Hello, Lori of automatism here today, filling in for Caitlin while she’s off happily honeymooning! Caitlin asked me to share with you my favourite room in my home — and as my home is a tiny one, I’d say it would be my main living area.
Since it’s a multipurpose sort of space, when it comes to decor I keep things fairly light and neutral, as anything more dramatic in the way of colour or accessories quickly makes it visually overwhelming. I find that my books (of which I’ve accumulated rather a lot) do in fact provide a lot of colour and interest to my space, and help keep things from getting too bland. In terms of inspiration, my influences are the elegant clean lines of midcentury modern furniture, loft spaces, modern French interiors, the beautiful simplicity of Scandinavian design and traditional artist ateliers, too. That’s me in my living room, photographed by my good friend Martin Lipman — and here are some of the looks that I found inspiring for my own home, too.
This beautiful French loft has a wonderfully serene atmosphere, but it’s a sociable space, too. photo link: here
These lovely eclectic midcentury modern dining chairs are as much sculpture as seating — and the lamp is wonderful, too. photo link: here
Frédéric Méchiche’s gorgeous Paris apartment, which is as much an artist’s atelier in approach as it is a living space. photo link: here
Another part of Frédéric Méchiche’s apartment, showing his fantastic personal library — books are an important part of an interior for me, too. photo link: here
A fantastic loft in Zurich, filled with fascinating angles and a bit of colour, too. photo link: here