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.


  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!

  2. i adore all the beautiful grey.

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


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


  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!!

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

  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:)


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

  9. so loving the gray!
    thanks so much for stopping by my blog;-)
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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