Habitually Chic: I Heart Gilles Mendel:
"A little while back, I saw two small photos of bachelor Gilles Mendel's apartment and was dying to see more. Luckily for me, the October 2007 issue of Elle Decor has a whole spread dedicated to the designer and CEO of J. Mendel, his family's company that was founded in 1870. Talk about chic!"
Gilles' friend and interior designer Alan Tanksley had a hand in creating the "tailored and pared down environment" for the man who is not quite a minimalist but who also doesn't want be bombarded with excessive visual clutter after he leaves the office.