Ever wonder what a fashion insider’s home looks like? Is it bedecked with mannequins tastefully draped in fur and crinoline, or is it piled artistically high with hatboxes?

Well, if you’re Sofia Barattieri di San Pietro, the founder of shopping website Motilo, it’s actually none of those things. Bartattieli’s house that she shares with her husband Niccolo and their two children is featured in this month’s Elle Decor (cover too), and it’s a tastefully done apartment in London with understated cool hues occasionally broken up by lush furniture or pops of gold.

Well played, Sofia.

All photographs via Elle Decor/Credit: Simon Upton