Wednesday, July 06, 2011
The Marseille home of designer Fabienne Collombel is a reflection of her adventurous personality — Fabienne loves to travel, and she's surrounded herself with beautiful souvenirs of her voyages. Her favourite parts of the world are Africa (Fabienne grew up in Cameroon and Libya), India and Southeast Asia, where she explores offbeat places for the unusual and unique. In her own work as a designer, she often takes the odd items discovered in her travels and puts them together in interesting ways — like the Castafiore collection of jewelry, with necklaces that are both baroque and bohemian in design. Back at home, a relaxed mix of French sofas, Indian rugs, plastic mats from Togo and the odd Ikea piece are a testament to her open and democratic approach to design. More here on Marie Claire Maison.