I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year’s – Holly and I have both enjoyed ours immensely! But we are back now, so I hope you like all the lovely content that January holds.
For Christmas, I was lucky enough to be gifted Freunde Von Freunden’s delightful book , launched back on November 15th 2011 in collaboration with Christian Boros together with his Publishing House Distanz. The book is a brilliant showcase of the supremely vibrant and charismatic interiors of some very interesting Berliners’ homes.
Since Christmas day I have been leafing through its pages with complete delight and I have also become a convert to Freunde von Freuden’s equally thrilling website, which is an internationl interview magazine that seeks out creatives around the world, from Iceland to Sao Paolo!
Having lived in Paris for 6 months of my life (and romanticised about it for the rest…) I was immediately drawn to photographer, David Bornscheuer’s appartment. While I have to admit, that it was the breathtaking panaramic views of Paris from his balcony (above) and the balcony itself (below) with its oh-so Parisian elegance, that first caught my eye, the interior is very charming indeed.
As far as interiors go, I am a big advocate of homes that look not only loved but lived it. Freunde Von Freunden’s photoshoot at Bornscheuer’s home most definitely fits the bill! While the deliciously warm wooden furniture and flooring add an antiquity to this interior, I absolutely adore the subtle use of accesorizing such as Bornscheuer’s record player and records, the dried flowers and the quaint red and white table cloth (bottom).
Framed pictures on the floor rather than on the wall are one of my true interior loves…. effortlessly charming.
The terracotta shade of many of Bornscheuer’s soft furnishings work well with his wooden theme, allowing for a retro finish.
Lovely plank shelving and dried flowers – very Parisian Chic. Both in this picture (above) and the one below, the massive windows allow for a beautiful light to plunge through, making these rooms excellent in their simplicity. A simplicity that probably wouldn’t work as well in a darker room.
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As we all know, cake is ALWAYS an added bonus.
What do you guys think of this minimal yet chic parisian home?