Décor | Colour Inspiration: Decorating with Dior Grey
Tuesday 1st March, 2016
by Louise Keane
If you walk along the Avenue Montaigne in Paris you will come across the elegant grey and white facade of the Christian Dior boutique just steps from the townhouse where the House of Dior was born in 1946. Painted in shades of signature ‘Dior Grey’ with white trim, it is utterly timeless. Drawing inspiration from this most sophisticated of colours, my foray this week into the world of interior design offers a selection of rooms which provide a masterclass in using ‘Dior Grey’.
It is a colour which is at home as much in a serene boudoir as in an elegant drawing room or a chic bathroom. Mix it with lots of white, add touches of pink or gold and see it shimmer.
One of Christian Dior’s oft-repeated and pithy quotes is that “The tones of grey, pale turquoise and pink will prevail.” And how could we disagree? ☆ —Louise
Top Image: via John Stefanidis
Louise Keane Interiors Editor, Edinburgh
Louise Keane grew up beside the sea in Dublin, inspiring a life-long love of the coast. She studied French and History of Art & Architecture in Trinity College in Dublin before moving to London to work first in publishing and then in Marketing & PR. After a move to Edinburgh, she decided to heed a creative urge which had been tugging at her sleeve for a number of years, and she retrained as an interior designer. While studying interior design, Louise discovered a love of pen and ink with watercolour illustration, which she now does alongside her interior design work. Louise runs her interior design company, Amalfi White Living, which offers her clients a fresh, elegant style, mixing vintage and modern pieces for a luxurious yet relaxed look. She dreams of renovating a white house by the sea.