French Interior Designer Jacqueline Morabito is by far my biggest inspiration in the world of interiors.
I love how she combines effortlessly the simple lines of a modern building with vintage, baroque and handmade textured objects.
Faithful to her signature style, Jacqueline Morabito’s home office exudes calm, peace and creativity.
Black & white photography, illustrations, books and drawings are casually displayed on a wall-mounted desk while wooden. While vintage furniture adds warmth and textured accents to an all-white room.
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The two vintage Fanett chairs designed by Ilmari Tapiovaara in 1949 pictured by the desk, beautifully contrasts with the peaceful, clutter-free monochrome room.
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.
For the little story, Jacqueline Morabito was the French Designer who inspired me to launch my concept store in 2005. I’ve written about her work, a number of times on the blog.
I had the pleasure to meet her in 2010.
We were on holidays near Aix-en-Provence 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.
During our time together, I took these pictures. Sadly, at the time my photography skills were not on par as they are now. Neither was my photo storage skills.
I have no idea where these pictures are now…probably on the drive of a dead laptop.
I had the chance to stock some of her beautiful designs in the BODIE and FOU collection. Unfortunately, these days, she focuses more on interior design than product design.
What do you think? Do you love Jacqueline Morabito’s style too?