Hands down the most fun I've ever had writing an article has been for the current issue of House Beautiful. It was a true triumvirate of friendship between designer (Nick Olsen), client (a family friend) and moi-meme.
Read the full interview here where you will discover that Leos (like the client) adore fiery red and that both the client and Nick have an almost unhealthy passion for chairs.
Post-script from Nick: My one regret is that I've only now realized that Monsieur Saint Laurent himself was another Leo enraptured by bold colors, expansive collections, and tribal/animal prints! It's so fitting that one of his fabrics [see the print on the settee above] would set our entire scheme in motion.
Post-script from the Owner: The sheets are Pratesi, not Frette.
A big thank you to Newell Turner, Shax Riegler and Vicky Lowry for keeping in all my favorite bits. Photo by Maura McEvoy for House Beautiful.