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February 28, 2020
Text: Jesse Dorris
Yael Gal Interior Design Goes for Gold with a Glittering Tel Aviv Condo
Tel Aviv might be home to the architecturally celebrated White City, but that doesn’t mean the city’s residents necessarily want to live in a white box, as Yael Gal discovered while spending a few weeks with the owners of a 4,000-square-foot condo in the heart of the city. “They are warm people with an overarching sense of modernity,” Gal says, but “they simply love the color gold.”
And so the designer installed “glittering details” everywhere—from the Deco glamour of the living room bar, to golden-veined marble in the kitchen and bath, to flooring in latte marble with brass details, reaching an apotheosis in a marble waterfall that lines a suspended corridor between the public and private areas.
“Even though the condo is far removed from the Mediterranean Sea,” she says, “the waterfall brings the rushing sound of water into the homeowner’s daily experiences.” The floor-to-ceiling windows opposite, meanwhile, bring eye-watering views of the International Style buildings and sea beyond them.