Over time i have noticed that the interiors i am drawn to & that i love are most often designed or owned by antique dealers. It is the texture and scale and what feels like personal details that are imparted into the space ~ my latest swoon was Richard Shapiros’ Malibu Beach house recently featured in both Architectural Digest and Belle – the location is not bad either!
Love the scale & the mix of iron windows, antiques…
a view to the ocean through iron doors
The man behind the company, Axel Vervoordt has been on my radar for some years now, his interiors are mostly understated, for me it is interior architecture heaven, when both parts have equal say in the room. Such authenticity & simplicity. His sense of design is clearly genetic as Boris Vervoordts’ petite apartment in Antwerp has just featured in Vogue Living ~ the texture from both the hand adzed farmhouse door & the old leather club chair immediately caught my eye…
Architectural elements & aged finishes, herringbone tiles…what’s not to love?
Axel Vervoodt interior
And to the south of France, and to the kind of place that everyone wants to stay in when in Provence. This is the home of London based antique dealer, Appley Hoare – oh i wish just for a week or two….
Boris Vervoordt apartment in Antwerp
Last but not least the home of Alain & Brigitte Garnier – Belgium antiques dealers, you may have seen this home before – it has great appeal, as it feels very lived in and un-styled but so much thought has gone into achieving how it looks! The antique fixtures in the kitchen, rough hewn oak floors and the bluestone bench tops are very strong materials giving it such a grounded earthy feel….along with beautifully designed architectural features like the staircase below which would not pass our OH&S rules here in Australia -oh dear!
this would be nice for a week or two?
it’s all in the details…..
Love this view of the kitchen..texture, texture
alain & brigitte garnier’s kitchen
Love the ceiling….now easy to achieve this affect with the scrapwood wallpaper instore!
On my wishlist…sweet dreams