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David Collins at Home

by habituallychic

01 . 15 . 10

I happened to pick up the December issue of Spanish AD this week and was left swooning over the London apartment of designer David Collins. Of course, I can’t read a word of Spanish so I can’t help you with any of the details but I think the photos speak for themselves. Mr. Collins has locked his online portfolio so I scanned in the article and also found some other photos online elsewhere. You can see the difference styling and finishing touches can make to a space. I love how the beige chairs above look reupholstered in two new fabrics below. The hints of lilac in the blue room also look amazing! I think it might be my new favorite color combination! Too bad we can’t see what else David Collins has been up to online! I bet it’s just as fabulous!

Photos by Simon Watson and Ricardo Labougle for Spanish AD

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  1. Chic Coles (Cole Design) January 15, 2010 | 2:26 am

    This is a gorgeous apartment! He has a fabulous art collection.

  2. maison21 January 15, 2010 | 3:10 am

    pretty. but why can i NEVER keep david collins and david easton straight? and are either of them as cute as david oliver? (i’ll stop now- sorry).

    thanks for scanning those in, chic- i know how time consuming it can be! i’ve had a stack of mags on my desk since new years, with maybe a dozen or so pages marked to scan, and have done about 3.

  3. Suzy January 15, 2010 | 3:22 am

    So swoon worthy…love it to death. His apartment is also in the latest Aussie “Belle” magazine which has new photos and readable text!

  4. Gramercy Home - Atlanta January 15, 2010 | 3:26 am

    What a find! I, too, love the lilac touches with the blue. I’ve been trying to figure out how to best incorporate my obsession for “purple” in a more masculine setting to please my hubby…This is like divine inspiration – THANK YOU!

  5. DoxaHome.com January 15, 2010 | 4:04 am

    LOVE David Collins, he’s been a personal fave of mine…I must admit I adore his hospitality work, theatrical and cheeky while always remaining relevant to location, concept and venue…just the way I prefer a pricey dinner or drink;) Thanks!


  6. ArchitectDesign™ January 15, 2010 | 4:04 am

    Spanish AD is one of my FAVORITE magazines – really well done. It almost makes me want to go out and learn Spanish….almost….lazy here.

  7. the NEO-traditionalist January 15, 2010 | 4:11 am

    Oh my! I don’t know which I love more—that sultry, long, navy sofa or the eggplant abstract above it?! Stunning. Now if only we’d studied Spanish…
    XX Kate

  8. Karena January 15, 2010 | 4:20 am

    All shades of purple are fabulous! love them paired with the blues. The art collection is amazing!

  9. Gwen Driscoll January 15, 2010 | 6:51 am

    I’m so excited. These images are beautiful & I have a very similar color palette in our bedroom. Love lavender & blue together. Thanks for the beauty.

    Gwen Driscoll
    Ragland Hill Social

  10. Modern Traditionalist January 15, 2010 | 7:37 am

    I love the little nook under the staircase. Great use of space which is typically overlooked.

  11. Guillaume January 15, 2010 | 10:38 am

    Loved the flat too but I had already seen it in “Luxuryculture.com” which is a truly interesting weekly newsletter.

    Don’t u like Spanish AD, Heather?… I am just crazy about that magazine (though I understand little Spanish). So fresh and colorful compared to other magazines. I think it quite compensates for the loss of Domino.

  12. Designwali January 15, 2010 | 12:24 pm

    simply stunning.

  13. Laura Casey Interiors January 15, 2010 | 1:09 pm

    I love the soft color palette mixed in with navy. Gorgeous apartment, thanks for sharing your find.

  14. City Living Girl January 15, 2010 | 1:53 pm

    I agree. Love the lilacs with the smoky blues and what stunning artwork. It really works well together as one interior. Thanks for sharing this one.

  15. Vanessa January 15, 2010 | 2:13 pm

    Soo beautiful and clean looking. Funny how you never see any dust bunnies floating around, LOL. I guess that would be too real world. Have a great day!


  16. Jaime January 15, 2010 | 2:20 pm

    This apt is to die for… I love all the colors and mirrored accents. Everything works together so perfectly.

    Happy weekend 🙂

  17. Jessica Claire January 15, 2010 | 3:38 pm

    I clipped these too when I saw them online last year – the greys and mauves are so delicate but it still feels masculine with the hard-edged sofas

  18. walrus1979 January 15, 2010 | 4:52 pm

    Feels really fresh. Reminds me a bit of Kelly Wearstler’s new stuff.

  19. splendidmarket.com January 15, 2010 | 5:54 pm

    I love the blue (teal?) velvet on the sofa! I wonder if it is cotton or mohair?

  20. Dobbygirl January 16, 2010 | 4:34 am

    Wow! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  21. Sallie Ann January 17, 2010 | 2:08 am

    Love everything about these pictures.