A London Townhouse Revitalized

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In the front drawing room, a cocktail table by T. H. Robsjohn­-Gibbings is grouped with a sofa by George Smith upholstered in a Claremont fabric, a pair of Claude Lalanne chairs, a Utrecht armchair by , and a rug by the . The artworks include a Gary Hume painting over the mantel, a rabbit sculpture by Benedetta Mori Ubaldini, and a Tracey Emin neon piece, Trust Me, above a painting of the Deauville racecourse by Emilio Grau Sala that belonged to d’Ornano’s parents.
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Christine d’Ornano, who oversees the British operations of her family’s cosmetics firm, , at her house in London; the Joe Colombo chair was found at a flea market in Paris, and the painting is by Marc Quinn.
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D’Ornano’s daughter Inès in the back drawing room, which has walls upholstered in pink linen; the sofa is by , and by flank a photograph of Beirut by Elger Esser.
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A London Townhouse Revitalized
The desk in the front drawing room originally belonged to d’Ornano’s grandfather, and her mother stitched the tapestry seat for the André Dubreuil stool; the bronze sculpture is by the Polish artist Bronislaw Krzysztof, and the walls are lacquered gray.
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The kitchen dining area features vintage lamps from the Rover car factory.
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In the dining room/library, custom-made chairs upholstered in yellow leather surround a table designed by d’Ornano and her husband, Marzouk Al-Bader; the 1950s Italian floor lamp was found at Alfies Antique Market in London.
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The kitchen table is set with by .
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The chalkboard in the kitchen is part of an artwork by Tim Braden, and the barstools came from a flea market in Paris; the cabinetry and sink fittings are by .
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The walls of the master bedroom are covered in an linen, which is also used for the headboard and bed skirt, and the bedding is by ; the bench is by , the side tables were salvaged by d’Ornano and painted white, and the lamps are by Philippe Starck for .
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In the master bath, the shower enclosure was custom made, and the baskets are finds from Paris and London.
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D’Ornano in a space that serves as a bath/office/dressing room, which contains a Regency sofa.
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This article was featured in the April 2010 issue.

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