Favourite bedrooms II
Studio Peregalli. Photo by Ruy Teixeira

Gladys & Olivier Chenel. Photo by Julien Drach

Hotel La Mirande

Jasper Conran

Children's bedrooms

Photo by Francois Halard

David Netto

Caroline Kennedy's bedroom in the White House

Favourite bathrooms

David Hicks

Caroline Sarkozy, CSLB Studio. Photo by Jean-Francois Jaussaud

Michelle Smith. Photo by Ngoc Minh Ngo

Jacques Grange design at Hotel Cappucino

Peter Marino. Photo by Douglas Friedman

Perfect curtains, Atelier Vime. Photo by Aurélien Chauvaud

A few favourite bedrooms

Bedroom in Pierre Bergé's Villa Léon l'Africain
Photo by Philippe Garcia for AD France

Beata Heuman project

Beata Heuman project

Jessica Hart's NY apartment. Design by Remy Renzullo
Published in Architectural Digest

Cecilie Milsted's apartment
Photo by Christian Hoyer for Eurowoman

Jason Statham's Los Angeles home
From Williams & Williams Estates Group via The Spaces

Favourite Interiors

Terry and Jean de Gunzburg's Paris home

Truman Capote's Sagaponack home (which inspired Sachs Lindores when they designed Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin's New York apartment below)
Photo by Simon Watson for Architectural Digest

Fleur Cowles' home. Photo via Christie's

Pimlico Art Deco flat. Photo by Andreas von Einsiedel for House & Garden

Bunny Mellon's library in her Upperville Virginia home. Photo by Fred Conrad

Umberto Pasti and Stephan Janson's Tangier home. Photo by Guido Taroni

Kitchen in architect Alan Wanzenberg's home. Photo by Michelle Rose Studio

Kitchen in Pierre Yovanovitch's home. Photo by Guillaume de Laubier for The Parisians: Tastemakers at home (Flammarion 2019)

Bathroom in Caroline Sarkozy and Jacques Lacoste's home. Photo by Christian Kain

Bedroom in Ginevra Elkann's home. Photo by Simon Watson for T Magazine

Bedroom in Marin Compound by Commune Design

Children's bedroom in Guy Tobin's home

Our home in Eurowoman - November 2019

Franco Gentilini - the Carlo Cardazzo foulards

Photo by Christian Hoyer

Franco Gentilini (1909-1981) was an internationally renowned Italian artist and illustrator, whose career took off in 1930, when he was selected to participate in
e Venice Biennale. 

Gentilini enjoyed a life-long collaboration with Carlo Cardazzo, a visionary art collector, patron and gallery owner. Cardazzo (1908-1963) is a fascinating figure in 20th century Italian art. From a young age, he began acquiring works by Italian avantgarde artists. Cardazzo had a unique ability to select artists who went on to become some of the greatest artists of the 20th century, from Jackson Pollock to Giorgio Morandi.   

Cardazzo founded Galleria del Cavallino in Venice in 1942, followed by the opening of Galleria del Naviglio in Milan in 1946. It was at Cardazzo's galleries that Peggy Guggenheim bought many of the works that are on display at Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice today. 

Wishing to democratize art, Carlo Cardazzo launched a series of art prints on silk and cotton foulards. The collection of Cardazzo's foulards, with editions from 200 to 400, includes works by post-war icons, from Lucio Fontana to Sonia Delaunay. 
Carlo Cardazzo in Galleria del Naviglio in the 1960's. 
5 Inspiring Interiors
The Academicians' Room, London
Interior design: Martin Brudnizki Design Studio
Photography: James McDonald

Jorge Pardo's Yucatan House
Photography: Martyn Thompson

Jacques Grange's Portuguese Retreat
Photography: Nicolas Matheus

Alex Eagle's London Flat
Photography: Amber May

Victorian Townhouse
Interior design: Scott Maddux
Photography: Ricardo Labougle


Helle Thygesen x Milsted Andersen vol. 2

I'm happy to share these images from my latest collab with the lovely people at Milsted Andersen, specialists in original Danish furniture from the 1920's to the 1970's.
Photography: Christian Hoyer

Helle Thygesen x Milsted Andersen

In the first week of December, I joined forces with Copenhagen based gallery Milsted Andersen for a photo shoot. I was thrilled to be asked to pick my favourites from their unique collection of original furniture by Danish architects from the 1920s to the 1970s. It was an immense treat to combine these iconic designs by Kaare Klint, Mogens Lassen, Poul Kjaerholm, Hans J. Wegner and Mogens Koch with selected ceramics and decorative objects from my own collection. 
The images were taken at the private apartment of Milsted Andersen. We turned to my favourite team, Nathalie Schwer for styling and Christian Hoyer for photography.
Styling: Nathalie Schwer
Photography: Christian Hoyer

Massimo Campigli

Massimo Campigli (1895 - 1971) began painting after World War I in Paris, inspired by the neoclassical style of Picasso and Fernand Leger. A visit to Villa Giulia in Rome in 1928 marked a turning point; he became passionately interested in Etruscan art and his artistic expression evolved from figurative portraits to archaic female figures, pure, almost geometric forms and fresco-like earthy shades. 

