As legend has it, Couturier was just a regular old bloke when he was plucked out of relative obscurity in 1987 by the billionaire Sir James Goldsmith who entrusted him with the re-design and redecoration of the 20,000 acre kingdom of Goldsmith’s in the Pacific Coast of Mexico. This would turn out to be one of the largest private commissions of all time. 60,000 square feet of space to work with would intimate any designer, but with this job Couturier completely secured the crown as one of the most talented and hardworking designers in the world.
And he didn’t just stop at that palace. Couturier continues to work on large-scale residential commissions located throughout the world. And of course, he’s not only wowing the folks paying him the big bucks to create the homes of their dreams, he’s grabbed the attention of the big wigs in the interior design profession and star struck shelter magazines all over the globe.
So what makes Couturier’s work so captivating? Well for one, he respects the architecture first and foremost. His interiors take their cues from the characters of the building, and this creates incredibly connected spaces. Of course, gorgeous command of texture, pattern, color and spacial clues also hallmark Couturier spaces. Though you might definitely call his style “traditional,” he infuses and imbues his design with contemporary and modern ideas and details, creating well-rounded rooms that many people love and aspire to.