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May 16, 2021 The front door of Brigitta Spinocchia Freund’s home, located in the picturesque neighborhood of Notting Hill in London, opens to reveal a stunning silvery pleated screen. This unique design feature, a 1964...

May 16, 2021

The front door of Brigitta Spinocchia Freund’s home, located in the picturesque neighborhood of Notting Hill in London, opens to reveal a stunning silvery pleated screen. This unique design feature, a 1964 Jean Prouvé sun shutter originally created for modular school buildings in Cameroon, elegantly creates privacy and sets the tone for the sumptuous and creatively decorated space behind it.

Spinocchia Freund, a renowned interior designer and founder of her own design practice, has mastered the art of curating spaces that combine aesthetics, functionality, and comfort. Her approach can be likened to haute couture, where every piece of furniture and decor is carefully selected to create maximum visual impact.

Spinocchia Freund's Home Spinocchia Freund hung an Oriel Harwood gilded chandelier, a mirror by Hubert Le Gall, and a William Turnbull painting in the reception room. Both the coffee table and carpet are antiques, and a Fornasetti cabinet sits under the Turnbull. The Dancer lamp on the side table is by Atelier van Lieshout.

The reception room of Spinocchia Freund's home is a testament to her love for art and beautiful design. Here, a Hubert Le Gall mirror shares space with a crumpled steel sculpture by Fredrikson Stallard, while an abstract work by British modernist William Turnbull hangs above a trompe l'oeil Fornasetti cabinet. The room is a harmonious blend of unique pieces, beautifully arranged to create an inviting and visually captivating space.

Spinocchia Freund's Artful Home Left: In the home’s reception room, the designer displayed a gold and blue ceramic Mickey Mouse head by Li Lihong on a braided-rope Miraki chest of drawers by Christian Astuguevieille. Right: She had the steps to her three children’s rooms carpeted in a rainbow of colors inspired by the work of Takashi Murakami. On the wall hangs a Roberto Polidori photograph depicting an enfilade of rooms at Versailles.

Spinocchia Freund's interiors are characterized by her meticulous attention to detail and her passion for sustainability. She believes in acquiring pieces that will hold their value and stand the test of time, creating collections that can be passed down through generations.

Spinocchia Freund's Personal Touch In the dining area, custom chairs surround a Liquid Glacial table by Zaha Hadid. The plates arranged in the glass vitrines are by Jeff Koons, and the reclaimed Versailles parquet flooring dates back to the 18th century.

Spinocchia Freund's passion for design was nurtured from a young age, thanks to her parents' influence. Her Greek mother and Italian father exposed her to Turkish artifacts, antique collecting, and the art of table setting. This early exposure, combined with her love for art and her entrepreneurial spirit, led her to pursue a career in interior design.

Spinocchia Freund's Unique Staircase Winding from the lowest floor to the fifth, a cantilevered spiral staircase appears to float through the middle of the house. It connects the townhouse’s various levels, including the two subterranean ones that were dug out during Spinocchia Freund’s redesign of the property. At the stair’s center is a circular revolving glass elevator. Photo by Julian Abrams

After gaining experience working for a successful luxury property developer, Spinocchia Freund decided to establish her own design practice. Since then, she has worked on numerous prestigious projects, ranging from duplex penthouses in landmark buildings to luxury hotels and chalets in exclusive destinations.

Her attention to detail and dedication to creating comfortable and livable spaces are evident in every project she undertakes. She firmly believes in designing spaces that bring joy to people's lives and reflect their individual essence and personality.

Spinocchia Freund's Personal Touch Left: In a sitting area adjacent to the kitchen, a rug and Flower table by Le Gall pair with Philip Arctander Clam chairs. Right: A Mitch Griffiths artwork overlooks a desk that Pierre Cardin designed for one of his own homes. Spinocchia Freund bought the piece at an auction and works at it every day while sitting on a Campana brothers Sushi chair.

Spinocchia Freund's work is not just about creating stunning interiors; it's about designing spaces that enhance the lives of the people who inhabit them. Whether it's a cozy kitchen, a glamorous library, or a playful playroom, she strives to make every space a reflection of the client's personality and a source of joy and inspiration.

In the world of interior design, Brigitta Spinocchia Freund is truly a force to be reckoned with. Her unique style, attention to detail, and passion for sustainability set her apart. With each project she undertakes, she continues to push the boundaries of design, creating spaces that are as beautiful as they are livable.

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