The Parisian interior designer for whom every project is a unique and thoroughly personal work of art, shares some interiors advice...
Be inspired by your home’s environment I would never design an interior in New York as I would in Paris or Zermatt – it just wouldn’t make sense. For example, in a glass walled apartment near the beach in Tel Aviv, I sought to bring the sea indoors, using reflective materials to catch the light.
Devise cheerful, warm and welcoming colours Avoid being repetitive with them, though. I like to create contrasts of light and deep shades. Recently, when I repainted my Provence farmhouse, I layered a lot of pinks, yellows and blues.
Include custom-made pieces to add character I’ve worked with a French ceramic artist called Armelle Benoit for several years – she’s made ceramic frescoes for several homes, as ell as a curved wall for one Paris apartment. Pieces like this have an incredible impact in terms of colour and texture.
Be creative with lighting LEDs cast a much starker glow than incandescent bulbs, so I use bubbly glass shades and organic shapes to soften them. Lighting should always create atmosphere. Try to use natural sunlight, too. I once added a skylight above a staircase glazed with coloured, textured glass – it drew amazing blue and yellow forms on the walls.
This feature appeared in ELLE Decoration September 2019
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