I have been following Atelier Vime for some time now on Instagram, and it finally dawned on me that I should feature this truly magical French shop/design studio here on the blog. They are a vintage basketry shop and producer of wicker, rattan and rope furniture, located in Vallabrègues in an 18th century hôtel particulier. You would never know their photos were actually “product” shots as the architectural details and styling of the spaces is consistently exemplary.
I love the drama and moodiness of a home that is steeped in history like this beautiful, almost gothic style former painting studio in Cape Cod. Keeping the old wooden beams in their natural state was a smart move here. The dark wood enhances the beautiful shapes and makes this home so cozy and inviting. I could not love this more. Designed by David Cafiero, photos by Stephen Kent Johnson. (Jo featured a barn that I believe is on the property here).
From the master of the mix, interior designer and dealer Serge Castella comes a countryside residence that is chic and sophisticated while being bucolic and relaxed. A pastoral poem and an ode to collectable cool.
This home is everything that would never come to your mind when you think of a townhouse in New York City. Exposed wood ceilings, extra wide wood floors, painted brick, concrete walls, steel and wood staircase, linen curtains, a stone tub…..this is everything you want in a raw, natural, earthy, wabi-sabi, zen-like retreat. I am in complete awe of the architecture and the incredibly well curated collection of furnishings. Designed by David Cafiero. (Photos: Stephen Kent Johnson)