Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Home Style, Richly Romantic, Rome

Who doesn't need a little romance in their home?...

I've been admiring these images of this home for a while.  Belonging to two sisters, piano duo Katia and Marielle Labqueue, who worked together with friend, Belgian designer Axel Vervoordt to bring this 2 bedroom flat (part of a decaying 17th century palace in central Rome), back to life with an elegance and an old world flourish.  They also collaborated on a studio/rehearsal space.

It might still look like it still belongs in an era of antiquities, but the mod con's are concealed out of view.  Kitchen appliances are hidden inside a rustic cabinet made from a battered pine door dating from the 1600s and the home theater system hides behind a rich silk curtain.

Talk about up-cycling; there are antique metal rods that once supported a roof at the Louvre refashioned into railing, a Roman marble bathtub, and faded 18th century painted panels.

A very romantic view of the world don't you think?

18th century French table in the living room

19th century marble basin

Rehearsal room with Vervoordt designed sofa & table

More images via AD
Photos by Simon Watson


Audrey said...

This is a beautiful home! love the marble basin, and those copper pipes in the last image! wow!!!

Lisa Hjalt said...

I need a rehearsal room in my home ... even though I have nothing to rehearse. After seeing this one I just know I need one!!!

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