French photographer and illustrator Garance Doré is known for being one of the internet's original influencers, so it only makes sense that she'd be ahead of the trend, designing a home in terracotta hues that feel like the less-saccharine update on millennial pink. The warm tones feel less precious than the mauve-y shade that's taken over Instagram, and with Living Coral named Pantone's it shade of 2019, it's a safe bet that Garance's Los Angeles house will go straight from the pages of domino's spring issue, where it's currently featured, to a board near you.
Garance worked with designer Sarah Sherman Samuel to help give her home character, focusing on using the illustrator's go-to colors—pale peaches and pinks, soft white, and neutrals in shades inspired by nature—to help it reflect her personality. Everything has a certain lived-in quality, so the neutrals feel inviting, not stark, and there's nothing shabby about it. It makes the space feel comfortably chic—it's refined, but not stuffy. You can relax here. Part of that feeling comes from the finish Sarah and Garance chose for most of the surfaces in the home.
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“There’s a richness to matte finishes, like honed marble,” Sarah told the magazine. The kitchen island and GE Café appliances are the perfect example of this sense of easygoing elegance.
Every corner of the house is Instagram-ready, which makes sense: It is a huge part of Garance's daily life. From the breakfast nook—a cozy-yet-modern spot designed for celebrating the author's favorite meal of the day—to the outdoor area, every space was examined from all angles...including the lens of a cell phone camera.
"One thing we both really understand," Sarah said, "is that you need to be able to take pictures in your own house."
As you can see, this home is more than ready for its closeup.
Check out domino's Spring 2019 issue to see even more of Garance's home.
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