Revered French shoe designer Christian Louboutin enjoys downtime at his retreat near Awan Egypt which is filled with ethnic influences. From a Moroccan dining table inlaid with zelige (a form of tile work), to hand beaded furniture in bedrooms and Moroccan lanterns. We love this romantic bed draped with an embroidered -suzani from Uzbekistan – a wonderful example of a stylish ethnic décor.
It’s no wonder sisters, Patricia Herrera Lansing and Carolina Herrera Baez have impeccable style, their mother after-all is famed Venezuelan-American fashion designer, Carolina Herrera, known for her elegance and dressing first ladies from Jackie Onassis to Michelle Obama. We love Patricia’s nursery, a starry blue wonderland for her children, and Carolina’s study which is a perfect example of how blue can lift a room. The fashionable colour blue is also cleverly brought into the dining room with bold art and a beautiful dinner setting.
In Italy, the luxury accessory queen, Silvia Venturini Fendi relaxes in her laidback island style retreat. Like Louboutin’s getaway it features wonderful ethnic touches and gorgeous blue. From bright pink chaises from India to the Turkish fireplace decorated with Sicilian religious items. We also love the blue-and-white majolica tiles in the kitchen.Click here to return to April Ferrari Living Articles