A designer’s home in a Swiss castle

Posted on Mon, 19 Nov 2018 by KiM

I know I am not the only one who dreams of living in a castle (France perhaps?), and I recently discovered a designer who is living my dream. Jorge Canete lives in a Swiss castle built in 1725 called le château de Saint Saphorin sur Morges and it truly is a vision from my dreams. Given its appearance inside, I would say it is something Jorge dreamt of and was able to bring to life. Books float in mid-air, a pendant light mimics a cloud, keys dangle from a crystal chandelier, pages torn from books flutter against walls….it is only missing a princess. (Photos from Jorge’s website and this feature in Côté Maison with photos by Jean-Marc Palisse)

(for more of Jorge’s work I featured this project last month in case you missed it)

Moyra says:

Thank you for sharing this wonderful place. I find Everything about it is beautiful and inspiring.

sibille says:

Oops, got something wrong with the year (1975) there. The Château de Saint-Saphorin-sur -Morges has been around for a bit longer as it was actually built in the 17th century. Love your blog, though! :-))

KiM says:

EEEKKK I mistyped! Thx!

Rainy says:

Clouds? He should try again. Pages on the walls? Yikes. The hanging keys are cool though. This comes under the category, ‘to each their own’, eh?!! 😉

OMG every square inch of this home is ingenious perfection. I LOVE all the references to words, texts, books. I also love the art and the idiosyncratic presentation of the art. Oh, and what about those graphic textiles used as upholstery? Nothing new about that concept, but beautifully and subtley executed here. Excuse me now. I have to spend the next 8 hours examining each one of these pics Thank you!

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