Contemporary luxury: eight keys to learn how to decorate your home like famous people

1. Furniture with soul

The choice of furniture is decisive for the final set and the atmosphere. It is always better to use little furniture, but with a specific weight, and mix straight sofas with curved armchairs (or vice versa), wooden and metal tables with others made of natural stone, and pieces from different periods.

Living room with oak ceiling. The wine cellars are from Gaggenau; the armchairs are upholstered in cotton from Nobilis and the table, in bronze and glass, is a Fabré-Fauquié design. Below, paper Josephine de Nobilis.

2. Natural presence "

Give freshness to the interiors with natural elements: flowers, centers, plants, shells (if you are on the beach) or logs (in the mountains). Combine vases of different shapes and textures.

3. Open spaces "

It is important to incorporate the dressing room to the bathroom or the kitchen to the dining room, uniting exterior and interior to achieve more visual amplitude. This walk-in closet is finished in smoked gray glass, leather and copper, and the sinks are made of brass. The ceiling lamp is made of alabaster.

The marriage of the interior designers Blanca Fabré and Alejandro Fauquié form one of the most prestigious tandems in our country.

4. Organic forms "

Classical architecture is usually governed by straight lines that structure the spaces. An elegant and effective formula to give movement and play with the distribution is to create sinuous curves. In this dining room, they have achieved it through the columns. The lamp is by Rick Tegelaar; the chairs, by Jean Royère, are upholstered in wool; and the table is a Fabré-Fauquié design.

5. Selected works "

In a classic home, opt for contrasting abstract pieces. Paintings and sculptures are a must and in this interior they have opted for both. The suede sofa and the sculptural ceiling lamp are by Hervé van der Straeten.

6. Majestic libraries “

To create elegant and cultured spaces, it is essential to use books as a decorative element, both organized in work libraries and on a side table. Small sculptures, candles or boxes can also be placed in bookstores.

7. Warmth above all “

Do not confuse modernity and coldness: luxury must be comfortable. The sofa is by Fabré-Fauquié, upholstered in wool by Pierre Frey, and the walnut table is by T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings.

8. Color, in brush strokes "

To endow a space with sophistication and personality, it is essential to play with color. It is better to use a neutral palette, distributing touches of color in strategic points, which add liveliness to the space.

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