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another day for daydreaming

Posted: Nov 07 2013

It’s nearing the end of the week and I haven’t posted my ‘promised’ blog!! It’s been a busy week, but thought I could squeeze in another ‘daydream’ post :-)… After all, this weather is enough to make you wish you were on holidays in some exotic part of the world!

This home belongs to fashion designer John Rocha in St. Jean–Cap-Ferrat in the South of France. I have loved this home for a LONG time and constantly come back to it as a source of inspiration… probably mostly to do with the fact that it’s all white surfaces are just so nice and clean!!! Something I know we would struggle with here in Australia, with our lovely falling gum leaves and unpredictable weather patterns. I’ve always wished that our backyard could look like this, but as soon as I made the suggestion to Danny about painting the concrete floor white, he just looked at me as if I was crazy, and simply answered ‘No way!’. So I guess that’s out of the question… It was more a money saving idea to begin with, as eventually we’d love to fill what is quite a large area with some kind of amazing and probably very expensive pavers! And white does look very nice – especially in this home! We’ll see…

Anyway… apart from the very ‘minimalist’ modern style of the house, the space is still filled with personality. Pieces of furniture such as the slatted loungers and the wire chairs were picked up from flea markets in Paris and Nice, and the vintage kantha blanket on the end of the bed adds a burst of colour and texture.

I love the lush, tropical garden and the large brass urli used as a fire pit – so simple, yet so stylish. The African cloth cushions also add warmth and pattern to the hard white surfaces… such a calming combination… not too over the top. You could easily imagine a relaxing afternoon with good food and cocktails with friends in this backyard…

I don’t know about you, but I could move in tomorrow!!!

All photos from The Style Files

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