We recently came across the home of Christine d'Ornano, Sisley cosmetics executive, over at Elle Decor and have returned to look at it several times since then. While we are pretty sure we won't have the task of outfitting a large London home with drawing rooms and terraces anytime soon, we can appreciate her unabashed use of color and scale to create a sophisticated yet comfortable home.
Christina and her husband purchased their neglected townhouse about three years ago. Luckily, it had terrific bones...large windows, high ceilings and an expansive central hall. They worked together to create a cozy home full of contemporary art, family heirlooms and modern pieces. Her choice of prints and large accent pieces (the Serge Mouille lamps in the living room and vintage lamps from a car factory in the dining room are amazing!) take the home from something stuffy and proper to refined, yet relaxed.
To learn more about Christine's home and to see more images, visit Elle Decor: A London Townhouse Revitalized.
If you haven't visited the new Elle Decor (formerly Point Click Home), be sure to drop by as it's now obviously derived from the magazine and much easier to navigate.
(Images: Simon Upton / Elle Decor)