A Rare Bird Wednesday 1 June, 2011 In Living so happy that Architectural Digest got a peek into the amazing NYC home of Iris Apfel. Related posts: New York Stories Ford Wheeler is my hero front & back apartmentcolourcolour loversdecorinteriorinterior designIris ApfelLiving 21 Comments Anabela 10 years ago Reply That painting is incredible! Alison 10 years ago Reply Oh, I love Iris Apfel! And that house — so intricate, so layered! And that painting is ridiculously awesome. Darcy 10 years ago Reply These are great, thank you! sami 10 years ago Reply LOVE her. i don’t no where she got her start, but i do know she was one of the first ladies to wear denim! i am happy she is still so fabulous! xo sami mel 10 years ago Reply It’s what I imagine heaven to look like. What a beautiful space. Caitlin Rose 10 years ago Reply that may be the most amazing apartment I”ve ever seen! katie/ thank you, ok 10 years ago Reply ahhhh, thanks for sharing! I liked her so much in the Bill Cunningham doc – “I’m the world’s oldest teenager!” Lenea 10 years ago Reply Wow that is an impressively decorated and commodious apartment!!! I heard that Hanna Bernhard is not too thrilled about Apfel’s new jewelry line Rara Avis slated for September with HSN. Apparantly the Toucan design is very similar to one Bernhard created. Drama. Needless to say I loved seeing these pictures of her home and her new line of jewelry is really fantastic. I just hope that there isn’t any truth to the allegations of stealing Bernhards design because that isn’t cool and would seem out of character and hopefully unintended. The Bohmerian 10 years ago Reply I find it rather interesting that in contrast to her home, her fashion style is very minimal. Every time I meet her she is sweeter then the time before. Maryam 10 years ago Reply The closet is my favorite pic . . . she’s so cute!! http://athomewithmaryam.blogspot.com m.fay 10 years ago Reply oh, man! iris is soooo cool. Ian 10 years ago Reply Loving those little African fellows she’s got in her living room. moira 9 years ago Reply I think it’s because of the monkey on the cabinet but this reminds me of gloria swanson’s house in sunset boulevard. Thanks for sharing! mallix 9 years ago Reply There’s these two very eccentric old ladies that live in Thornton that have a house that’s the SA version of this. We befriended them and Kristina wanted to do a shoot there but their daughter got mixed up with it and told us to get lost.. we managed to get some photos but we’re respecting their wishes and leaving them offline. The place is incredible tho – has not changed much since the 40’s. The sisters are both in their late 80’s. Mandy 9 years ago Reply right? she’s SO awesome. Pingback: A Few of My Favorite Things: May 30 – June 3 | Sea & Skylark Ginger 9 years ago Reply It feels like noone is living in there and former owners are dead. Vanessa Pope 9 years ago Reply Thank you for posting this! She is amazing. Brittany 9 years ago Reply Wow! How have I never heard of this woman?! Her house is absolutely amazing! I would love to have a house like this, except I think it’s hard to make it look happily cluttered and not just cluttered. It’s just so happy! danielle 9 years ago Reply this is what my dreams are made of Rosemarie Breuer 8 years ago Reply I am glad to see that Iris Apfel is also fond of Velasquez and Susan Herbert Reply To Rosemarie Breuer Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.