Monday, August 02, 2010
Li Edelkoort was initially drawn to her beautiful Paris apartment by, she says, "... a natural light that reminds me of Italy." Edelkoort, editor of Bloom and a professional trendsetter, wanted to retain the authenticity and charm of her home, so she kept the interior as simple as possible — the color white, wooden signs and her collection of objects from all over the world are the main elements. Ideally she wanted her home to be a retreat, where " ... she could build memories and emotions through objects."
Edelkoort's apartment is on three floors, with a soaring double height living room acting as the centrepiece. The kitchen opens onto a conversation area in the living area, while the bedrooms are in a more private space, separate from the rest of the house. There is little furniture, which contributes to the mood of airiness — with the exception of the kitchen, where pots, dishes and utensils are left exposed, creating a pleasant confusion. Edelkoort says that "(f)or the first time in my life I feel I have made a nest ... where I enjoy working and enjoy the rare moments of solitude and relaxation." And who wouldn't feel relaxed in such a beautiful and tranquil home? More photos here. Via Marie Claire Italia.