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San Francisco a Certain Style Whitney Warren

Bereft of furniture…

and still a very well dressed room

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Love the contrast of rough walls with refined

gilt boiserie…

Marie Claire Maison

Always looking for a place to sneek in a round window

and what a ceiling to lie in bed looking up at…

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Axel Vervoordt styled the Tuscan palazzo of world-famous

piano duo, sisters Katia and Marielle Labèque…

Painted wood doors, paint accentuated surround,

beamed ceiling above plaster walls…

the huge stone ball carved by Buddhist monks sits off -side

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Architectural detail, frieze poured into a lovely, 18th century

Venetian mirrored cabinet..tall stemmed rock crystal

candlesticks by Vervoordt flickering in the reflection…

18th century Venetian mirror

18th century Venetian mirror

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Vervoordt designed chairs and coffee table…

The side table is one of many battered wooden tables throughout

the palazzo. Originally used by French peasants to sort grapes

in the vineyard, their  stains and cracks are carefully preserved…

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French alpine dining table is set with 18th century pewter plates

and 19th century silverwear…the murano glasses are from

Axel Vervoordt…

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Impressive architectural details…

what a way to start a room…

or a day

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Sources:

1) A Certain Style Diane Dorrans Saeks

2) Féau & Cie Boiserie here

3) Carolyn Quartermaine bedroom Marie Claire Maison

Last photos: Axel Vervoordt House and Garden 2002