Christine D’Ornano’s Luxe & Relaxed Home

The April issue of Elle Decor landed in my mail pile and I took some (rare) time out, crashed on the sofa and started to turn the pages. I must say, there are some lovely features in this issue. The article that really made me hyper-ventilate is the one about the London home by the Cosmetics Exceutive Christine D’Ornano (her family is behind Sisley). Lucky woman is all that I have to say! She has created a warm, chic, kids friendly and lived-in haven filled with contemporary art and splashes of antiques.

Forgive me for my crummy (self scanned) images. Elle has not posted theirs on-line yet. (And I could not contain myself!). I will re-fresh these as soon as they are available.

So, let me tell you what I see instead.

I see beautiful colors in this amazing combined library and dining room. I LOVE the light blue upholstered Chesterfield sofa in the background, together with the yellow leather covered chairs (how divine!) with splashes of that purple/read peonie color that I so adore. And plenty of books and art – smashing!

Hard to be unhappy in this living room. LOVE the sofa, the industrial light fixtures by Serge Mouille, the over-sized ottoman and the nonchalantly placed photos on the wall. (The walls have been upholstered in pink linen!).

I investigated further and the arm sconces can be found here at Gueridon in NY.

I see a bright and happy kitchen dining area. The vintage lamps are lovely with the long rustic table and the simple black chairs. And aren’t the flower arrrangements fun!

And here is the lucky owner, herself – Christine d’Ornano. She apparently found this white chair at a flea market in Paris (where was i?). The lovely painting is by Mark Quinn. And as always I love any gray wall.

Christine and her husband have 3 young children together (I know what that feels like!) and she wanted a cozy environment for her family. Mission accomplished, I’d say. And look at the tall, beautiful windows that let all that natural light in. I personally would be very content here!

Oh, and here is her bathroom. Unique and fun! An old worn sofa next to the new bathtub with a small yellow sidetable  for your occasional glass of wine!

Happy new week, friends! Let it be a good one!

Written by Splendid Willow in: Lovely Rooms |


  • Love love love the flowers — large and tossed so effortlessly…just beautiful! Also, that sofa, I agree is just too lovely. Thanks for sharing!

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend, lovely lady :)


  • Charlotta says:

    Ja! I am so with you sis. How many panes of glass do those fabulous windows have!!? I love this home.
    The industrial lamps made me tremble, as did the Chesterfield (though I still prefer them in worn down leather – Cognac..), the ottoman (!) and the rustic dining table. What a warm, tactile and inspiring family home – their happiness shows.

    Tusen tack for sharing my dearest.

    Happy new week to you too!


  • Julie at BV says:

    OMG Monica I am enchanted by this apartment too. I can’t take it off my mind. I absolutely love everything in it, the yellow chairs, the over-sized sconces, the use of different types of furniture and that wallpaper, that wallpaper for God’s sake. As you said it’s simply divine. I’ve always wished to have a big bathroom to put furniture in it. Do you remember Carolina Herrera Jr’s bathroom?

  • KMD Atelier says:

    I just saw this last night. I love it too…especially that wall covering…fantastic!

    Have a great week!


  • Greet says:

    Monika, I love this style of apartment! And I think that Christine looks like a wonderful young woman!!

  • sandra says:

    Jag föll direkt för lamporna över köksbordete. Älskar industri blandat med romantik. Sista soffan är oxå fantastisk..
    kram och en mysig vecka till dig

  • It’s so sweet & fun! I can’t get over the darling wallpaper in the last photo! xo

  • I am not a designer, but have always loved the idea of a sofa in the bathroom.

  • StyleRoom says:

    Just lovely! Love the livingroom and the sofa in the bathroom! The rustic table in the kitchen dining area with the vintage lamps looks so right! Thanks for sharing it, great inspiration!

  • This issue was waiting for me when I got home and this house was my favorite part. In fact, I love it so much that it changed my mind about not renewing my Elle Decor subscription! I was planning on scanning it but now I guess I don’t have to so thanks, Mon! :)

  • Magnus says:

    Glad You found Me, and I You and Your wonderful inspiring site!
    See You soon again!

  • Anci says:

    Hej !
    Jag föll inte pladask, men visst kan jag hitta en och annan inspirationskälla bland bilderna. Det bästa är att få se hur andra gör och vad de väljer. Då kan jag förhoppningsvis inspireras till egna val.

    Ha en skön dag


  • Therese Long says:

    GM Monika!!
    I love hearing your musings as you take us through this home!! I haven’t received my issue yet, so thanks for the sneak peak. I also wanted to thank you for your comments on our son’s big news… we are pretty happy around here!
    ~xo always!!!

  • koralee says:

    I so want to be the girl in the last image…love her her all her shoes..sigh! Lovely post today my friend. Have a wonderful week. xoxo

  • im with you too. such an awesome house. I cant wait for my issue, it seems to be late again! happy week mon.

  • Erica says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the lovely compliments!!
    I’m quite smitten with your take on things over here at Splendid Willow! :)

  • Vilket underbart färgglatt hem! Man blir glad av fotona:)

    Ha en underbart fin dag!
    Kram Gunilla i Singapore

  • can you believe I just got my copy? can’t wait to look. LOVE the wood on the table in the first shot…

  • So refreshing for Spring! Almost feels like you’re in a beautiful garden with all the colour!

    Hope your week’s going well so far, lovely friend!

  • Ooooh..! I love that long farm table and the industrial lights… And all those soft and happy colors in that room with the fireplace. I’m actually quite fond of round tables in front of fire places – with a couch on the side, under a big window… It just speaks of family and home to me for some reason… Maybe because it allows for togetherness (the round table) and alone-time (the sofa), while in the company of your most loved ones..? An unfinished thought, but it’s getting late here and I have to say good night… For now, anyway.


  • I’m back because I must tell you just how WONDERFUL your new logo looks! I love it! It fits you and your blog so perfectly! beautiful, beautiful!


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