Elle Decor + Christine d’Ornano

Someday when I become rich and famous I want a townhouse in London. I mean, who doesn't? And surely it's the in thing to have when you are of the upper class... for all wealthy folks have a townhouse in some major city -- and for me it shall be London. If you were rich and famous where would your townhouse be? Well dreaming aside for a moment, let's peek at the home of Christine d’Ornano in London's Notting Hill who comes from a truly royal cosmetics family... Her grandfather co-founded Lancome; her father launched Orlane, and later he and his wife started Sisley.

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Christine currently oversees the operations as Executive Vice President of Sisley in the UK and her modern eclectic townhouse is in the current issue of Elle Decor (April) and is fantastic in every way. Have a peek and read the article and see more photographs here.

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I love the splashes of bold color, the combination of red, pink, royal blue and green in the living room, and all of the gorgeous books and flowers. The massive windows are also to die for. This place makes me think of the summer when I was a nanny many, many years ago for the daughter of the CEO of Laura Ashley and how much I loved hanging out in their exquisite townhouse in Boston's Back Bay. That summer was the closest I ever came to townhouse life and let me tell you... it was everything you'd imagine and more. All three floors and a roof deck more.

(Photography: Simon Upton for Elle Decor)