Whether you are a part-time or full-time homemaker you always need a few tricks up your sleeve to help with the tasks at hand which can, at times, feel overwhelming and monotonous. As a lady wearing this hat I am speaking from honest experience.

A few years into homemaking I myself realised that whilst the tasks can be repetitive, there is a certain comfort in the routine they bring. There is a great joy to be found in the simple things in life and a tidy, organised home is no exception.

With that in mind it is lovely to connect with like-minded people who share the same values and wish to create a beautiful, sustainable and chic home. Viscountess Michelle de Biolley is such a person.

Michelle, the epitome of chic at her home in London

I want to start by saying I don’t know how Michelle manages to do it all!  Founder of  one-stop shop Almost Essential, Michelle curates an “Inner Circle” guide to an extensive range of professional services (London based only).  She also offers through her online shop a unique selection of special and hard to find gifts from a hand picked selection of trusted and recommended suppliers.

“I am here to help smooth out the wrinkles in your busy life and lighten the load that comes with looking after your well being, maintaining a home, organising a family running a business and making sure you have the perfect gift for every occasion” Viscountess Michelle de Biolley

This week I am delighted and honoured to share with a glimpse into Michelle’s life; what inspires and delights her, and in turn I hope this will inspire and delight you.

Describe your personal design style in 3 words?

Eclectic and cosy with a twist of tradition

A sophisticated corner in Michelle’s home – family momentos and beautiful flowers

Favorite room in your home?

I have two actually, the drawing room where I love to entertain my friends and my bedroom where I love to retire and snuggle up comfortably.

What inspires you?

Many things inspire me but I would say primarily nature and art.

Popping up, Michelle hosts beautiful shopping events to showcase her trusted and recommended suppliers

Your greatest home extravagance?

Mine is to be surrounded by beauty whether it is stunning art pieces, beautiful objects or unique tableware.

A chic find, Pretty Sac a lovely sustainable chic small business find recommended by Michelle and treasured by me!

What is on your wishlist?

Dare I say a Picasso from the blue period, a Rothko and Giacommetti furniture…you have to dream!

Favourite interior designer and interior influencer?

That is a tough question for me as I have several depending on the house, the place and the style I want to give to the house.

On my list are Jacques Grange, Francis Sulltana, Jeanine Stone, Pierre Yovanovitch and Jerome faillant Dumas.

A striking, light filled and calm sitting room in New York designed by one of Michelle’s favourite interior designers, Jacques Grange. Image © Galerie

Thank you so much Michelle for inspiring and delighting us with your life and style.  For more inspiration be sure to follow Michelle on Instagram and visit her website online, Almost Essential, London.

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