Stylist Lili Diallo's Brooklyn loft has been one of my all time favourite spaces since I first saw it on the pages of Domino. There's a freshness and feeling of life and vibrant creativity that permeates it. Clean all white with pops of bright colour that let your eyes dance between the carefully crafted vignettes. Lili who is originally from Paris, has definitely brought her French sense of je ne sais quoi and being able to mix styles, eras and colours with a comfortable ease that make it almost look accidental.
'I'm not totally into modern or classic,' she says, although she admits to loving white furniture and white lacquer in particular. 'It's clean and reflective,' she says. 'I'm also keen on the Swedish Gustavian style – sensuous lines in greys and blues. But there are things I like from every period.'
Lili repainted in white throughout, but the big wooden beams, plus rugs and plants, keep the look cosy.
I like things a bit rustic,she adds. The white backdrop showcases curvy Panton chairs, which add a contemporary flavour to a classic dining table left by the landlord. Rubber plants – echoed in the graphic-print tablecloth – tie the look together.
Forever embedded in my mind as the perfect curated bookshelf.
I don’t like a space to be “one note” – everything modern or mid-century,says Lili, who admits she likes to ‘break the rules a bit’. Throughout her home, Lili has mixed together furniture and accessories from different eras.
I like to have lots of things around my office that fire me up for my work, such as mood boards and inspiration walls,