January 29, 2014
Stiletto Inspiration in a Tangier Salon
Ever wonder where one finds the inspiration to design red-carpet-worthy footwear? The answer for Bruno Frisoni, creative director of Roger Vivier, is in his Moroccan retreat in the energetic city of Tangier. The designer and his partner Hervé Van der Straeten, who designed much of the lighting in the home, escape from their Parisian apartment to this oasis. We can see from their living room, that it's both a place of relaxation and inspiration, as the calming decor is also full of character. If this balance is something you're also after, follow in the footsteps of these worldly gents. If the investment of marble floors is being made, why not make it count? Get your money's worth by bringing the marble up from the floor and onto your mantle. Using the same material will bring the eye upward and offer a more luxe look. This can also be done with hardwood or tile, if marble isn't in the budget. A large sofa isn't always needed to make a room feel appropriate for lounging. By mixing up different chairs and ottomans, you can create a more intriguing seating scenario. This is not only good for admiring day to day, but also for large parties when guest are looking for intimate conversation spots. Leather chairs are always a good idea. The material is timeless, not only in durability, but also in style. However, too much leather can make a room feel overly rugged. Keep your scene fresh by pairing leather chairs with icy blue walls. The pairing of warm leather with chilly walls creates a perfect harmony, like a cool cocktail in the middle of a heatwave.
|French Woven Seat Leather Chairs, $1900 (For Two), 1st Dibs||Polar Ice #1660 Paint, From $37, Benjamin Moore||Obelisk Table Lamp, $214, All Modern|
|Slick End Table, $85, AllModern||Hervé Van der Straeten Ceiling Light, Price Upon Request, Ralph Pucci||Zaha Chair, $1195, Jayson Home|
|Scallop Shell Wall Sconce, $199, Shades of Light||Stenciled Zebra Hair on Hide Rug, $795, Williams-Sonoma||All Glass End Table, $519, Unique Style Solutions|