In the 1930's, having gained international renown, he was commissioned to create several important murals, amongst others in Palazzo Liviano, a new addition to the University of Padova designed by Gio Ponti.

Campigli's work was exhibited in Paris, Milan and New York. After the war, Campigli divided his time between Milan, Rome, Paris and St. Tropez. 

From the retrospective exhibition at Fondazione Magnani Rocca in 2014:

Some of my favourite works by Massimo Campigli: 

Donne al sole, 1931. Oil on canvas

Famiglia, 1929. Oil on canvas

Saffo, 1948. Oil on canvas

 Le Mogli dei Marinai, 1934. Oil on canvas


Guidette Carbonell 

As many other 20th century female artists, Guidette Carbonell (1910-2008) was well into old age before she was honoured with a much deserved retrospective at Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris in 2007. Carbonell’s work is considered to be among the most original and important creations in 20th century French ceramics. 

Carbonell trained with Llorens Artigas, who was also the instigator of Raoul Dufy’s ceramic creations. With her bright enamel decorations on faience, she quickly stood out from her peers’ more subdued style. 

From the 1960's, Guidette Carbonell went on to create monumental ceramic sculptures and tapestries centered around nature, that remained the main inspiration throughout her career. 

Photos: Galerie Mercier et Associés



Raoul Dufy 

Raoul Dufy (1877 - 1953) is primarily known for his decorative sceneries from Paris and the Cote d'Azur, but I have a particular fancy for his ceramic works.

Dufy had a passion for decorative arts, and produced exquisite tapestries, textile designs and scenographic works. He had a delightful, free approach to mixing fine arts and applied arts, typical of the beginning of the twentieth century. The ceramics below are the result of Dufy's  meeting with ceramicist Llorens Artigas in 1922. 


The Very Simple and the Very Sophisticated

The French interior designer Jacques Grange has a unique ability to create spaces that balance perfectly between luxury and simplicity. Classically schooled at the École Boulle
and École Camando, Grange has created homes rich with fine art, antiques, design
and textiles for collectors from New York to Marrakech. 

I love the effortlessly eclectic elegance that characterizes a Jacques Grange project.
A few of my personal favourites: 


From Terry and Jean de Gunzburg's farmhouse in Provence
Photo: Guillaume Guérin

From Monsieur Grange's Mas Mireio in Provence
Photo: Yves Duronsoy

Pierre Bergé's dacha in Normandy
Photo: Pascal Chevallier

A guesthouse placed in a Romany caravan on the grounds of the dacha
Photo: Pascal Chevallier

Francis Ford Coppola's hotel Palazzo Margherita
Photo: Jérôme Galland


 From Jacques Grange's home in the Palais Royal area in Paris


Must-Read: Collecting Art for Love, Not Money

Gully Wells of T Magazine has written an excellent article about the true connoisseurs - the people whose collections are based on passion, a hunger for knowledge and an infallible eye for quality. An inspiring read. 

Read the article here


Photo by Simon Watson


Truman Capote's Hamptons home

One of my all-time favourite interiors - the house that Truman Capote commissioned for himself in Sagaponack in the early 60's. An avid collector and aesthete, he never used a decorator: “For me, it’s a bore to use a decorator. I know exactly what I want. I just don’t care to have someone come in and tell me what I need to live with. I know.”

The interior is characterized by an unpretentious elegance. Truman Capote intended the house to look "unfinished", and clearly enjoyed being surrounded by his possessions, that he would take with him when he traveled to his other homes in Switzerland and California: "I like to collect things, Victorian things, and mix everything together. I enjoy looking for and at all of them. I’m not sure I need them. I’ve got too much, and I haven’t edited myself lately!"

When Sachs Lindores created the much photographed and incredibly beautiful Manhattan loft for photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Capote's house was a big inspiration: 

All photos from Architectural Digest

Artistic textiles

I have selected a few exquisite textiles for a small collection of pillows.
More info to come in September. 


Old-world magic. Studio Peregalli

Milan-based Studio Peregalli creates breathtaking spaces that look and feel as if they have been around for centuries. With an extraordinary attention to detail, perfect eye and historical expertise, Laura Sartori Rimini and Roberto Peregalli masterfully capture the whimsical, layered elegance of the past, uncompromisingly sourcing craftsmen and materials all around the world.  

Get their book Invention of the Past: Interior Design and Architecture by Studio Peregalli here - images shown are taken from the book

Also, read the fascinating portrait T Magazine did on Ms. Rimini and Mr. Peregalli here



Marianne Thygesen, Artist. Frederiksberg, Copenhagen

On the walls: islamic ceramics, modernist paintings, Spanish tiles and heirlooms 

Photos by Christian Hoyer 


Nathalie Schwer, Stylist. Islands Brygge, Copenhagen

On the walls: contemporary photography, ceramics, modernist prints, exhibition posters
- and fabulous wallpaper from Farrow & Ball

Photos by Christian Hoyer