Those that follow us will know that, at Kotur, are always on the look out for inspiring interiors – and a particularly brilliant shoot run recently in T Magazine got us thinking of a whole new idea. If homes are canvases, literally rooms full on inspiration to be taken away and mined for our designs, our wardrobes and our very own walls, then why not take a peek at the homes of women who really really knew how to live in them.
And so we launch our new blog series, Dames in their Drawing Rooms, kicking off with Lee Radziwill, a bastion of chic, sister of Jackie Onassis, and all round style icon in the real sense of the word. Lee Radziwill has had homes all over the world – from London to Paris, via New York. She’s been friends with Capote and Warhol, a doyenne of society in London and New York, she travelled with the Rolling Stones, had an affair with Peter Beard, known Nureyev and published a book of her happy memories – and she’s done it all looking immaculate. Today, as featured in T magazine, her Paris apartment speaks volumes about her style. Classic elements, splashes of colour, an understated, unstudied sort of chic all come together with an elegance that’s unmistakeable and subtle – just the sort of kind you’d want.
Go back a few years, and you’ll find those style signatures there, too. They’re in her infamous ‘Turkish Room,’ the Renzo Mongiardino designed drawing room of her 1960’s London home that was festooned in Indian block printed fabric, they’re in her New York city library, an ode to La Manach in ceiling to floor print, and they’re in her Avenue Montaigne overlooking Paris abode, too. Colour, print, nick nacks and treasures – all have their place in these pictures. Click through our gallery to see the drawing rooms of one amazing Dame.
Pictures: 1-4, Lee Radziwill’s Paris apartment shot by Francois Halard for T Magazine 2013. Pictures 5,6, Lee Radziwill’s New York apartment shot by Eric Bowman April 09 Elle Decor, Picture 7, Lee in her Turkish Room, London, Image: Happy Times, Cecil Beaton,