If you are just keeping yourself a bit on point with designers and their names in the decor business, you will have heard of Ilse Crawford. One of the most talked about interior designers the last couple of years; she is a leading designer, academic and creative director, and the founding editor of Elle Decoration magazine. She opened the very lux hotel, Ett Hem (a home), in Stockholm in 2012 and last year her collection Sinnerlig for Ikea was ripped from the shelves before they got there.
Her amazing private London home was recently sold. A truly fantastic one-bedroom conversion of refined and unique character situated on the third floor of an impressive and recently renovated Victorian warehouse. The apartment has a triple aspect, with large original sash windows running all along the south side of the building, bringing considerable light into the open-plan configuration. The much-celebrated interior of the flat is the result of a collaboration between Ilse, the Belgian architect Vincent Van Duysen and 6a Architects.
Ilse is not shy with having things everywhere; you could not call her a minimalist, very non-Scandinavian in her style. I personally love it. Look how she fills up her bookshelves; they are just so full of life and the right amount of clutter. And I absolutely love that you don’t see any white walls anywhere.