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Pierre Emmanuel Martin and Stéphane Garotin are the names behind Hand, an interior design firm from France. They have some home furnishing stores as well that are designed so beautifully you could simply walk in and think you were "home". Their work is contemporary but filled with warm neutral colours and plush, simple furnishings - the kind you can put your feet up on. They also mix in mid-century modern furniture pieces that add a bit of funkiness. I'm taking many notes, because these spaces are totally my style.

Reader Comments (25)

I've always loved mobiles like the one hanging from that living room ceiling! So Calder-esque.

8 Apr 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVirginia

What a beautiful set of photos. These rooms are divine. Thanks Kim!

8 Apr 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJo in NZ


Thank you, Kim! Awesome pics.

8 Apr 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnna at D16

Indeed interesting! I like some of the photos and can def. feel for their design esthetic.

8 Apr 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline

I love the room with the stone walls and the exposed beams!

8 Apr 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErica

I adore the lanterns and the chairs in the first photo.

8 Apr 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy

Hi! I love your blog! Beautiful photos!

Klem Anette from Norway:)

8 Apr 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnettes hus

I like the low perspective in some of these. When I look at that second photo (or the ooh la la striped rug one) for example, it's like I'm a doggie...hmm, probably Golden Lab at that level...just deciding on where to lay down. SO inviting. :)
Really beautiful spaces.

8 Apr 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAMR

Luv the thick carpets.
Beautiful rooms, thanks Kim!

I just love the 9th photo, with the stone walls. The architecture is amazing.

8 Apr 2009 | Unregistered Commenterboliyou

I'm late commenting today (been buying an old kilim .... oooh). I am in love with these. This is exactly the way I see my new place. (News hopefully soon on that too). Truly gorgeous spaces.

9 Apr 2009 | Unregistered Commentermidcenturyjo

wow! incredible!!!

9 Apr 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdavid john

wow!! Love all but the black kitchen is wonderful!

9 Apr 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpaola


9 Apr 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

Oh, be still my heart! I would love to have a dinner party at that dining room table!

9 Apr 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEileen

These images are amazing!!
I love the black kitchen and the dining room with those beautiful chairs!

9 Apr 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMango Gal

I like the room with the chocolate brown walls. It gives off the feeling that I want to *someday* achieve in my living room.

9 Apr 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKara

The big, square settee is interesting.

9 Apr 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJ. Cochran

any idea who made the lanterns in the first photo? thanks.

10 Apr 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Great pics! My favourite is the last one (bathroom). Thanks!!!

11 Apr 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNicola

oh my. it is simply perfection.

13 Apr 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBespoke Press

Love the room with stone walls. 21st century luxe in 18th century charm.

I am in LOVE with that first photo. What a great dining room

15 Apr 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

bravo pour votre blog !C'est ma pause détente quotidienne et un bonheur toujours renouvelé.Continuez !!!!

27 Dec 2009 | Unregistered Commentercathie

Hello. Can anyone find me anything of life from Pierre Emmanuel Martin and Stéphane Garotin or Hand firm.
If anyone have anything can send in my e-mail : neroenergie_P@hotmail.com
With respect Pajtim Ismaili!

10 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPajtim

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