Nicole Hollis defines her design tenet as a “holistic design philosophy for the home, which thoughtfully balances a modern spirit of innovation with a timeless reverence for great craftsmanship. She masterfully blends the simplicity of line with organic complexity to create warm, refined spaces.”
It’s about carefully curated, beautifully elegant, understated interiors.
Contemporary art contrasting with original midcentury design pieces, mixed with bespoke pieces. Add in original features such as elaborate cornices, wall panelling and tile, highlight all with soft light filtering through floor to c ceiling windows and what do you get? Gallery? Home? Perhaps both. Barcelona II by Miquel Alzueta.
The perfect white backdrop accented by pops of gold. Light bouncing off mirrors. Dashes of black for contrast and texture, layers of subtle texture. A sophisticated home with a touch of the Parisian panache in Brooklyn. Fenimore Flat by Shelby Girard.
Photography by Morgan Levy
What do I love about this London townhouse? The custom library shelves and the cosy wood-burning fire. The moody rooms and the conservatory with its traditional English greenhouse feel. The bespoke dressing room (look at that clever shoe storage) and the marble bathrooms. And the shutters in the bedroom and the secret rooftop terrace and the backyard and the … and the … Chelsea Townhouse by AND.
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.”