Design + Art + Interiors + Coolhunting Inspiration from Italy

BLACK TUB
I just love this bathroom in total black tadelakt by French designers Studio Ko who designed Villa E, a mountain lodge built on the foothills of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco.
Lug 23, 2014 / 1 nota

BLACK TUB

I just love this bathroom in total black tadelakt by French designers Studio Ko who designed Villa E, a mountain lodge built on the foothills of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco.

Lug 22, 2014 / 6 note

THE LOVELY HOUSE OF A DESIGN BUYER

This is the house of Lina Kjellvertz, a buyer at HM Home, who also runs the vintage shop Dusty Deco in Stockholm with her husband Edin. These are some pics from their home featured in the magazine "The Way We Play". I love the way books and magazines play a key role in the house interior decor! Via Lotta Agaton blog

Lug 21, 2014 / 3 note

RIAD MENA: MODERN MOROCCAN PARADISE IN MARRAKESH

Bought by Philomena Merckoll, contemporary art guru, this stunning riad has been restored together with interior designer Romain Michel Ménière. The guest house has been decorated combining local materials and features with design pieces coming from different part of the world. Italian wooden chairs from the 50’ies and design icon chairs by Knoll are mixed together with African art crafts and contemporary art pieces. So nice and welcoming!

 

Lug 16, 2014 / 9 note

LA CENTRALE, INDUSTRIAL DESIGN & VINTAGE DECOR SERVICES

I recently discovered La Centrale, a paradise for industrial design lovers, vintage addicts and reclaimed design junkies. Alberto, art director and founder of La Centrale, offers many professional services to his clientele such as interior design & styling, event decoration, retail design as well as on demand custom made design pieces. In the showroom, located in Treviso, near Venice, you can find all sort of cool vintage objects and furniture carefully selected all over Europe and then restored or re-assembled in order to create unique designs. I could have spent days in this showroom, so inspiring! info@lacentrale-interni.com

Lug 14, 2014 / 5 note

SPITBANK FORT: LUXURY HOTEL IN A BRITISH CHIC VICTORIAN FORT

Spitbank Fort dates back to the late 1800s, when Lord Palmerston, the former Prime Minister, commissioned it in order to protect Portsmouth harbour from French invasion. The fort has recently restored and turned into a luxury hotel, boasting lovely original distressed-brick walls and riveted ceilings, nine bedrooms, a Laurent-Perrier Champagne bar, a wine cellar and a rooftop pool. If you are into naval history and British cool, being Portsmouth one of the most important Royal Navy bases, this is definitely the place to be! Book a visit also to the restored battle ships HMS Victory and HMS Warrior. Click here to explore the fascinating naval history of Portsmouth. 

Lug 11, 2014 / 3 note

GOA BEACH HOUSE

This is the beautiful beach house of French native designer Laurence Doligé in Goa, India. via Lonny.com. I love the bedroom!

Lug 10, 2014 / 24 note

BY LASSEN DANISH DESIGN COMPANY

By Lassen is a Danish design brand that owns the rights to the designs of two of Denmark’s greatest architects - Mogens Lassen (1901-1987) and Flemming Lassen (1902-1984). Nowadays by Lassen is a family business whose simple mission is to carry the Lassen legacy forward. From their latest designs, I like Kubus, the candle holder, especially the copper style. Great for styling your coffee table! 

Lug 9, 2014 / 3 note

INTERVIEW WITH VOSGESPARIS

One of the design blogs that I actually read every day is Vosgesparisa blog “with a focus on scandinavian design and ideas on decorating with minimal colour & maximum style" by Desiree, a Dutch girl who live in Amsterdam with an amazingly cool taste in home decor. Read her interview below:  
- when and why did you start blogging?
I started writing my blogs at the end of 2007. Before that, I was a member of an online home decor forum: together we talked about our homes, our finds in home decor stores and flee markets and shared pictures. I loved to make little still lives with flee market finds and photograph them. Then one day I came across ‘a blog’, I remember it was a French blog and I loved to see how you could beautifully combine sentences along pictures. Then I started my blog Vosgesparis. Amsterdam Next, as I nowadays call my city guide, started even earlier. Many people from the forum used to ask me where to go and share my favourite interior design shops with them… as I kept writing long emails I made a simple A4 with a walking route to follow and that now is my other blog.
 - what are your sources of inspiration?
It’s a cliché to say you can find inspiration everywhere around you, but I do think there is something true about it. I guess it is all about what you do with it. If I come across something I like, I can use that another time and maybe combine it with something else. Traveling inspires me, it makes my head empty and opens doors for new projects. It makes me happy and gives me that free feeling the world is on your feet and you only have to explore it and find new opportunities. 
- what do you like about Italian design?
With my blog I focus more on Scandinavian design. But I really admire Italian designer Paola Navone though. The homes designed by her and also many of her furniture is totally my taste. She often uses different materials next to each other, like wood and stone. It gives her homes something unexpected and a kind of raw elegance I also love to use in my own home.
-3 design things you are obsessed with right now…
The above picture features the home of Andrea Falkner designed by Paola Navone (photocredit Max Zambelli) one of my favorite home decor ever!
Lug 4, 2014 / 2 note

THE BLACK AND WHITE BEDROOM OF A FASHION BLOGGER

This is the bedroom of Dutch fashion blogger Cindy Van Der Heyden from cottds.com. I am in love with the black details of her room. I think that her bedside table is actually the coolest I have ever seen! Via VosgesParis

Lug 3, 2014 / 4 note

COUNTRY CHIC HOUSE IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE

Anne-Catherine Scoffoni is a photographer specialized in interiors and lifestyle. The house that she portrayed in the pics above is located in the heart of the Languedoc vineyards in France. More pictures of the house and Anne-Catherine’s lovely portfolio here. Via Decordemon.