Inside Madonna's Manhattan nest

Madonna hit the stage last night at BC Place for a quickie but a goodie set of hits on her "Sticky and Sweet" tour. I know you all in South False Creek heard the concert, and you thought it was really loud, but come on! The area has a cloth canopy for a roof and it's not sound proof. Imagine how our habitats get disrupted by events like this, Celebration of Light is a prime example, and I know it provides ample aggravation for our nests. Don't think the Queen of Pop is immune to these types of feelings either; but wouldn't you love to hang your hat in her Manhattan apartment?

Queen of Pop habitat facts:

    • The Queen of Pop owns +7 homes. 6 are in the UK, and the last flat was bought for £6 million
    • The suite below, in Harperley Hall (1 W. 64th St, NYC), was built in 1910
    • Apartment decorated by Christopher Ciccone and desinged by Stephen Wang
    • The apartment is actually 3 seperate units, originally purchased by her and Sean Penn
    • Madge collects the works of Frida Kahlo
    • She doesn't like dressers and preferrs closets
    • She told Architectural Digest that she hung the Piccasso over her desk so she could admire it while faxing things

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      The spaces are breezily cozy rather than sweeping or grand, and the colors subdued, even in the vestibule, where a Picasso-inspired rug is complemented by a Süe et Mare chandelier and an 18th-century Irish oval mirror. The living room, where Ciccone left the original molding, is a comfortable amalgam of dark blues, deep purples and some mossy greens. Madonna owns four paintings by Tamara de Lempicka, in which female figures are refracted against deep-colored geometric patterns, and the room reflects that angled elegance. The sofa was made from photos of Coco Chanel’s studio; Mondrian inspired bookshelves, designed by Ciccone when the first apartment was purchased, flank a fireplace; and alabaster sconces cast a soft glow over a Steinway baby grand piano.

      Madonna“s art collection, however, is the key to the apartment. Vintage photographs, mostly of female nudes, including works by André Kertész, look more like a series of abstract shapes than human figures. A Salvador Dalí depicts a veiled red heart, somehow fitting for this comfortable yet completely stylized environment. “I get strength from my art—all the paintings I own are powerful,” says Madonna. “As an artist myself, I know what it's like to put your heart and soul into something. You can feel the presence of another person.” Architectural Diegest

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