I have been looking for new dining chairs for our home to replace the very eclectic mix we had around our dining table for some time, since the house renovations… We had a couple of vintage office Eames, a vintage Harry Bertoia chair bought on Ebay, a new stainless-steel Bertoia from the Knoll sample sale, a couple of cardboard stools from Story Deli and some very bright green garden chairs from Ikea, which added a cheerful pop of colour but wasn’t exactly what I had in mind for this room which has now, very soothing hues of pale grey and white.
As a white interiors lover, I had this image saved in my Pinterest for ever and recently realised that the bench was from Morocco where I have been for the past 10 days and was perfect for my DETAILS series. Last Summer, I bought a similar stool from the market in France and have been pondering since then if I should leave it raw or paint it white like above. The jury is still out but I do love the contrast of white wood against the concrete floor while I think raw wood would look great and more beachy on the deck of our holiday home in France (July is almost booked up). If you are wondering if you should come to Marrakech, my answer to you is yes. Marrakech has been an incredible inspiring place from an interior design point of view and I’m in awe each time I see an Artisan making beautiful wooden furniture or creating something out of copper, iron, leather or rubber. In fact, it has been such a positive experience that I’ve already booked …
I remember once asking about sliding door on Instagram during the bodieandfourenovations and got a lot of answers and feedback to my query so I’m sure you will love this sliding door. My thought when I came across was…WOW…there is sliding door and there is that kind of sliding door! They basically put together a bunch of wooden shutters & doors to create one striking and beautiful, vintage panel. In essence, it’s not difficult to do but the tricky part, I think, will be to manage the overall weight of the door and to secure a track strong enough to bear the weight. What do you think? Also, this is the third of my DETAILS series and I would love to know what you think of this little series which is meant to highlight one specific detail and over time, enable you to build a nice collection of interesting and stylish details to apply to future interior design projects. //Photography: Sonja Velda
I first spotted a painted rug on a concrete floor in the holidays home of Paola Navone in Greece and I think it’s a feature that doesn’t get old and feels quite summery too. I love this painted rug very much. What do you think? Is it something you would like to do?
I’m starting a new Thursday feature called DETAILS dedicated to Interior Details. I don’t know about you but quite often, when I spend time on Pinterest, it’s very much one specific detail in an image that inspires me and leads me to click and discover a pretty cool home, a new Architecture Studio or a Designer. This gorgeous patio painted in pink did exactly that last year. So today, my first share is this white outdoor staircase which is part of a house in Hammamet, Tunisia renovated by SEPTEMBRE, a collective of French Architects from different backgrounds with complementary skills in architecture, urban planning, urban programming and interior design. This alone makes me want to go to Tunisia… // Photography: Sophia Baraket