Photo Gallery: Colette van den Thillart’s London Home
See her unique style.
Simple window boxes and topiaries enhance Colette’s traditional London home.
Though she wouldn’t have chosen black granite for the countertops, Colette admits the kitchen is highly functional.
A blue lacquered wall and ceiling fresco are just two of the rich details that gives this room personality. The striped tablecloth and green velvet chair adds contrast. Gold shell-shaped lights shine on book spines for easy searching.
In Colette’s living room, the walls are striated with charcoal grey and lacquered a dramatic peacock blue to create a glamorous look. Rich green accents enhance the saturated look, while touches of warm white and brushed gold add a fresh and luxe touch to the space.
On the opposite side, a custom-made amoeba-shaped table with a dragged gesso finish complements the sofa and chairs, and accommodates the seating arrangement. “I’m a devotee to organic shapes. They can be more forgiving in space planning,” Colette says.
Upstairs, Colette’s bedroom serves as her own lab. All fabric is by NH Design, used here before debuting in the collection. “Nobody has these yet. I couldn’t wait to see them in 3-D,” she says.
An armoire functions as a privacy screen between the principal bedroom and its ensuite bath. The tub’s unique standing faucet lends a dramatic edge to the space.
Colette’s daughters, Ava, 9, and Hannah, 11, love to curl up in their pretty bedroom. Each bed is framed by a chintz canopy for a soft and romantic look.
The hallway is a study in neutrals with wall-to-wall seagrass and patterned wallpaper. Colette accessorized the foyer with gilded antlers, a unique art piece with a plaster frame and warm white furnishings, including an 18th-century Russian side chair. The console works to conceal a radiator underneath.
The family room, in the home’s conservatory, can be an extension of the house or the garden, depending on the weather.
With cream paint, ticking upholstery and a pretty green table, this family room exudes serenity.