Inside… Sacha Walckhoff’s apartment

February 27, 2014
Sacha Walckhoff’s apartment is undeniably one of a kind! Mixing artfully the Arabian Nights’ décor with a very pure Scandinavian design, the creative director of Christian Lacroix has managed to mix and match different styles beautifully. A quick guided tour:

Living Room

We love:
  • The painting inside the chimney;
  • The eclectic style and the feeling you’re in a (chic) bazar;
  • The big blue fan at the end of the room (by Maarten Baas).


Curiosity Cabinet style

We love:
  • The big Zebra;
  • The pyramid of books and magazine framing the entrance;
  • The eclectic style (again), in-between a design store and a curiosity cabinet.

The office

Office and art
Photo: Eric Morin
We love:
  • The big sculpture;
  • The black and white theme (with a touch of red);
  • The lines and curves.

We love:
  • The geometric pattern on the floor;
  • The pieces of art facing one another.


grey and orange bathroom
We love:
  • The grey background with orange details;
  • The chair;
  • The engraving of course!


a wall of frames
We love:
  • The eclectic style (still);
  • The shades of brown;
  • Art and photography.

Trend: ‘duck blue’ is the season’s color

February 19, 2014

‘Duck blue’ is a literal translation from the French “bleu canard”. Although you can say ‘pigeon blue’ and ‘peacock blue’ in English, none of them is quite like the duck blue, which is the color this year. It is everywhere this season: on walls, on armchairs and on fabrics, the whole house is dressed in blue! It goes from turquoise to dark green, but we can still pick a trend…

A turquoise-like duck blue on strangeclosets blog and at Eddie Ross’ in NY 


A lighter duck blue at Marie-Claire Maison and Agathe Azzis


The original duck blue, as seen at Guardarte, Mis en Demeure, JNL Collection, Hay or La Redoute


Why call it 'duck blue': the origins

NB: if you want to paint your walls in duck blue, better do just one side of the room rather than the whole room, unless your room has very good lighting. Try also to pick a shade that is not too dark and prefer it matt than shiny (I’ve been there…). 

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