Pop Quiz - Robert Couturier

Ah, yes, the esteemed Aesthete did not guess, but rather knew that this was the home of Robert Couturier as it appeared in House Beautiful, February 1998. (I am publishing the answer a bit early as it seems unfair to leave you hanging.) Here is the first page from the story. The lights over the dining table, one of which you can see here, are actually 1940's Christmas decorations from Macy's. The lattice on the red walls and the pattern on the dining room ceiling were both achieved with paint.

Here is one of Couturier's projects that was recently featured in the September issue of British House and Garden.

Naturally, I'm loving all this goldy yellow with white trim, dark floors, sure throw in a little gilt and a touch of black.

Delicious, all of it.

Do be sure to check Couturier's site and this terrific profile in New York Social Diary which will push you straight over the edge to design crush. If you aren't already there.

Image, top, House Beautiful, February, 1998; photography by Fernando Bengoechea. Remaining images via Couturier's site by Simon Brown.