The Russian Empress Catherine the Great commissioned The Chinese Village in the 18th century as a chinoiserie fantasy. Ten guest pavilions encircling the pagoda complete the village, which is meticulously maintained to its original appearance.
.As no historical documentation exists for the interiors, when Kirill Istomin was asked to decorate one of the cottages, the clients (who have worked with him on several projects) gave the designer carte blanche. The result is as magical as this special place deserves to be. The ultimate weekend cottage for any chinoiserie lover.
Images: Kirill Istomin. Photography: Fritz von der Schulenburg.
Winter might not be over but this beautiful Mustique Bamboo House redesigned by Veere Grenney surely will help me to daydream about warmer weather and exotic destinations.
Images: House & Garden. David Oliver photography
After a successful career as a hair stylist, in 2003 David Mallet decided to open his own salon de coiffure in a “hotel particulier” from the 17th century at 14 rue Notre Dame des Victoires in Paris.
This magnificent salon combines elegance and eclecticism in a wonderful mélange of creativity and stylish design, where one is welcomed by a unique atmosphere of luxury and privacy – a relaxing environment offering exceptional service – an address for the happy few.
For more information : http://www.david-mallett.com