Michel and Sally Perrin’s homes in Paris and LA


The superbly glamorous homes of Michel and Sally Perrin have graced the pages of Harper’s Bazaar in recent issues and are so stylish, I thought they were worthy of a blog post here. Michel Perrin, the French born CEO of the leather company Perrin Paris, comes from a long line of artisans. His great grandfather founded the family business making leather gloves in 1893. He is married to Sally and they have two daughters, Chloe and Emma.


Sally Perrin worked with interior designer Chahan Minassian, wanting something that was “modern but also harked back to an earlier European period of gilt and mirrors”. I think they did a great job.

Last year, the family moved to Los Angeles. Their new single-story Beverly Hills home, designed in 1950 by Victor Gruen, father of the American shopping mall, is a shrine to midcentury modern, the West Coast style du jour. “It’s quintessential L.A., lots of glass and light,” says Sally, 43. “If you sit in one room, you can see through the entire house…. I can spy on the girls.”

Read more: A Fashionable Life – Michel & Sally Perrin – Harper’s BAZAAR

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Four Seasons Hotel Seychelles by Hirsch Bedner Associates


Designed by Hirsch Bedner Associates as the ultimate Indian Ocean escape, the interiors of the Four Seasons Seychelles are influenced by the rustic style of local homes and the French Creole culture of the surrounding islands. Hand-planed wooden floors and white-washed timber walls are complimented by French antiques, modern classics and found objects. With summer well under way, my thoughts have turned to exotic holiday destinations and fabulous hotels. Having recently had a baby, it might be a while before I have a relaxing holiday again, but I can dream of escaping to far flung lands to enjoy the peace and tranquility of an island retreat.

Rough Luxe Hotel, London


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The Rough Luxe Hotel in London was designed by interior designer Rabih Hage, who is also a qualified architect. Connected to The Mews art gallery, the hotel is an ingenious combination of rough and luxury or as the owners describe it ‘half rough, half luxury. A little bit of luxury in a rough part of London. A little bit of rough in a luxurious London.’

The look is a mix of old and new, furniture and art; combining colours and beautiful fabrics with existing distressed original walls while the concept is based on culture in its diverse values, ethical lifestyles and educated consumption. Definitely worth a visit.

Private house , Lake Hollywood


 

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In the gloom of the English winter, I thought we could all do with an injection of Hollywood glamour to lift our spirits. This amazing house overlooking Lake Hollywood uses glass and stone to create an elegant structure and harmonious interior.

What I love about this house, apart from its high octane glamour, is the fact that it successfully fuses the architecture with the surroundings and each room provides panoramic views of the lake.

Amazing atrium


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This atrium is the central feature in an amazing London home. The structure contains a stairwell which forms the centre of the home and is filled with light and plants. The light well is reminiscent of the classic design of Dutch canal houses, as found in Amsterdam, which often have a similar light well through the centre of the house. 

 

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This image shows the kitchen, where the atrium really comes into its own, creating a beautiful focal point and letting in lots of natural sunlight to balance the steel.

 

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In this image the stairwell is clearly seen and the open plan living space is centred around the light and foliage that the atrium provides.