SO2 - Mateo HomeSunday, March 21, 2021
Most collectors of jewellery by Matthew 'Mateo' Harris recall the moment when a mere peek changed everything. For Style Observer (SO) it was the sight of the multi-hyphenate Rihanna wearing the 14K gold CI collar and watching Milan-based fashion blogger Tamu McPherson strutting across the streets of NYC in the grand gold and onyx statement earrings and clutching the Elizabeth Bag. The regal lines, the subtle delicate details... A glimpse into the atelier: It was perfection! We craved more! Seems Coveteur did too. The luxury digital publication in its latest issue spotlights Harris in his newly renovated Houston, Texas, home.
The drool-inducing pied-à-terre warrants your full-attention. Think: Closets all the way to the soaring ceiling, Terje Ekstrom chairs, Michael Anastassiades light fixtures, exquisite design motifs, and everything in-between. It is more than clean lines; it's personality, it's flair. It gives elevated meaning to the expression: “There's no place like home.”
Associate Style Editor Camille Freestone said Harris's self-designed luxury pad is like a “serene art gallery in the middle of the bustling Texas city”.
“I am a true New Yorker at heart and an island Jamaican boy,” Harris explains. “You can see that in this house. Downstairs most certainly gives you a New York gallery vibe, and upstairs is an island getaway or a spa.”
It is a veritable treasure trove of fab finds and mod knobs. Hold the oohs and aahs; just come home with Mateo.
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