In the ’90s, prolific Belgian designer Laetitia Low launched Marie’s Corner, specializing in stylish handmade seating for an exclusive clientele. Since then, her business has expanded into a full range of upholstered furniture and textiles, and she often collaborates on large-scale decorating projects with the world’s leading interior talents. But no matter how grand those jobs become, Marie’s Corner remains true to its roots as a purveyor of streamlined modern classics, all rendered from top-quality woods, durable leathers, and elegant fabrics.
Bring the rustic, romantic vibe of Provence home with Couleur Nature’s bedding and throws. Choose from 100% cotton sheets and shams in floral patterns and dusty hues, or opt for pick-stitched kanthas in bright colors and playful motifs. Complete the look with decorative mirrors and watercolors of the French countryside, all courtesy of Soicher Marin.
Anchor your room with streamline seating by Belgian designer Laetitia Low. This line, while designed in her home country, is new to the U.S. market (manufactured in North Carolina). Don’t miss the linen armchairs with ebony wood bases—not only will they never go out of style, but they’re also handmade and built to last. Complement them with a round ottoman, crafted to the same high standards.
“I like my home to have deep historic tones,” says Gilt Groupe founding CEO Alexis Maybank, who recently redecorated her apartment in a ‘20s-era Art Deco film style. Give your space the same cinematic mix with her personal picks, including Sarlo’s French-crystal-and-bead chandelier, SHINE by S.H.O.’s stately Manhattan sofa, and R&Y Augousti’s shagreen-accented metal bowl.
There was a time when the phrases "bachelor pad" and "man cave" had a slightly, er, <i>rough</i> connotation. But the male sex has evolved (if slowly), and so have the ways in which dudes live well — and appoint their abodes. Sure, you can (and should!) snap up this leather recliner and the home beer brewing kits. But don't forget refined items like elegant stemware, cashmere throws, and a luxurious cowhide rug. After all, a woman should feel at ease in a bachelor's pad, too.