Thank You Elle Decor – My Favorite Space

Yesterday Elle Decor featured 30 design insiders’ picks for their favorite ELLE Decor Rooms of 2011. I was thrilled to be included. It was almost impossible to pick just one room from the many fabulous features throughout the year but I finally decided on the living room of this beautiful Paris pied- à-terre designed by Jean-Louis Deniot

I love how the thoughtful renovation of this modern loft-like space retains the beautiful 18th century grandeur of the original building. Don’t these sensuous Ochre sofas look fabulous against the geometric lines of the wall detailing? The gorgeous 18th century fireplace was a Deniot addition to “give the impression that everything has always been there.”

Photographer: Miguel Flores-Vianna

The stylish pairing of the elegant Gilbert Poillerat cabinet with the André Arbus lamps and Yehudit Sasportas drawing is fresh yet exudes a timeless sophistication. And it is this informed mix of old and new, of unforced elegance and laid back chic that drew me to this room. It is as ELLE Decor described it “soigné yet utterly livable.”

Do stop by and see what rooms all the others picked – there are some beauties!!

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24 Responses to Thank You Elle Decor – My Favorite Space

  1. Carla Aston says:

    Oh, so glad you picked this one! I too love that seating at the fireplace, such perfectly tailored sofas. It’s just sooo sophisticated and stylish.

  2. Congratulations Stacey! How lovely to have been asked. And your choice is just gorgeous and yet very, very livable. Am off to see the other rooms…

  3. Congrats. Your choice is a beautiful one, so elegant and refined, the best of old and new. Merry Christmas.

  4. pve says:

    But of course that room has a fabulous air of educated restraint. From the dual seating arrangements, the subdued tones, the lighting and the elegant yet not stuffy atmosphere it all creates a gorgeous ambiance.
    I just want to curl up by that fire with my family and friends. Back to study the lighting and the artwork.

  5. You rock Stacey! Congrats on being noticed ( once again!)
    And I love your room choice!

  6. A great pick! The glossy elegant Gilbert Poillerat cabinet also cheers-on the wall detailing. A really smart and beautiful space!!

  7. Congratulations-what a great honor! I have the last image in my “favorite look book”–its just perfect!

  8. Congratulations on being chosen, Stacey! I certainly love your choice. One of my favorites too.
    Have great day.

  9. pretty pink tulips says:

    Congratulations! You are a true insider, Stacey!!! Love that room – elegant, sophisticated but totally inviting!

    xoxo Elizabeth

  10. Congratulations on the Elle honor Stacey and you made a great choice. I’m off to see what others picked!

  11. I’m so glad that they piked you! And I love your pick. So warm, rich and understated. I’m wondering when I can move in, what a perfect Paris pied a terre!


  12. I do love his work, Diane Dorrans Saeks was onto him long before elle decor published his work. The power of the blog world-and they are smart to include you SHB. pgt

  13. Your pick is my favorite! Great choice, Stacey!

  14. Stitchfork says:

    Congrats Stacey! What I love about the room you picked is I could see someone kicked back and really enjoying the space.
    Merry! Merry!
    xo Cathy

  15. That’s very exciting and I’m not surprised at all about Elle Decor asking you to pick a room. Congratulations! The room you chose is just gorgeous, warm and modern at the same time, stylish and comfortable. Have a wonderful Christmas!

  16. Congrats Q.!
    Love your pick…my eye was instantly soothed. Timeless yet modern and liveable…easier said than done!


  17. Absolutely chic and elegant! So agree with you and Elle Decor.

  18. Stacey,
    Elle insider eh? I’m thrilled! Such a great pick (albeit agonizing one I’m sure) I love this room, it’s what design fantasies are made of: livable, but oh so chic! Congrats!!!

  19. Stacey says:

    Congrats and great choice! The space is quite timeless and elegant. xx

  20. Sarah Baynes says:

    Stacey, Congratulations!

  21. Dionne says:

    Wow Stacey!
    Congrarulations, fabulous choice, just perfect!

  22. designchic says:

    It’s a fabulous space, Stacey and how exciting. Love the statement art, gorgeous architecture and black doors…all so beautiful!!

  23. Im not sure I could ever choose? Love em all!
    Lovely – so inspired

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