Lancome heiress Christine d’Ornano is the vice president of her family’s current cosmetics business Sisley Paris. Based in London to run the UK operation, Christine lives in a bright and eclectically decorated terrace house in Notting Hill. Featuring a mixture of antique heirlooms such as her grandfather’s vintage study desk and contemporary touches like Marc Quinn pantings, the house is a refined mixture of old and new. Continue reading to view additional images.
The Trousdale Estates section of Hollywood was a forgotten cluster of iconic mid-century homes on the edge of Beverly Hills. Then in the late 1990s fans of the period such as interior decorator Carole Katleman began refurbishing these residences to their rightful glory. The Katleman Residence was originally The Rose House, so named for it’s original owner, the costume designer Helen Rose. (Amongst other things, Rose designed Elizabeth Taylor’s wedding dress for her nuptials to Nicky Hilton).
Designed in 1963 by architects Conrad Buff, Dennis Straub, and Don Hensman, in 1999 Katleman approached the firm to restore the home to its original design, while undertaking sensitive upgrades to the house to accommodate a contemporary lifestyle. In keeping with the house’s modern character, emphasis was placed on well-crafted details and honest simplicity in design. From the main entry, the view unfolds through transparent glass walls, across the pool terrace, towards the Santa Monica Mountains. Continue reading to view additional images.
Can’t you just dream of snuggling up in this room in an old cashmere sweater with a cup of tea and stack of magazines to read? This was the bedroom to interior decorator (and all around fabulous woman) Rita Konig‘s old London apartment. The floral wallpaper is from Cole & Son and RDuJour recommends that everyone have a trusty wool throw blanket at their disposal. Continue reading to view additional images.
Rare opportunity on 60 feet (double lot) of prime beach frontage in the exclusive guard gated community of Malibu Colony. This charming beach house is one of seven properties on the beach in Malibu Colony to have a pool and spa. Detached guest house lagoon style pool large grassy courtyard complete this beach cottage. Tons of deck space for beachside lounging make this the epitome of Malibu living. Within walking distance to the best shopping and restaurants Malibu has to offer. Continue reading to view additional images.
Paul Mellon, heir to one of America’s great banking fortunes, and his wife, Bunny Mellon, built this extraordinarily beautiful 40’ wide townhouse on a fabled Upper East Side block in 1965. This iconic townhouse, designed in the neoFrench classic style and evoking the charm of the French countryside in the middle of Manhattan, reflected the passions of its owners. Paul Mellon curated his art collection in the library overlooking the exquisite garden with reflecting pool and gazebo, where Bunny Mellon, designer of the White House Rose Garden and friend to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, indulged her love of gardening. The high-ceilinged drawing room and dining room lead to a spectacular terrace, the center of celebratory parties. The townhouse has 5-8 bedrooms, with flexibility for guests, and staff, eight baths, chef’s kitchen, wine room and elevator. Most rare, however, the house has three exposures, affording brilliant sunlight into some of the most beautiful rooms on the Upper East Side. Continue reading to view additional images of the property.
Kirsten Fitzgibbons and Kelli Ford opened their Dallas-based interior decorating firm in 1990. Sisters and artistic collaborators, they tackle each project with a fresh and uncomplicated vision. With a turn-key approach in designing both residential homes and commercial spaces, Kirsten and Kelli combine contemporary and classical elements to create incredibly livable and aesthetically beautiful spaces with a sense of the unexpected. Continue reading to see some of RDuJour’s favourite spaces.
Designer-built and published in Architectural Digest, this 18th-century-style French pavilion on 2.7 +/- acres features hand-cut limestone shipped from Provence specifically for this five-bedroom residence. A tree-lined drive provides the approach to the entry through which the rear limestone terrace and pool can be seen. Continue reading to view additional images.
Interior Designer Miles Redd is the Creative Director of Oscar de la Renta home and the author of the must-have coffee table title The Big Book of Chic. Recently he revamped Pineapple Hill, a home in the Bahamas exclusive Lyford Cay club, for a Houston-based client. Boasting classic island features such as a minty coloured exterior and shingled roof, Redd choose a bright and extremely well coordinated colour scheme to bring new life to the house. Continue reading to view additional images.
A delightful freehold family house arranged over primarily three floors with an excellent arrangement of both reception rooms and bedrooms. The property is in excellent condition and is well located on the eastern side of Chelsea Park Gardens overlooking a private garden and enjoying the benefit of its own off street parking. Continue reading to view additional images.