Chris Glass has an unfair number of talents. He’s a writer, a star on the German TV show “Queer 4 You,” and the incredibly dapper founder of aptm, a hybrid retail-event-lifestyle space in Berlin designed as an apartment. In this space, his signature take on interior styling and event hosting has found a home–it’s a ‘shoppable apartment,’ featuring an edited assortment of furniture, artwork, lighting, gifts, textiles, and accessories. Chris’ style is unapologetic, bold, and glamorous. And his apartment is a showstopper filled with treasures galore!
HOMEWORTHY: How do you describe your interior design style?
CHRIS GLASS: I struggle with minimalism, because…well, why? The thought of white walls gives me agita, so I enjoy living in color. I find inspiration most often in my travels, therefore my home is a collection of pieces from around the world that each have a story to tell. There’s a dramatic flair to my space, but it’s also lived in, purposeful, chic, and effortless.
HOMEWORTHY: What are your favorite things in your home?
CG: This piece of artwork is from contemporary artist Ruby Anemic, who is also a friend. It’s the first thing I see when I wake up in the morning and it’s an earnest reminder to live my life the way that honors me most.
CG: A friend called to tell me about this vintage Ligne Roset Togo sofa set she’d found in a vintage shop in her neighborhood. I had dreamed of having this sofa for a while and nearly ran over someone trying to get there quickly enough to find it. Of the MANY things I collect, these handmade stuffed figures give me such joy (and confuse my cleaner).
HOMEWORTHY: What item have you splurged on?
CG: I recently bought a pair of these brass candle stick holders which I’m very enchanted with
HOMEWORTHY: Any sneaky decorating tips?
CG: Very sneaky and it makes a load of difference – hire a professional! Saving that, candlelight makes everything (and everyone) look better.
HOMEWORTHY: What’s on your wishlist?
CG: A table from a South African design studio called Wiid Design.
*Photos by Jochen Arndt and headshot by Kate McLuckie