New Year Inspiration

Happy New Year everyone, I hope 2013 is off to a great start. With Mark and the kids still at home with me, and gorgeous sunny weather, I'm still very much in holiday mode. But I am currently reading my Christmas present, Holly Becker's Decorate, and I am so inspired I wanted to share some of it with you.

There is so much fantastic advice and drool-worthy photography in the book, but something that stopped me in my tracks were the huge doors in Christine d'Ornano's London home, padded with sapphire blue velvet and brass studs - a-ma-zing!

Beyond the doors a gorgeous painting repeats the sapphire colour, and the yellow of the reproduction Louis XVI leather chairs.


Christine is the International Vice President of cosmetic company Sisley, and she and her husband, Marzouk Al-Bader, converted their family home from a series of neglected, rundown apartments. Although elegant and luxurious, the home still has a warm, welcoming feel. And their use of colour is quite simply divine. To see more pop over to Elle Decor.