Soft tone-on-tone velvets, curved shapes and hand-forged bronze furniture sum up Solenne’s clean aesthetic.
Walls in Farrow & Ball’s Elephant’s Breath. Gatsby sofa; Moon table; Coco mirror, all Ochre. Bowls; Taroudant vases, all Canvas Homelivingetc.com 73
One corner acts as a study. The modern light is a foil to the bare floorboards, treated with lime oil, and artisanal pieces.
Try Heal’s for a desk chair like this. Similar rug, La Redoute. Egg-shaped wood sculpture, Ernst Gamperl. Gaia light, Ochre
Designer and co-partner of Ochre, Solenne de la Fouchardière, her husband Simon Lee, managing director at tableware company Canvas Home, and daughter Soizick, 12 and son Jasper, 11.
A 1790 terrace in north London. The top floor has an open-plan master bedroom and en suite. Below are the children’s bedrooms and bathroom. The ground floor features a living room, which steps down to the kitchen and courtyard garden. In the basement is a large dining area and laundry.
it is no wonder the elegant façade of this Georgian terrace in north London drew Solenne de la Fouchardière, co-partner at furniture and lighting company Ochre, and her husband Simon Lee with its grace. Located on a charming, tree-lined road, the four-storey house retains its period features, including the original cobbled pavement at the front. There’s even an attractive gastro-pub on the corner. ‘Living here, it feels like you’re almost walking into the countryside,’ says Solenne. ‘You feel calmer just coming home.’
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