At home with Emilie Fournet

At home with Emilie Fournet

Interior designer Emilie enjoys bringing together new and old within her projects. She tells us what inspires her interiors style and how she incorporates antiques in her designs.

How would you describe your interiors style? 

I actively choose not to have a signature studio style. The reason is that my designs draw upon the client’s lifestyle, personality and the property itself. For me, it’s definitely more about giving each space a considered and coherent scheme that will function on a daily basis for the individual.  

How do you use antiques in your projects?

Antique and vintage sourcing is a chance to bring in something completely unique for my clients that can bind the personality of the space. Whether it is lighting, a piece of furniture or art, an antique piece can elevate your design and always offer something unexpected, even to the designer.

What do you love most about sourcing antiques?

The quality and durability of antiques are already proven as they have already been around for many years, and often look better than ever. Newly bought mass-produced furniture has its place, but can’t really bring the same life or sense of continuity that comes with antique pieces. It’s also a really sustainable and more often than not a very economical way of furnishing and decorating. 

What does home mean to you?

I spend a lot of time at home and I love it. It’s the place where I can let my creativity run wild and where I feel the most comfortable. This is also what motivates me in my work; to create this feeling of ‘home’ for my clients where they can really feel they belong.

Photography by Kasia Fiszer

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