Life at № 42 by E.M. Coutinho
“Armand Albert Rateau was one of France’s greatest Art Deco designers, creating everything from furniture to theatre interiors. Meredith Etherington-Smith takes a closer look at some of the wonderful pieces he created for his friend, the legendary couturier Jeanne Lanvin, being offered in Paris on 16 May.”
I just love his work. Coincidentally the bathroom he designed for Lanvin’s apartment is one of the references I set aside for the new bathroom we’re creating here at number 42.
Mike likes the cream/black colour scheme, but I’m pushing for black/white because all the original porcelain bits that we’re keeping are white. On the budget we’re working with, going with something like the picture below is much easier (to get right):
It’s also very much in line with the original bathrooms here. In case you don’t remember what they look like here’s a reminder:
We’re re-using the basins, the sconces, and the bathtubs, but the loos and fixtures are new and by Hudson Reed. They make a fantastic retro line: