Aline Matsika

Posted on Mon, 27 Aug 2007 by KiM

Aline Matsika has an incredible talent for adding an ethnic African spin on contemporary and antique furniture. She began with a boutique in Paris and a decade ago opened one in Soho. Her pieces include Louis XVI chairs covered with antique fabric from Zaire and 1930’s armchairs covered with Senagalese cotton-and-raffia. Her spaces are thus very unique and so warm and inviting with beautiful patterns and woods. (HGTV’s Designstar finalist David used her products in his last room – I LOVED the huge floor lamp!)

J Lee says:

this post is awesome kim.
i’m working on a project right now for a client who loves modern design but is big into african art and culture as well and i was wondering how i would blend the two, now i have inspiration!
great post.

jenn~

kim. says:

Glad I could be of help Jenn – check out Aline’s site for more inspiration (and her amazing furniture and lighting).

Peggy says:

You’re right. Her lighting is amazing. Also love the white vases in the sixth pic.

purple says:

Very tasteful, I especially like the bedroom, it is so beautiful.

The African fabric as upholstery is amazing.

Peggy says:

Had to have another look at this fabulous post. Look at that seventh pic – profound. Has totally solved the dilemma for me of how to decorate a round room.

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