French Interior Designer Jacqueline Morabito is by far my biggest inspiration in the world of interiors, shortly followed by Paola Navone.
She was the one who inspired me to launch my concept store in 2005 and I’ve written about her work, a number of times on the blog here.
I had the pleasure to meet her in 2010 when we were on holidays near Aix-en-Provence (beautiful region, do you know it?) and Steve was kind enough to drive almost two hours to her boutique and workshop in La Colle du Loup near Nice.
Familiar with the numerous posts I had written about her and my admiration for her work, SHE kindly spent a couple of hours with me talking about her work and during which I took these pictures.
Sadly, at the time my photography skills were not on par as they are now, and neither were my photo storage skills. I have no idea where these pictures are now…probably on the drive of a poor laptop that died.
I had the opportunity to have some of her gorgeous products she designed in the BODIE and FOU collection but these days, she focuses more on interior design than product design.
The thing I love about Jacqueline Morabito’s interior style is how she combines effortlessly modern simple lines in a building with vintage, baroque and handmade textured pieces.
In this space, black & white photography, illustrations, books and drawings are casually displayed on a wall-mounted desk while wooden, vintage furniture adds warmth and textured accents to an all-white room.
The two vintage Fanett chairs designed by Ilmari Tapiovaara in 1949 pictured by the desk, beautifully contrasts with the peaceful, clutter-free monochrome room and the upper level with the door open makes me wish this lead onto a roof terrace but maybe not…
I can also spot a picture of her late Architect husband Yves Bayard (1935-2008), who designed the MAMAC (modern art museum in Nice) and a vintage ladder similar to the one I had sourced in a second-hand shop in London.