As heads of one of the best-known press offices of the Golden Triangle, Valérie Lamboi and Lionel du Chatellier are united in life and work. They are brilliant talent-scouts who rely on instinct and are constantly showcasing the young generation of talented creators. Brands like Talc, April Showers and Very French Gangsters for children, Jippi Design for decoration, Ysé et Naélie for lingerie and, of course, shoe designer Michel Vivien are part of their creative team. Working hand-in-hand with the brands they represent, this united, faithful and driven couple, parents of a tribe of three grown children, will always impress us.
What room do you spend the most time in at home?
In the living room, which is the brightest room and also where the family gets together, even the cat (see photo)!
What is missing in your home?
It lacks a “real” dressing room!
What is the least expensive object of which you are the most proud?
Furniture from my grandmother, the link with the family!
Where do you go when you are looking for a piece of furniture?
To my grandmother’s attic! You can find everything there, from children’s toys to vintage design.
Who is your favourite designer?
The one I don’t yet know. I function by following my heart.
What is your current favourite?
Jippidesign animal hides. Soon we will also have them in Normandy, in the family home.
What objects, furniture or books would you dream of one day owning?
“Fedora” and “Summer of ’42” on DVD, films that are absolutely impossible to find, so I appeal to the good will of all and a big thank you to those who find them!
Is it easy to reconcile family life and nice decor?
Yes like everything, “taste is an education!”
What is your next holiday destination?
New York, the Hamptons and Long Island.
What is your favourite motto?
It depends on the day… “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” or “Do it yourself”
The most recent restaurant you would recommend to me in Paris or elsewhere?
“Spuntino” in London below Soho.
Credits Photos : Constance Gennari @thesocialitefamily.com