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Jean Deniot Colombia Apartment

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With its sumptuous custom-made furnishings, glittering artworks, and accents of exotic hides, the handbag designer’s home base in South America is one of a kind. Nancy Gonzalez’s capacious handbags and slender clutches—made of lime-green crocodile, lavender python, orange ostrich, and other brilliantly dyed exotic skins—are sartorial beacons for chic women around the globe. The celebrities who carry them are just as head-turning, from the glamorous SofĂ­a Vergara of ABC’s Modern Family to the bohemian Olsen twins. Gonzalez’s breezy duplex apartment in western Colombia, on the other hand, speaks of her luxurious style in something close to a whisper.  
In the layout Jean Deniot developed, enormous pocket doors allow the rooms to blend into one another in loft like fashion, though he defined individual spaces with inset ceilings that recall the sculptured soffits of Art Moderne interiors. Further enhancing the expansive atmosphere are glass exterior walls, some more than 20 feet long. M…