Living With The Blues: Step Inside Interior designer Danielle Moudaber’s London Home

Buffets and Cabinets share with you a tour inside Interior designer Danielle Moudaber’s London Home. Awash with powder blue shades, tailor-made furniture, and intricate plasterwork, Danielle Moudaber London apartment has a dreamlike charm. Take a look:

See also: Contemporary Entryway Ideas with Exclusive Design

ABOUT DANIELLE MOUDABER

Living With The Blues: Step Inside Interior designer Danielle Moudaber’s London Home
Living with the blues: Interior designer Danielle Moudaber’s London Home

Danielle Moudaber was born in Nigeria, raised between Nigeria, Lebanon, and England. The inspiration for Moudaber’s work is largely drawn from her multicultural upbringing, where nature reigns supreme. A symbiotic relationship between key elements of ergonomics, practicality, and intelligent design is executed with a rare sensitivity to detail, precision, and range of motion. Weaving simultaneously timelessness, robustness, and grace perfectly together.

Living With The Blues: Step Inside Interior designer Danielle Moudaber’s London Home

Many people might shy away from such an intense palette, but not Nigerian-born Moudaber, who is of Lebanese heritage and was educated in France.

“Colour for me is an emotion. It’s like a climate that you want to inhabit, or a scent that surrounds you. “

says Danielle Moudaber

GET THE LOOK

Living With The Blues: Step Inside Interior designer Danielle Moudaber’s London Home
DIAMOND BLUE SIDEBOARD by Boca do Lobo
Living With The Blues: Step Inside Interior designer Danielle Moudaber’s London Home
Living With The Blues: Step Inside Interior designer Danielle Moudaber’s London Home

As an interior designer, she was confident she could make her beloved aquamarine shades feel uplifting rather than cold – even in London, where the weather is on the chilly side.

“The blues I love are natural and dynamic, just like the skies on a perfect summer day. We are surrounded by sky, and I find this colour to be so invigorating.”

says Danielle Moudaber

Living With The Blues: Step Inside Interior designer Danielle Moudaber’s London Home

Danielle Moudaber works on projects in Paris and London and cites her influences as 1940s French furniture, 19th-century French novels, and the work of American designer Dorothy Draper, whose neo-baroque style and fondness for black and white lines is clearly referenced here. When Danielle Moudaber first bought the property in 2004 – she occupied one floor at first, before acquiring the flat above a few years later – it was ‘ugly and unloved’, having been rented out for a long time.

GET THE LOOK

Living With The Blues: Step Inside Interior designer Danielle Moudaber’s London Home
VERSAILLES SOFA by Boca do Lobo
Living With The Blues: Step Inside Interior designer Danielle Moudaber’s London Home

She was attracted by the “high ceilings and bright light,” and knew that it had the potential to be transformed.

Her strongest style statement is the sinuous staircase that now links the upper and lower floors, which she designed herself and had made by London firm Atelier Zama (it also crafted the matching dining table that sits underneath).

Living With The Blues: Step Inside Interior designer Danielle Moudaber’s London Home
Living With The Blues: Step Inside Interior designer Danielle Moudaber’s London Home

“The stairs are my pièce de resistance. I love drama. On the practical side, I am scared of staircases, so I designed it to be ultra-wide and safe, with thick blue carpet.”

Danielle Moudaber

This London apartment’s architectural moldings were also overhauled. Cornices were enlarged and new decorations were added on walls and around door frames.

Living With The Blues: Step Inside Interior designer Danielle Moudaber’s London Home

As for the furniture, almost everything is bespoke and designed by Moudaber herself. The buttoned velvet couches and armchairs, for instance, whose curvaceous shapes make the apartment’s cavernous rooms feel homelier; and the square sofa-bed in the guest room, which is surrounded with theatrical drapes.

Living With The Blues: Step Inside Interior designer Danielle Moudaber’s London Home

Another original touch can be seen on the floors, which are adorned with line paintings rather than rugs. These have a spiritual significance for Moudaber – especially the maze design in the living room – but also allow the colors and textures of furniture to sing out more clearly.

GET THE LOOK

Living With The Blues: Step Inside Interior designer Danielle Moudaber’s London Home
HERITAGE CABINET by Boca do Lobo
Living With The Blues: Step Inside Interior designer Danielle Moudaber’s London Home

“I like velvets, silks and satins – anything that’s soft and cool to touch,”

Danielle Moudaber

GET THE LOOK

v
OPORTO CABINET by Boca do Lobo
Living With The Blues: Step Inside Interior designer Danielle Moudaber’s London Home

A space like this seems tailor-made for entertaining, but Moudaber insists she only holds ‘casual’ gatherings in her blue London apartment.

“I used to entertain much more, but I am working a lot these days and have become the kind of person who goes to sleep early.”

Danielle Moudaber

Did You Like Danielle Moudaber Apartment?

See also: 10 Milan Inspired Luxurious Entryway

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *