Welcome to our new series, "At Home with...," where we sit down with our favorite design tastemakers to learn about the inspiration behind key spaces in their home.
Our first subject is none other than Christiane Lemieux, founder of , a stylish made-to-order home decor brand that launched in 2017. Lemieux, who's also credited for founding lifestyle brand , which was sold to Wayfair in 2013, gives us a tour of her SoHo loft in her own words.
A New York City loft has intricacies that are different than a traditional house. It's just one large, open space and you have to think about how it flows. In our case, the living room had to speak to the media area around the fireplace, the sectional sofa, and the dining room on the side.
I chose a huge piece of art from for this room. It very much dictated the design of the space. To complement the art, we incorporated throw pillows that pick up some of the colors in the art. I designed the sofas myself, because they had to be larger than average styles in order to suit the size of the space. They're covered in a beautiful linen.
The living room shows how much I like to mix high and low. The custom sofas were the major purchase, but the coffee table and side table are from the and a Paris flea market.
This room is classic, fun, interactive, but clean. It's a well-designed space where you can leave the door open. In the past, people decorated their kids' rooms in a way that was incongruent to the rest of the house. Now, people want their kids' designs to be as refined as their own.
I used items from and was thoughtful about combining elements, like geometric patterns and learning blocks, that are fun for kids. It's a boy's space without being all about trucks or cars. It is great to have talking points in a room, and I wanted to build all of that into this space.
My favorite part of the kitchen is the huge island. It ends up being the table we use the most, and it has lots of seating. Since there aren't any windows close to the kitchen, I went with a huge pendant light fixture. It has a beautiful shape and gives off a ton of light. It also goes with the classic Bertoia chairs that work seamlessly with the decor.
Bertoia Side Chair, $638
The dining room has these beautiful built in-bookcases. I found this awesome dining table at a Paris flea market and it extends to fit 25 people comfortably. We can have big sit-down dinners that are a ton of fun and then we can bring it back to our everyday routine.
It's also a very versatile space. It's not only where we eat. It's where homework gets done and where I read my design books. It's the heart of my home in a lot of ways.
We get a ton of natural light in the back corner of my apartment, so I had to think about the position of the bed when decorating this room. My good friend, David Netto, who is a decorator, says you should always walk into the bed. It should never be on the side.
For the windows, I decided on two-fold drapery. One is a roller, blackout shade with a transparent, linen Roman shade on top that allows light to come through. It also protects us from the neighbors.
I wanted to create a calm, neutral bedroom. It's a great place to hang out and relax.
Square Back Bed, $699
Linen Roman Shade, $100