I´m spending a quiet Saturday at home, sorting through papers and magazines, going through my to-do list, contemplating things that have recently happened and thinking about things in the near future. It´s raining outside, absolutely pouring to be honest, and I´m snuggled up in bed with my dog snoring away at my feet, surrounded by magazines and my laptop. Going through my bookmark folder, I came across these images and decided to share them here with you, although I know that many of you have seen this home featured somewhere before, in magazines or on blogs. This is the home of hotelier Andrea Falkner Campi and her husband, Feliciano who runs a publishing house in Italy. Together, Andrea and Feliciano live in Andrea´s hometown of Spello in the Umbria region in Italy. Their home is huge, 500 square meters of open space with ceilings, almost 10 meters high. This 17th century industrial building had been empty for almost 60 years when Andrea and Feliciano bought it and set about renovating the whole place. The Italian design legend, Paola Navone was in charge of the interior design but Paola has one impressive portfolio, having worked as an architect, designer, interior designer and art director plus more, for prestigious clients such as Armani Casa, Alessi, Natuzzi, Swarovski and Gervasoni. Update! Andrea contacted me and told me that the sofa I had previously credited to Paola for Gervasoni was in fact a sofa Paola designed for Linteloo. Doesn´t change the fact that I absolutely love it and would love to have it in my living room. Thanks Andrea:)
The five Koushi lamps hanging over the massive dining table are designed by the American photographer Mark Eden Schooley who I have blogged about before, see here. The dining table itself is 6 meters long, made from thick, and I´m guessing, extremely heavy planks from the Kauri tree, found in New Zealand. The floor tiles are designed by Paola and handmade in Morocco.
There are so many details that I love in this house. I love the industrial features which you see in particular in the kitchen but also in the steel structures of the upper passageways and how the industrial details blend beautifully with objects and details of Moroccan origin.
I´m particularly smitten with the massive beams, which like the brick walls, are painted white, making stark contrast to the furniture and fireplace.
The bathroom sink in the shape of a pie form, is designed by Paola for Flaminia.
The bathroom tiles on floors and walls are also designed by Paola for Flaminia and handmade in Morocco.
Photographer Max Zambelli Text based on original text by Mille Collin Flaherty for Rum magazine
I´ve shown you images from the home of Swedish stylist Lotta Agaton and her family before, see here. These images, shot by Pia Ulin and published in Residence magazine, are currently flying around blogs everywhere. And I´m not in the least bit surprised. The Stockholm apartment of Lotta and her family is painted pristine white and decorated with mostly black and white furniture. Maybe not so unlike many other Scandinavian homes we see these days. But what makes Lotta´s apartment stand out and makes it so incredibly appealing, in my mind anyway, are the lush, green plants all over the apartment. Fresh is the first word that comes to my mind seeing these images. Now I´m very much inspired to dash out and buy evergreen plants to decorate my own place.
Some of the most beautiful houses and apartments in the world are to be found in Paris and right here is one example to back up that claim. Patrick Gilles and Dorothée Boissier run the architecture and design firm Gilles & Boissier and this utterly gorgeous 19th century apartment on Boulevard Malesherbes, is their personal abode. The basic structures of the apartment are typical for French architecture of the 19th century; high ceilings, large open rooms, French windows and decorative, floral moldings on ceilings, doors, fireplaces, windows and walls. The herringbone parquet floor is to die for, beautifully complementing the classical structures and the ultra modern furniture and objects the owners have chosen for their home. While taking great care to protect and keep the original features of the apartment, Patrick and Dorothée have decorated the apartment with contemporary objets d´arts and modern furniture, some of which, such as the dining table, are designed by themselves. All of the photographs throughout the apartment are shot by photographers, some of them world famous such as Peter Lindbergh, Steven Klein and Albert Watson, represented by acte2galerie in Paris.
A freelance stylist/journalist, living in Iceland. This blog on interior design, architecture, photography, fashion, food and lifestyle in general, is dedicated to the things that inspire me and take my breath away. Please feel free to contact me via giahardardottir(at)hotmail.com or at gerdurhardar(at)gmail.com or leave a comment. You are welcome to share as long as you link back to my blog.