French designer Laurence Simoncini wanted to retain the spirit of this Haussmanian apartment while creating a dramatic new space. Oversaturated colours, black lacquered doors and windows, contrasts between matt and shiny, raw and refined plus an eclectic mix of furniture breathe new life into the historic rooms.
Photography by Romain Ricard
Still hanging out in other people’s kitchens even if it is only virtually. These days I’m looking for more colour in my life … and my interiors. Absolutely loving these two kitchens by Plain English. Blue and green or pink with gree. Tough choice. Which one is your favourite?
In a comment the other day an American reader of ours begged us to show some style mixed with warmth and humanity (aka: lived in). Given the horror show that went on there I felt compelled to oblige. I spotted this apartment in a highrise in Moscow on The Village and thought it was perfect to share. This could not be more warm, lived-in, practical, full of life, overflowing with a beautiful energy thanks to bright colours and lots of vintage finds. My thoughts are with my neighbours to the south and I hope this brings a smile to your faces.
I’d like to share a peek into the Upper East Side home of interior designer Sandra Nunnerley. Located in a turn-of-the-century Carrère and Hastings townhouse, it is so thoughtfully curated, with stunning pieces of graphic art that really create an aura of glamour and drama. (Photos: Stephen Kent Johnson)
And so the new year at Desire to Inspire begins and what better way to jump-start your design year than with a jolt of saturated colour. Yes, I know that all the interiors at the moment seem to be white upon white and beige between beige but I am loving this deep blue kitchen by Blakes London. Add in pops of red and all I can say is “oui oui chérie.”