Design Inspiration: Decorating with Treillage
Tuesday 27th September, 2016
by Louise Keane
One of the key spaces in Peter Marino’s recently unveiled Dior store in London (above) is a magnificent light-filled double height space known as the winter garden. Adorning its walls is treillage or latticework which makes the space feel romantic and playful and gives that sense of being in a garden while being indoors.
Treillage can be painted the same shade as the wall underneath for a streamlined effect or painted a contrasting colour to accentuate the play of texture and pattern. Or you can even place it over a mirror for a really wonderful effect with lots of sparkle and depth.
It’s a pretty, slightly whimsical look which works best in rooms with lots of natural light. Finish the look with bamboo furniture and touches of chinoiserie and you have the perfect space, reminiscent of an 18th Century French garden, for afternoon tea or an elegant soirée . . . —Louise
Louise Keane Interiors Editor, Edinburgh
Louise Keane grew up beside the sea in Dublin, inspiring a life-long love of the coast. She studied French and History of Art & Architecture in Trinity College in Dublin before moving to London to work first in publishing and then in Marketing & PR. After a move to Edinburgh, she decided to heed a creative urge which had been tugging at her sleeve for a number of years, and she retrained as an interior designer. While studying interior design, Louise discovered a love of pen and ink with watercolour illustration, which she now does alongside her interior design work. Louise runs her interior design company, Amalfi White Living, which offers her clients a fresh, elegant style, mixing vintage and modern pieces for a luxurious yet relaxed look. She dreams of renovating a white house by the sea.