border and seat cushion; the carpet is by Vanderhurd.
The bath features a limestone tub; Horst butterfly photographs are displayed on the far wall.