Peaceful residences to remember – Axel Vervoordt ‘Portraits of Interiors’
October 31, 2019
Dear readers, not sure if it’s just the timing that is closer to Christmas, or simply a coincident, there are so many beautiful books released recently, and chief among them, is the new book by one of my beloved Belgian Interior Designer, Antiquarian and Collector, Mr. Axel Vervoordt, titled ‘Portraits of Interiors’, published by Flammarion, which I was exhilarated to have a first-hand preview of the new book, during one of their exhibition opening reception at Axel Vervoordt Gallery Hong Kong about weeks ago.
Just released in October 2019 with photography by Ms. Laziz Hamani and text by Mr. Michael James Gardner, this new book offers another visual pleasure and tranquility through the new projects by the Designer himself, with the quintessential Axel Vervoordt aesthetic that not only soothes one’s mind by taking one away from the hustling and chaotic reality, but also as a gentle inspiration of reshuffling around an interior space with the artistic and tasteful eyes, to ignite one’s sense of awareness; it’s a beautiful coffee table book that symbolizes the unity of style, harmony and art.
Featuring seventeen recently-designed residences, which many of them were previously unseen, from an urban New York Penthouse or Moscow apartment to a waterfront estate in New England, and from Tokyo dwelling to a Mediterranean villa or a Wabi-Sabi barn in Flanders (also, the Designer’s own homes in Venice and Belgium too!), each interior projects are mesmerizing and utterly inspirational, the sumptuously taken photographs which brings out the beauty and precision about the Designer’s taste and attention to details, have a closer look with the materials used, and the artful way to place each piece of well-chosen object and art pieces, which expresses the message about the significance of well-being, the balance of work and living, and the passion of l’art de vivre.
When I flipped over pages of the new book, something that evokes me is the warmth that offers through these new residential projects, along with the fascinating mix of antique and art, it seems that this particular copy is relatively suitable for a festive present given the warm palette from the cover to the photos inside, it’s a cozy visual touch to one’s mind when looking at these calming, effortless-looking (but of course in reality it takes a lots of work to complete) and tastefully decorated interior spaces.
After have a sneak peak in here, do share with me which residence project(s) inspires you the most.