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The World Of Interiors: Fashion Houses

— by Alyson Walsh

Nicholas Ghesquiere’s Parisian flat.

The December issue of The World of Interiors magazine is fantastic. A
fabulous fashion special. From Armani (all black and chrome and 1980s) to Westwood (lots of eighteenth century references), we get to
peek inside the homes of some of the world’s biggest designers. I love
Dries van Noten’s kitchen cabinet, as you can imagine his Belgian home
is all rich textures and deep colours:

Dries Van Noten’s Neo-Gothic kitchen cabinet.

And you can tell Phoebe Philo’s husband runs an art gallery:

The Max Wigram effect.

But my favourite home, isn’t part of the high fashion extravaganza. Tucked away at the back of the magazine is the lovely Welsh cottage belonging to Jamie and Jessica Seaton, founders of lifestyle brand Toast. And who doesn’t want a Toast lifestyle? Beautiful backdrops, earthy colours, simple clothes in natural fabrics, and top-notch bedlinen. Lovely.

Toast blouse.
Nice trousers.

Sometimes, it’s not the glamour and glitz but the simple things in life that are most attractive. Though I’m pleased to see that the Seaton’s minimal-rustic style is offset with a couple of velvet sofas and a smattering of animal print. I give you Casual Glamour for the home! Less is more, people. Less is more. Hubert de Givenchy can keep his French castle and Nicholas Ghesquiere can have his 17th century Parisian apartment avec seventies nightclub-inspired furnishings. Though I do quite like Azzedine Alaia’s St Bernard.

How would you describe your lifestyle?

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Nicholas Ghesquiere’s Parisian flat. The December issue of The World of Interiors magazine is fantastic.