Sunday, April 12, 2015

Over time the decorative style of my apartment in Paris and the house in the village have diverged as has my personal style. My apartment is starkly modern with glass topped tables, stainless steel and upholstered furniture from Ligne Roset. The house started similarly, with its cut stone walls and polished concrete floor. When you enter the house the kitchen is to the left. Along the wall there is a counter that contains a large work surface with a pot sink, a small commercial range/oven and the dishwasher. Across from it is an elliptical island that contains a larger sink, additional food prep area with under counter refrigerator and freezer. The island bar sits 6 comfortably and 8 in a pinch.

To the right, is the windowless wall that abuts the small garage with a wood stove centered on it. To the center is the stairs and landing that lead to my bedroom and the loft, under which, I keep a desk and a file cabinet making a tiny office. Facing the wood stove is a Cassina sectional that I can curl up on to read and serves as a spare bed.

That was pretty much how it was when I moved in, but it began to change. When I was in Morocco, I purchased two large wall hangings in Fes, one woven like a rug, the other painted and carved leather. These now bracket the wood stove and a Navajo rug is in front of the sectional. I was tempted to have more glass and stainless tables, but that idea was flipped and I went with brightly painted wood.

My personal style in the village? Neo-hippie.

Kim

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