Wednesday - November 9, 2011

Robert Couturier – Elle Decor Nov 2011

There is something about French wall panels (boiseries), doors and moldings that instantly elevate interiors with regal perfection.

In this Fifth Avenue 1920s building, all 9,00 square feet of it was given a French facelift. The French architectural details, cascading drapes and classical furniture were bestowed with bold colors and patterns.

It is true that too much classicism can be too stiff but the injection of colors make this more than your standard redux.


No photograph of the kitchen ? I guess the food scene in New York is part of good design.

Article from Elle Decor November 2011 issue. Photography by William Abranowicz


  1. A million thanks for your kind and generous comments!! It is so hard to have one’s work put out there! All very best, robert C

    By Robert Couturier on November 26, 2011

  2. Hi Robert, your work is absolutely stunning and fresh. I was wondering why there were no shots of the kitchen in the feature.

    By Dina Dwyer on November 26, 2011

  3. No kitchen shots because the kitchen was an exclusively “commercial looking” space, all stainless steel and quite cold.

    By Robert Couturier on December 04, 2011