Posted at 23 Gen, 13:44h in reggi by Davide Carlà Share Tour Lance Armstrong’s Art Haven Home His collection features dozens of pieces amassed over 20 years 1/14 “I mean, to be frank, it’s not a home I ever would have designed,” Armstrong says. “What appealed to us more was the interior of it—the flow of it—and it’s ultimately, actually, become a great family home.” 2/14 “We like to entertain, have people over, and have fun,” Armstrong says. The family’s favorite outside area is the fire pit. 3/14 Interior designer Roy W. Materanek sourced many items from the Dallas Design Center, including the dining table from William Switzer and the Oushak rug from Abrash. 4/14 The formal living room’s focal point is an Ed Ruscha print above the fireplace. The leather chairs are from A. Rudin and the sofa is David Sutherland Showroom, with a Zimmer Rohde fabric. 5/14 Armstrong’s favorite room is his study, which he shares with his wife, Anna. When his older children were little, it also served as their nursery. 6/14 The kitchen features two tiers of cabinets, plus a striking Kehinde Wiley. “I love it when an artist also creates the frame,” Armstrong says. 7/14 Homes in the area where Armstrong lives can be built only so high, thus most square footage lies downstairs. In Armstrong’s house, an airy stairwell boasts a bank of windows to let in Aspen sunlight, plus one of Armstrong’s newest additions, a Banksy that says “Paranoid Pictures.” 8/14 Texas forever: The downstairs sitting area is framed by a large Tom Sachs piece featuring a map of the Lone Star State. 9/14 Armstrong’s philosophy for décor is simple: “Everything has to be practical and comfortable. That’s rule number one.” 10/14 Even the simplest spaces in Armstrong’s home feature gripping art, like this piece by Sidney Philocreon. 11/14 The downstairs media room packs a one-two punch of Shepard Fairey and Rob Pruitt pieces. 12/14 “Lance appreciates a classical look with clean lines,” says Materanek. “He has a preference for textures, solid colors, and a comfortable feel to fabrics and materials, with the overall mood being relaxed and welcoming.” 13/14 Still a committed athlete—Armstrong is running a marathon in February—he definitely needs a spa-like bathroom to soak tired muscles. 14/14 No surprise here: Armstrong has an outfitted garage to house his sports toys, especially his many, many bikes. And the art doesn’t stop here—a Barry McGee hangs on the wall.