Located near the ski runs of Megève in the French Alps, Le Chalet Zannier takes stealth luxury to a new level. Zannier worked closely with Belgian architecture and interior design firms to create a vision of comfort, from the furniture to the towels to the handmade ceramics.
This week we have been delving into interiors of 'Pleasant Decay'. An 18th century East London home that was 'discovered' behind steel shutters and modern shop fronts has been beautifully restored by its Architect owners. Most of the interior furnishings were salvaged from streets or skips and some ceramics from underneath the kitchen floor!
From London to Nigeria we see basic materials transformed into beautiful interiors and structures that are timeless, such as these mud huts that look like anything but.
This week we’re getting ourselves down to Tate Britain for a unique sensory stimulation! Hopefully we’ll find some great inspiration for creating holistic environments and to get us thinking even further about the importance of textures, colours and lighting. Find our more in the link below and be sure to get yourselves down too.
Villa Lena is much more than just a traditional Tuscan retreat. The artist residency and hotel provides a cultural experience for its guests, with interiors that Include large tapestries, heavy stone floors and soft furnishings. The environment is a creatively inspiring and serene place.
We believe a good piece of furniture design is beautiful from every angle. This chair by Milo Baughman certainly hits the nail on the head. The chair anchors itself to the ground with its low centre of gravity. We're a big fan of Baughman's work and we can't wait to buy more of his items for our upcoming projects.
It was a year ago that Deborah Tarr's work caught our eye, on display in the window of one of our favourite contemporary art galleries, Cadogan Contemporary. Tarr’s work experiments with aspects of modernism, minimal abstract painting and arte povera. Make sure to check out her most recent work via the link below.
At Alexander Waterworth Interiors we look for rare and unique pieces of furniture to allow our spaces to flourish.
This weekend we were lucky enough to visit Copenhagen's innovative trade show - Northmodern. Their celebration of holistic, sustainable and contemporary living has provided us with inspiration to create some beautiful Scandinavian spaces.
Whilst we were getting some great new suppliers we were able to explore Copenhagen's beautiful City and find some iconic items. From handmade pottery to to bespoke furniture.
In this months issue of WOI we are enlightened to see what happens when two Parisian designers move to the outskirts of Nairobi and build a house. The result is a beautiful, minimal home that uses simple local materials to show off bright and airy spaces. From Africa to Denmark, we see a 17th Century 'sea captains farmsted' that is captured in time, and remained unchanged since the late 1700's. It has been purchased by the National Museum of Denmark so we will be able to enjoy this historical gem for many years to come!
This week we bring you a selection of pages from the diarys of Pep Carrió. Carrió, originally from Palma de Mallorca, transforms his weekly journals into a visual feast. Using a familiar day-to-day item to hide symbolic and emphatic sketches holds a subtle irony that we are happy to be appreciating on this cloudy Monday afternoon. Please click below to check out more of Carriós art.
We checked out the Agnes Martin exhibition at the Tate Modern. Agnes Martin is perhaps best recognized for her evocative paintings marked out in subtle pencil lines and pale colour washes. Martin lived and worked in New York and became a key figure in the 1950's and 1960's abstraction. In 1967 as her art was gaining acclaim she left the city in search of solitude and silence. She traveled across the U.S. and Canada before settling in New Mexico. She was able to continue to make extraordinary, visionary paintings over three decades until her death in 2004. Martin believed that spiritual inspiration and not intellect created great art.