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Maurice Padovani

Sometimes I take a sharp breath and release it slowly and softly through my pursed lips as I'm web surfing. Sometimes I find a place that is so perfect for me that there are no words. Sometimes my dreams come to life and jump from my computer screen. Sometimes I find an interior designer that has "it". Maurice Padovani has looked inside my mind and teased out a house that ticks all my boxes without ever having met me. There is one problem though. He built it in Marseilles, France not Australia. I'd have thought if he could read my mind without ever having met me he could get that right too. Oh well I'll just have to move to the South of France. Life is tough ;)

P.S. For those who found the OSB (oriented strand board) a little overpowering in a previous post, here it is again only "whitewashed".

Reader Comments (15)

Great space!!

11 Jul 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRachael

This home is so gorgeous ! Love the natural elements mixed with the modern architecture.


11 Jul 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLily

waouhhhh! I love it! I want to live here!

11 Jul 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLillyrose

Every now and then you add a post that makes me gasp! This is MY kind of place! Stunning!!

11 Jul 2011 | Unregistered Commenterz├╝rigirl

the walls here are great! Love the undulating wall covering. And the whitewash over the chip board turned out really well.

11 Jul 2011 | Unregistered Commentermbwife

this house is perfection. i love the art and the way the art relates to all of the other design elements. i share your sensibilty. a check in every box. one of the things i escpecially love is the perfection of the scale. the scale of the space and the scale of the elements. perfecton

11 Jul 2011 | Unregistered Commentermelaniem

Love the look! The modular seating and the dining space -- especially the cool chairs -- offer a truly creative design.

11 Jul 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEricafpc

Love the industrial/rustic combination of looks and I also love the floor hanging lamps they look great thanks for these pics!

11 Jul 2011 | Unregistered Commentermydeco

This place is spectacular! Anyone have an idea about the provenance of the white table lamp on the table under the stairs?

11 Jul 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Pretty neat! Have always loved the look of wood furniture and white walls so yes, it's no wonder why this one caught my attention! I must say those stairs are sexy!

12 Jul 2011 | Unregistered CommenterZsa Zsa

Thank God I live in Copenhagen, Denmark; i.e. only 2 hour flight from France ;)
Really beautiful interiors. The Ingo Maurer fits perfectly. Mine's hanging over the dining table.

12 Jul 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEwelina


Great pictures!
Does anyone know how the lamp (chandelier) whith those sheets of paper is called or from which designer it is? I'm looking for it badly! Thanks in advance.

24 Jul 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGuus

Guus, it's Ingo Mauer's Zettel'z 5 Chandelier

24 Jul 2011 | Registered CommenterKiM

Actually, your mind have no secret for me, and i love Australia and Australian Architects too, especially this one:

24 Aug 2011 | Unregistered Commentermaupado

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