Monday, August 02, 2010

Luminous Space









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.

5 comments :

Shannon said...

Its as if everything she owns is beautiful...no clutter!

I bet she packs light when she travels too!

Lou said...

Being Dutch myself, Li's interior strikes me as very (contemporary) Dutch - plain, no nonsense and somewhat rustic. Of course, it's stylish but it's also rather bloodless - to my mind. A bit too much of a nunnery, too severe. And I dearly miss ART. I mean non-functional art as in a panel or a painting. Couldn't live without it myself - and couldn't live without some funk, some color, some playfulness. Not that anyone is asking. Ha! But then, bluntness is a typical Dutch trait as well.

Thanks for the pics.

emma said...

I've kept photos of Li Edelkoort's house in my inspiration portfolio for ages. Such amazing style!

stylelab-interior.com said...

I miss nothing in Li`S house. Every thing and furniture is on the right place. I got so much inspiration from her works.
And what a wonderfull light in her rooms!

house and lot for sale philippines said...

What a beautiful space t live in there.

Deirdre G

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