Christiane de Nicolaÿ-Mazery’s What a Beautiful World! offers an intimate look inside the boldly designed spaces of Isabelle d’Ornano’s life, from the personal to the professional.
Isabelle d’Ornano, cofounder of the French skin care brand Sisley, has created places in her life as unique as they are exceptional. For the first time, d’Ornano opens the doors to her personal, family, and professional spaces—from the heart of a Paris apartment to a country house and genuine paradise in nature—in this beautiful, richly illustrated book. This intimate journey goes to London and ends in Paris in the headquarters of Sisley, which she created with her husband, Hubert.
In each of these places, the magic encompassing the luxurious and the spectacular introduces us to the artists and personalities whose friendships bookmark the milestones of d’Ornano’s life. Here, beauty reigns and lives through collages, paintings, watercolors, and sculptures, and even on cushions adorned with messages embroidered by d’Ornano. Punctuated by d’Ornano’s words and mantras, this book is a formidable source of inspiration for decoration enthusiasts and for those attracted to the contrasts, boldness, and talent of Isabelle d’Ornano’s life.
Includes color photographs by Christina Vervitsioti-Missoffe
About the Author
Driven by a passion for lifestyle, decoration, and the history of great families, Christiane de Nicolaÿ-Mazery spent 25 years in a major French office at the Hôtel Drouot and now works as artistic director for Christie’s France, the world leader of auction houses.
A French beauty magnate’s homes are opulent yet homey –and packed with mementos . . . The newly released Isabelle D’Ornano: What a Beautiful World! celebrates the octogenarian’s more-is-more décor style. — Wall Street Journal