[Decor] Vibrant London townhouse


In the front drawing room, a cocktail table by T. H. Robsjohn­-Gibbings is grouped with a sofa by George Smith upholstered in a Claremont fabric, a pair of Claude Lalanne chairs, a Utrecht armchair by Gerrit Rietveld, and a rug by the Rug Company. The artworks include a Gary Hume painting over the mantel, a rabbit sculpture by Benedetta Mori Ubaldini, and a Tracey Emin neon piece, Trust Me, above a painting of the Deauville racecourse by Emilio Grau Sala that belonged to d’Ornano’s parents.

Christine d’Ornano, who oversees the British operations of her family’s cosmetics firm, Sisley, at her house in London; the Joe Colombo chair was found at a flea market in Paris, and the painting is by Marc Quinn.

D’Ornano’s daughter Inès in the back drawing room, which has walls upholstered in pink linen; the sofa is by George Smith, and lamps by Serge Mouille flank a photograph of Beirut by Elger Esser.

The desk in the front drawing room originally belonged to d’Ornano’s grandfather, and her mother stitched the tapestry seat for the André Dubreuil stool; the bronze sculpture is by the Polish artist Bronislaw Krzysztof, and the walls are lacquered gray.

The kitchen dining area features vintage lamps from the Rover car factory.

In the dining room/library, custom-made chairs upholstered in yellow leather surround a table designed by d’Ornano and her husband, Marzouk Al-Bader; the 1950s Italian floor lamp was found at Alfies Antique Market in London.

The kitchen table is set with plates by Sydney Albertini.

The chalkboard in the kitchen is part of an artwork by Tim Braden, and the barstools came from a flea market in Paris; the cabinetry and sink fittings are by Boffi.

The walls of the master bedroom are covered in an Osborne & Little linen, which is also used for the headboard and bed skirt, and the bedding is by D. Porthault; the bench is by Christian Liaigre, the side tables were salvaged by d’Ornano and painted white, and the lamps are by Philippe Starck for Flos.

In the master bath, the shower enclosure was custom made, and the baskets are finds from Paris and London.

D’Ornano in a space that serves as a bath/office/dressing room, which contains a Regency sofa.

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