May 15, 2012

House Of Many Colors by Gene Meyer

Photo: Mark Roskams for Miami Herald Home & Design
The Miami house of Frank de Biasi and Gene MeyerActually we have two small bungalows, connected by an awning-covered patio, in Miami's Belle Meade neighborhood. We bought the house in 2000 and by 2005 it was ready to be photographed.

 Photo left: Mark Roskams / Photo right: Massimo Listri for AD Italy
The first magazine to shoot the house was The Miami Herald Home & Design Magazine. The editor in chief was our dear friend Sarah Harrelson and the design editor was my brother Doug. The photographs were taken by Mark Roskams, who has become the official photographer for Doug & Gene Meyer.

Living room 2005, Photo: Mark Roskams
Living room 2008, Photo: Mikkel Vang for House Beautiful

 Living room 2012,  Photo: Jason Schmidt for AD France

Photo left: Mark Roskams / Photo right: Massimo Listri
Dining room 2005, Photo left: Mark Roskams / Dining room 2012, Photo right: Jason Schmidt for AD France
The decor of the house was becoming more colorful, older Miami and more Caribbean like. When we bought the house Frank's first boss architect Peter Marino stopped by and advised us to pile it on because these 1940's cottages will never work in a pared down modern style. Of course he was right and we have been piling on more and more things - bought locally, inherited and many things from our yearly trips to Morocco.

Florida room 2012, Photo: Jason Schmidt
The second photo shoot was for the November 2005 issue of House Beautiful. Another great friend Robert Rufino produced this story with photographs by Mikkel Vang. Our next shoot was produced by yet another great friend, Hamish Bowles and photographed by Don Freeman for Vogue Living in fall 2007.

Gene Meyer
Photo by: Mark Roskams
Gene Meyer and  Frank de Biasi
Cushions upholstered in Link fabric by Doug and Gene Meyer
Photo: Jason Schmidt

Doug and Gene Meyer outdoor fabric for LINK Outdoors.

Photo left: Mikell Vang / Photo right: Mark Roskams
Doug and Gene Meyer rugs: Volcano Island (left) and Blue Hurricane (right)
available exclusively at Holland & Sherry.
Photo: Mark Roskams
Photo left: Massimo Listri / Photo right: Jason Schimdt
Photo: Jason Schmidt
The next shoot was with Architectural Digest Italy photographed by Massimo Listri and produced by - you guessed it - another friend Grazia d' Annuzio. The weather was horrendous - it stormed for three full days.

Photo: Mark Roskams
Photo: Jason Schmidt
The last shoot was for Architectural Digest France for the April 2012 issue. The story was produced by the divine Sophie Pinet and photographed by Jason Schmidt who were both in town for Art Basel.

Photo: Jason Schmidt
home sweet colorful home
x gene

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