simple and serene

I really like the clean lines of built-in sofas, particularly for indoor-outdoor spaces like this one in Mauritania.  Unpretentious fabrics and simple tables give the tile floor center stage, making for a serene place to start the day or relax after a swim.  image:  Côté Sud Magazine linen & lavender see our new site:

Design Daily – The X factor

The X factor:  That intangible “something” that makes a person, place or thing special or intriguing. In design, restraint is often the most essential element in achieving the drama and intrigue we seek. A bare wall, an uncluttered tabletop —a stage for light and shadow to play out their dramatic roles.  linen & lavender see our new site:

Design Daily – zen living

Côté Ouest Fev-Mar 2005 linen & lavender .. Côté Ouest magazine subscription in the emporium (us) ~ (de) see our new site:

Design Daily – industrial zen

 “Zen bathroom,” Axel Vervoordt Image from Timeless Interiors by Axel Vervoordt linen & lavender  Axel Vervoordt’s Timeless Interiors in  the emporium Editions in English: (us) ~ (uk) ~ (ca) ~ (fr) ~ (de) ~ (it) ~ (es) Editions in other languages: (fr) Français (de) Deutsch see our new site: