Apr 20, 2016
A mix of old and new gives this Parisian-inspired apartment its laissez-faire feel
Meet the homeownerSource: Janis Nicolay Credits: Style at Home
India, pictured here in her living room, is set to open her cosmetics shop, India Rose Cosmeticary, this spring.
Parisian-inspired dining roomSource: Janis Nicolay Credits: Style at Home
“The dining room in particular was inspired by Parisian interiors,” says homeowner India Daykin. “I love combining old pieces like the vintage settee, pendant light and dresser with the modern table and artwork.” The honey hues of the original white oak floors are a warm counterpoint to the pale blue walls.
When in doubt, keep it simpleSource: Janis Nicolay Credits: Style at Home
India exercised her design rules in the living room. “I used contrasting styles to make the space lively,” she says. “I also didn’t overdo it with the furnishings – when in doubt, keep it simple.” The apartment building where India lives is named Queen Elizabeth, and the artwork, which once belonged to India’s mom, is a play on that.