Life at № 42
Sabine Medina, the interior designer, has just updated her portfolio and it’s absolutely stunning. You may not know her name because she’s the ultimate in discretion, but she’s responsible for some of the most glamorous spaces in Europe, including the uber-exclusive Valderrama Golf Club which belonged to the Ortiz-Patiño’s. Her work has been featured in most, if not all, major EU design magazines.
We collaborated for many years and were actual business partners, until my departure from Spain made the continuation of our partnership inviable. In any event I’m pleased to see projects we worked on together are still part of her showcase.
She’s an absolute genius working with colours, fabrics and textures- but what I think really sets her apart from most designers is she’s not just concerned with how something will photograph, but also how it’ll work in real, everyday life.
She’s promised she’s coming to spend a week or two with us in the next couple of months- which is fabulous because there’s still so much to do, I think I’ll be leaving the dining room and the double guest suite in her hands.
It’ll also be great because we can reenact our many drunken nights on the terraces of Villa l’Africaine.