Monday’s Masterpiece – Parisienne chic

Morning morning darls, how are we today…?  Hope the weekend treated everyone well!  We’re back from Vietnam and thrown back into the thick of things here in Singers, but I’ve taken a longer time than normal over my Monday morning coffee + design oogling sesh as today I have a corker for you.

sarah lavoine1French interior designer Sarah Lavoine, has the kind of style that normally doesn’t ring my bell but for some reason this morning these images pretty much leapt out of my computer screen and grabbed me by the eyeballs.

The perfect mix of understated minimalist chic, interesting quirky lighting and accessories, and dark moody monochrome colours, these spaces are simply fabulous.

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Phewee it is a looong post today folks, I just kept finding more and more images to drool over.

In love with these lanterns.  In love!

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The best contemporary pendants of all time?  Why I do think so yes:

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The details and vignettes are so well curated – pretty much a masterclass right here…

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Sarah also has a bit of a knack for scrummy kitchens – this Moroccan pendant / copper (?) splash back and countertop action has me all in a tizzy:

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As does this more rustic look – love!

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Her bedrooms are simple and elegant affairs, with dark soothing palettes and luxurious long drapes:

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And the bathrooms?!  Oh my gawd they’re good:

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Not such a massive fan of this tub design but am loving the built in shelving and accessories:

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I’ve literally never seen a more glam dressing table:

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And lastly (see, told you it was a killer) a villa in Marrakech which is pretty much the cat’s pyjamas.  Do you see all this carved wood??!

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And the outdoors spaces are just divine:

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Swoony swoony swoon swoon.

Here are my picks from Sarah’s delectable collection, I’m loving the mix of quirky organic shapes and unusual materials:

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Thoughts…?  Have you managed to make it to the end of the post??!


  1. Lilli says:

    Hi Elly! Hope you had a great time in Vietnam! Today inspiration is just dreamy! Love all the decors you shared, in particular the outdoor spaces, so fab! Happy Monday, kisses! xo

  2. As a self-professed Francophile I can honestly say that every single image here has me swooning. I need Sarah to come decorate my first apartment {once I get one, that is}. Her eye is perfect! 🙂

  3. Loving the elegance of these rooms Elly! Perfect inspiration for creating something minimalist but interesting. Thanks for sharing xx p.s can’t wait to see more pictures from Vietnam

  4. Olivia says:

    I really like these ideas! For a long time, I wanted my lovely penthouse in the middle of New York City (hahah I’m a dreamer) to look like this! Although, now, I would settle for a nice house with horses or something.
    Hugs & Kisses,

  5. I did, I did and I think I found the answer why I like the minimalist in her designs: because it is not the usual contemporary minimalist, the white wall with just one black or grey painting on it and because those dark palettes and long curtains. Now you made me think about my Paris apartment (from my dreams, of course)!

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