Thursday, April 19, 2012

Lovely Homes | Where Old Meets New

This Belle Époque house in Monaco is a wonderful mix of contemporary and old-world. I can only imagine how interesting it must be to ascend those minimal limestone stairs and find the rich wood library, filled to the brim with books...

This lovely exterior image foretells a beautiful story, hinting at the combination of styles found inside this home. Mixing modern elements among antiques is a favorite design technique of mine, and doing that room by room - rather than within individual rooms - is so interesting. A very traditional library can exist just off a contemporary kitchen, and so on...That way each area takes on a very distinct personality in the house. So beautiful!

Images of Mark Brockbank and Marco Orsini's home, designed by Marc Corbiau, via Architectural Digest, Photographer: Simon Watson.

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