At Home With: Swimwear Designer Melissa Odabash, London


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01-Melissa Odabash-This Is Glamorous

Golden beaches, tropical flowers, azure seas — all of these conjure up the celebrated swimwear brand created by Melissa Odabash; so when it came to designing her London home, Melissa took inspiration from her brand to make her home every inch as luxurious and glamorous as the designs that bear her name.

Working with Interior Designer Caroline Legrand, Melissa’s home in London’s fashionable Connaught Village took shape in beachy hues of cream, gold and white, punctuated by glossy black and hints of bougainvillea pink.

Art choices are bold and add strong graphic lines to the space, but the gold touches are the stars of this show; from the Birgit Israel-designed pendant lamps over the dining table in the kitchen to the Pedro Friedeberg ‘Hand’ chair and bespoke metal screens that divide the main living space, to the fabulously gold-leafed alcoves. Click through for a glimpse . . . ▪︎ —Louise


All images from Caroline Legrand

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Louise Keane, Contributor This Is Glamorous
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.