ST GERMAIN DES PRES, PARIS

To me, St Germain des Pres is one of the most unique and interesting arrondissements to live in Paris; I’ve been based here since 2020 and have got to know it well – the parks, La Seine with it’s houseboats and views of Notre Dame, the bridges, museums, exhibitions, galleries, cafes, the quaint streets filled […] Read more…

SOUTH OF FRANCE

My first visits to the South of France were on summer weekend trips to St Tropez, then to Monaco by yacht, then to Cannes when appearing at the annual film festival during my Bond girl years. I now know the area well, having spent weeks and months there at a time – from St Paul […] Read more…

MALIBU

MALIBU is a short drive up the Californian coast on PCH and has long time been a weekend escape from the city for the Hollywood elite. Over the past 15 years, or so, the area had developed from a laid back community to one where the pivotal points are made up of Malibu Farm, Nobu […] Read more…

NICKY SUMMER: RECOMMENDED SUPPLIERS

For the past twenty five years, Nicky has been creating beautiful homes on behalf of celebrity and UHNW clients around the world including California, London and the South of France. Past projects involve interior design, styling and total refurbishments of villas, a yacht, penthouse apartments and mansions located in the most desirable residential areas. An […] Read more…

TANIA JOHNSON DESIGN: AN INCREDIBLE JOURNEY

Eyes are particularly attracted to the colour blue – perhaps because it reminds us of cool, calm days beside the ocean – and Tania Johnson’s exquisite hand knotted rugs, which are inspired by her own photography, encompass the serenity of both. Tania, designer and founder of Tania Johnson Design – a company which specialises in […] Read more…

ALAN WALSH: EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY

BY NICKY SUMMER Alan Walsh is a British artist and gallery owner based in Monaco who specialises in Riviera and motorsport themed art; through bringing his works to life with bright, bold colours that express positivity and happiness, his works are clean and uncluttered – a reflection of how he believes the world should be. […] Read more…

DAVIDSON LONDON: BEAUTIFUL FURNISHINGS

DAVIDSON London designs and manufactures high quality British-made furniture for prestigious clients around the globe. Located in Chelsea Hardbour Design Centre, interior designers and global ‘names’ in the industry such as Katherine Pooley, Taylor Howes, Elicyon, Kelly Hoppen, Sophie Paterson and Laura Hammett make up approximately 60% of their work; the remaining 40% of their business […] Read more…

GET THE VIBE: HOW TO STYLE A SUPER-YACHT

Elegant furnishings are mandatory when designing the interior of a super-yacht, and styling with co-ordinating accessories is key to enhancing the ambience of a vessel built-to-order. First, art! All the marine themed pieces seen below are available from Trowbridge, which is where I sourced the mirror-framed coral and ocean life prints for the decor of […] Read more…

RALPH LAUREN PARIS: GET THE VIBE AT HOME

BY NICKY SUMMER One of our favourite places to dine in Paris is the terrace restaurant adjacent to the Ralph Lauren store on Boulevard St Germain. There is always an elegant but comfortable ambience; the traditional decor, music and styling resonates with Parisians and American visitors alike. As a residential, hotel and yacht designer, my […] Read more…

CLAYWORKS: FINISHES FOR HOTELS, SPAS & RESIDENCES

BY NICKY SUMMER The Clayworks website is one of the most exciting I’ve visited for a while – mainly because I’m interested in luxury hotels, contemporary finishes and – as a designer – I’m always impressed by those operating at the very top of their game. The client list of Clayworks is like a ‘who’s […] Read more…

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