Thursday, April 21, 2011

Stylemaker: A Look Back

Rewind to the year 2008, specifically the January/February issue of Elle Decor and you will find a spread on Monique Lhuillier's home.  I remember being enamored with the feature, as I felt fortunate to have my first fitting on my newly purchased Monique Lhuillier wedding gown during that time.  This fact, undoubtedly led to a fascination with how Lhuillier's fashion creations would seep into her choices when it came to her own interiors.  I don't know what I was expecting, maybe lots of whites and creams with airy fabrics that were unapologetically feminine, but I was surprised to find that her house reflected a completely unexpected aesthetic.


The story was called Rhapsody in Gray and her home was indeed awash in tonal grays in a way I hadn't remembered seeing before.  Fast forward to 2011 and it serves as the base color palette for my new home and this hue is certainly ubiquitous in the design world.  I wanted to take a return look at her house as it appeared in that Elle Decor issue and remember where my love affair with gray began:
















Images via Elle Decor
For the full story and slideshow click here.

11 comments:

  1. I never saw this feature (yes, I know I live under a rock)!! I also would have expected her house to be more white and flouncy! I adore the dark moody wood in her office - so unexpected!

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  2. i adore all the beautiful grey.

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  3. Truly my dream home !! All my favorites shades of gray done in such a beautiful way. She is amazing !!

    xxLily
    goldandgray.com

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  4. Oh my goodness. I remember this. Pretty sure it is what started my obsession with gray.xx

    Melanie
    www.theiconicblog.com

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  5. I would have to label this stunning home...perfection. Love all the soothing gray and cool tones...its so beautiful and dreamy. So well done..really into the grays lately. Just gorgeous!!

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  6. Beautiful, I have been very interested in home decor and interior design lately.

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  7. Amazing interiors! The two last images pretty much represent the bathroom and bedroom of my dreams. Clean simple lines, a lot of white...
    I love your blog and now following! Maybe you'll have time to visit my blog:)

    Kisses,
    Annabelle
    http://vivaluxury.blogspot.com

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  8. Ooooh...THAT is a great one! Timeless, too!

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  9. so loving the gray!
    thanks so much for stopping by my blog;-)
    do keep checking back, giveaways coming soon!

    Leticia
    galsintheknow.com

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  10. I loved this issues of Elle Decor. I may be a little obsessed with grey! Thanks for dropping by First House on the Right yesterday :) Nicolex

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