Avid decorator Elaine Kim relishes the challenge of designing homes that bear her signature style—she explores the Gautier boutique for inspiration and shares the details that make her interior scheme complete
Elaine Kim lives a full life— she’s a mum to three adorable boys, a doctor working in palliative care, and the entrepreneur who co-founded family-friendly workspace Trehaus, social enterprise Crib and luxury bridal boutique Trinity Gallery. When it comes to decorating her family abode, she takes charge of its interior design with the same gusto and ambition. “We’re always looking for ways to redecorate our home to make these spaces uniquely our own,” enthuses Elaine. “I love interior design and I’ve worked closely with architects to design, remodel and redecorate my previous homes. I’ve even helped design houses for my parents—and I really enjoy the aesthetic challenge of putting it all together.” While the aesthetic design of her home is still a top priority, Elaine appreciates the importance of the functional details—such as the child-friendly features that make a family home a safe haven for all. “When designing a home, there are practicalities to think about, especially for young children—such as the materials that the furniture is made of, and making sure there are no sharp corners or things that will be dangerous,” she explains. And French furniture brand Gautier is mindful of all these qualities through its thoughtful selection of pieces for the young ones.