URBAN GLAMOUR #46

Designer Caroline Legrand’s home takes the cream of Seventies design and remixes it into something deliciously decadent that’s just right for now.

Get the look The Seventies Mastercraft Greek Key brass chair is from Talisman. The painting is by Philippe Pastor.

THE PROPERTY

An apartment in west London. There is an entrance hall, living room, dining room, kitchen, study, family room/guest bedroom (with shower room), a master suite, two further bedrooms and two bathrooms.

LIVING ROOM

Originally from Belgium, Caroline previously worked in fashion, including being part of the design team for Anya Hindmarch, before moving into interiors five years ago. Her private client list already includes Melissa Odabash and New York facialist to the stars Georgia Louise. After Caroline fitted out Georgia’s coveted Manhattan Atelier, Jennifer Aniston declared its powder room to be ‘the sexiest on earth’.

Caroline’s gallery-like hall announces her love of vintage opulence, but step into the living room and things get serious. Cloud-soft, white-on-gold Milo Baughman armchairs, cascading tiers of a Lucite chandelier and the hazy sensuality of a Marilyn Minter photograph make for a heady mix.

Get the look The chairs are Milo Baughman, reupholstered in Robert Allen fabric. The sofa and the chandelier are from Talisman. The dark artwork is by Angel Otero; the one on the right is by Marilyn Minter. The marble coffee table is from Nihil Novi in Miami. The rug is by Stark Carpet. The floral arrangements are by Absolute Flowers & Home.

Caroline freely admits to an ongoing fascination with the sensual designs of the Seventies. As a child of the era – a time of glamour and daring creativity – she finds herself being drawn back to its styles, while also adding her own stamp.

DINING AREA

Next door, Hollywood glamour is alive, well and ready to dine out on its past, with Lucite chairs and a brass rams’ heads table laid with gilt-laced foliage. This is where Caroline entertains friends or, equally, hangs out with her teenage sons.

Get the look The vintage table is from Talisman, with vintage Charles Hollis Jones Lucite-framed dining chairs. Artworks are by Anish Kapoor and Lucien Smith (centre). The ceiling light is by Bec Brittain. The floral display and containers are as above. The Sixties table lamps are by Roger Rougier.

KITCHEN

The sleek lines of Caroline’s kitchen cabinets are broken up by a Murano glass chandelier and the swirls of the marble flooring and worktops.

Get the look The kitchen is by Boffi. The chandelier is from Caira Mandaglio. The black and white jar is by Jonathan Adler.

A photograph by Laurie Simmons presides over the kitchen’s dining area. The walls are actually a pale pink to tie in with the artwork.

Get the look The artwork is Love Doll/Day 11, bought from Frieze. The Tulip table and stools by Eero Saarinen for Knoll are available at The Conran Shop.

FAMILY ROOM

Marshmallow-like pouffes contrast with the sharper geometric backdrop in this room, which the family uses for watching movies or reading.

Get the look The wallpaper is by Kelly Wearstler. The vintage console and pouffes are from Nihil Novi. The sunburst wall sculptures are by Curtis Jeré.

MASTER ENSUITE

Caroline loves marble because it combines practicality with luxury

Get the look The statuettes are from Paris’ Marché aux Puces. The portrait is by Fergus Greer. The stool is by Jonathan Adler. Burlanes does a similar vanity.

MASTER BEDROOM

Layers of deep textures are balanced out with visually strong outlines.

Get the look The vintage Brutalist lamp is by Paul Evans from Talisman. The neon light artwork is by Tracey Emin. The Seventies bedside table is from Nihil Novi in Miami. The wallpaper is Concrete by Cole & Son. The headboard was made in Hong Kong.

See Caroline’s portfolio at carolinelegranddesign.com

See more 70s style here.

Photography/Anna Stathaki

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