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!!

24 thoughts on “Thank You Elle Decor – My Favorite Space

  1. 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.

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

    xoxo Elizabeth

  3. 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

  4. 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!

  5. 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!!!

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