Homedit.com Interior Designer Profiles – Thierry W. Despont

(Original article by Loredana Sava @ homedit.com)

People realized some time ago that you cannot be brilliant in all fields of activity , but you can be great in only one and average in the others. So it is better to do what you do best and leave the rest for the specialists. So they soon realized that if you wanted to have a beautifully arranged home, you’d better look for an interior designer because they will know exactly what to do to make your dreams come true. Here are ten of the world’s most famous interior designers who are now successful and their most important works:

6. Thierry W. Despont

Is a designer, but also an artist and an architect and he is known as belonging to the old school. He was born in France but traveled and worked all over the world and he had many exhibits in New York. He was decorated for his work and was also part of the team that reconditioned the Statue of Liberty. Any way, his clients are high society and his demands are the same.

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Mr. Despont and his office have completed several very high end hotel projects.

There are many, many projects that his studio was involved in, but I have chosen a Swiss chalet that I simply loved and that I find relevant for his interior design talent and also for our web site. This is an amazing project and the result is spectacular.

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The chalet is hidden among the fir trees in the Alps and you wouldn’t guess just how beautiful it is inside. Once you step into it the first impression is that it is larger on the inside than the outside shows. All the space is carefully decorated and the airy design makes you feel like walking in a huge building.

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Only the ground floor is made of stone and the upper floor is made of wood, which is typical for mountain chalets. The large rooms offer a spectacular view over the mountains and you can admire it from the comfortable and large sofas in the living room. The walls and the ceiling are all covered with dark wooden panels and this does not make them seem smaller, but more elegant. Luxury carpets cover the huge floors and the rooms are lit by the gentle light of the many lamps spread around.

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The simple architecture of the chalet contrasts in a nice way with the heavy chandeliers and opulent coffee tables, but there is so much good taste in it that it does not seem too much. Of course there is a fire place facing a long indoor pool, but it is modern and stylized so as to offer all the comfort money can buy. There is even a cinema hall and you can easily recognize the expensive materials used for decorating. This is just an example of his brilliance, but I find it reinvigorating.

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