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Downtown Chic, Designing Your Dream Home, From Wreck to Ravishing

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Downtown Chic: Designing Your Dream Home: From Wreck to Ravishing

by Robert Novogratz, Cortney Novogratz, Elizabeth Novogratz

Cortney and Robert Novogratz are a fabulous husband and wife design team that have been renovating their own homes for the past 15 years! Their style is a mix of boho chic with thrift store finds and antiques. This book offers tips, ideas, quotes and huge photographs of their work. This book motivates me to get my wishlist together and just start working on small projects one at a time, taking each step as it presents itself!

Not really a how to book, adding in their 7 kids this is more a story about their lives through their interior design process. A gorgeous coffee table book to inspire!

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Modern white kitchen with a few eclectic touches of color.

union jack interior design

Can’t go wrong with a popular union jack decorating element.

white eclectic living room

A white basis in the walls, floor and ceiling combing with pops of bright primary colors and arcade games for a retro vibe.

orange bedroom

Chic, warm orange bedroom. Love this big picture of their twins!

modern living room red and white

Cork board and blackboard decorating element that also helps you get organised!

Downtown-Chic-Salon

Vintage salon with light powder blue walls and antique pictures and furnishings.

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Check out that mirror!

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Comic books used as art to line your walls with!

(All images Sixx Design)

Gérard Tremolet’s Home

The colorful, exquisite, boho Normandy chateau of Gérard Tremolet.

In the salon, the bergère is Louis XV, and the armchair is Régence. Ornate green and gold walls contrast nicely with the rich reds in the curtains and seating.

red and green living room

The daybed is Louis XV, the sconce is 18th century, and the rug is Iranian

bohemian vintage

The eclectic dining area with original farmhouse table. Loving the collection of baskets.

eclectic dining room

Chinese vessels and a 19th-century bust of Bacchus line the mantel in the dining area.

fireplace

In the hallway there are antique cadelabras and Régence armchairs, red and gold damask wallpaper, turquoise and gold Venetian console and 18th century Venetian mirror.

hallway

A colorful, yellow and blue eccentric games room covered in antique furnishings.

blue and yellow interior

Bohemian red and purple guestroom dressed in Indian cashmere.

Bohemian red and purple guestroom dressed in Indian cashmere.

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Another guest bedroom, this one’s main theme is yellow and pink toile.

yellow and pink bedroom

The château was constructed in the 11th century with Caen stone, and renovated in 1721.

exterior

Produced by Anita Sarsidi; Photography by Simon Upton for Elle Decor.

Madeleine Pyk’s Studio

The amazing space and light filled studio of Madeleine Pyk in Österlen.
Madeleine Pyk's studio home dining room

Madeleine Pyk's studio home cabinet

Madeleine Pyk's studio home studio

Madeleine Pyk's studio home bedroom

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paintings

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A Real Hobbit Home

An anonymous millionaire builds his dream hobbit house constructed in “Middle Pennsylvania”.

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Spanish Conquest Home

The Spanish Conquest home in Madrid of antiques dealer and interior designer Lorenzo Castillo featured in Elle Decor.

In the sitting room, a steel-and-ostrich-egg mirror hangs above a sofa upholstered in a 1960s David Hicks fabric; the Jacob Frères armchair is covered in a Rubelli velvet, and the cocktail table is from the ’70s. The artworks include paintings by Xavier Vilató, bottom left, and José María Yturralde, center, and a Josep Maria Subirachs engraving and Miguel Macaya painting, right.

living room

daybed

The drawing room.

drawing room

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An 18th-century rug covers a table in the entrance hall; the bench is in the Régence style, the desk is by Marc du Plantier, and 18th-century engravings fill the walls.

dining

The lux red guest bedroom

…the guest bedroom, a headboard upholstered in a Valentino velvet, a Louis XV–style bench, and 17th- and 18th-century Spanish mirrors; the paintings are by ­Yturralde,…

glam red bedroom

The Spanish styled master bedroom:

The master bedroom includes a tapestry by Rubens, a 17th-century octagonal mirror, and a 19th-century neo-Gothic dressing table.

yellow master bedroom

A 1950s Italian sink in the master bath; the large mirror is by Devon & Devon, and the walls are painted in Farrow & Ball’s Babouche.

bathroom

A Louis XVI marble-top table and 1970s Italian chairs in the kitchen; the lacquer cabinetry is custom made, and the walls are painted in Farrow & Ball’s Lulworth Blue.

itchen

kitchen

staircase

In the courtyard, 1960s Jansen daybeds are upholstered in a Madeleine Castaing fabric, the cast of a Michelangelo sculpture is from a Paris flea market, and the Gothic Revival doors are 19th-century Spanish.

courtyard

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