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Best On-Screen Interiors

29/11/2019

1/29 American Hustle, 2013 For all Seventies aficiondos, David O Russell’s star-packed production has inspiration by the brown-corduroy bucketload. This is decadence at its most indulgent: think indoor shrub beds, velour bedspreads, and the fluffiest of shag piles.   2/29 A Bigger Splash, 2016 Filmed on the captivating Pantelleria – the remote little island off the south-west coast of Sicily – the white-washed walls, quirky kitchen, record-strewn living room, and general ambience of the home rock star Marianne Lane (Tilda…

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The Story Behind the Ceramics at Jacquemus’ New Restaurant

30/10/2019

“I wanted a space that looked like my dream place,” Simon Porte Jacquemus says of his new restaurant’s interiors. His dream is shared: When Oursin—Jacquemus’ second collaboration with Caviar Kaspia—opened during Paris Fashion Week in the new Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées, its ceramic-stacked walls quickly spread across Instagram. Similar to the designer’s first restaurant, Cafe Citron, Oursin is completely inspired by the Mediterranean culture that Jacquemus was born into. Even the name itself (“sea urchin” in English) references his roots. “I was very inspired…

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Inside The Beverly Hills Hotel’s Legendary Marilyn Monroe Bungalow

23/10/2019

A Chanel No.5 perfume bar and bathroom products, a library stocked with books and films including Some Like It Hot and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and a Dom Perignon bubble bath. Guests in the newly renovated Bungalow 1A at The Beverly Hills Hotel will be following in iconic footsteps, as it has been designed to pay homage to Marilyn Monroe, who favoured the bungalow during her weeks-long stays at the hotel. It is one of five “legendary” bungalows that the hotel is opening this year, inspired by…

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Inside Karl Lagerfeld’s Many Luxurious Homes

15/10/2019

Hundreds of Karl Lagerfeld’s designs—for Chanel, Fendi, Chloé, and more—have been published in Vogue; and, in a 34-year span, the magazine published eight features on the designer’s luxurious homes. Four of these were snapped by Lagerfeld, a polymath par excellence who understood that the art of living well was a far-reaching concept that extended beyond spaces and objects to encompass learning, manners, art, and the like. “Dresses are only interesting as part of everything else that’s going on,” he told the magazine in 1989. It’s…

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7 spectacular fashion designers’ homes you can visit

10/10/2019

Fashion designers have a keen eye for architecture and interiors. Just look at Dries Van Noten’s exquisite Neoclassical mansion outside Antwerp or Alessandro Michele’s impossibly picturesque abode – part of a former monastery in the hilltop village of Civita di Bagnoregio. But while most are closed to the public, a number of iconic fashion designers’ homes can now be visited, either preserved as they once were, or repurposed by new owners. Here are a few of the best, including the Yves Saint Laurent’s vividly coloured…

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5 Facts About Queen Elizabeth’s Scottish Summer Retreat

30/08/2019

Even the royal family is trying to soak up the last bit of summer. Of course, they do so in a much grander way than the rest of us. It’s a tradition that Queen Elizabeth II spends part of the summer at Balmoral castle in the Scottish Highlands, and last week Prince William, Duchess Kate, and their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, joined her majesty there for a little family getaway. What does the Queen’s summer home look like?…

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The 5 Chicest Hotel Suites Around the World Created by Top Fashion Designers

03/08/2019

Today, fashion designers are finding ways to extend their creative vision beyond their labels. Since brands have become more than just about clothes, promoting a lifestyle is now part of most of these companies’ mission. So naturally, when the world’s best hotels pursue a new location or a complete overhaul, they will now call on world-renowned fashion designers to blend their trademark style with that of the property. Here’s a look at five of the hotels that have set the…

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Moroccan Style

29/07/2019

There comes a time in your life when you become obsessed about your dream house. You want to live in a cozy place, filled with every possible detail that inspires you and only brings positive energy in your life. As you become stuck with the idea of creating your own perfect place, you start looking at different magazines and websites to fully understand the style that best suits you. Are you a minimalist, or a vintage spirit? Do you want…

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7 Milan restaurants for design lovers

26/07/2019

If you enjoy your antipasti with a side of architecture, you’re in for a treat. We’ve picked out 7 of the best Milan restaurants and cafes for design lovers. Whether you’re looking for a pit-stop between fashion shows or to power up for the Salone del Mobile, these restaurants are the perfect place to refuel.   1.Carlo e Camilla in Segheria A defunct 1930s sawmill has been transformed into an industrial-style restaurant by Michelin-starred chef Carlo Cracco and art director Tanja…

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Roksanda Ilincic has created the beautiful interiors for a King’s Cross penthouse

19/06/2019

Roksanda Ilincic has brought her eye for colour, artistic knowledge and textural depth to interiors for the first time, creating the internal aesthetic for a duplex penthouse in King’s Cross. The designer, who used to live in the area herself, has personally selected artworks, a mix of mid-century and post-modern furniture, eclectic textiles, lighting and ceramics to produce a stylish, yet warm and feminine space. With three bedrooms, a sunken courtyard garden and a feature staircase that leads to a…

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