Renovation

CARLO SCARPA


A great part of renovating is waiting, long and utterly boring wait... Patience, or rather the lack of patience is one of my characteristics. I want things to happen right away. So at this stage of our renovation the small part of patience that I actually possess is slowly diminishing into thin air. We were planned to move in this upcoming weekend, about two weeks delayed already. Yesterday the contractor told us, that's not happening. He will let us know later today when this magical move will occur...

Well, while I´m practicing this non characteristics of mine called patience, waiting for a new postponed move-in date, I´m working on finding an Italian glass chandelier. As you maybe already noticed I'm kind of obsessed with lightning, I love lamps. I think that lamps and carpets are one of those things that people in general misses when decorating at home.
So, I have been searching for an Italian style glass chandelier, 60's or 70's style. And the one that really got me hooked was this Carlo Scarpa one. After some research I might have to reconsider my first hand choice after discovering the some what high price range of these babies... I girl can still wish...

When conducting my search I learned that Carlo Scarpa was a most talented Italian architect from Venice, active upon his death in 1978. He was inspired of nature, used elements of water and often included garden architecture to his projects. Japan was also a great source of inspiration, which you can easily see in the clean lines and his selections of material.  

Brion Cemetery

Brion Cemetery

Brion Cemetery

Brion Cemetery

Stairs

Stairs

Olivetti Showroom

Olivetti Showroom

Bank Popolare di Verona

Bank Popolare di Verona

Carlo Scarpa

IN THE MOOD AUGUST


After a long and well needed vacation, things are slowly getting back to normal. The kids are having their last week off before school and day care starts on Monday. Even I am slowly getting back into old routines. The weather have been wonderful for almost the whole summer and the sun keeps delivering, leaving opportunities of late afternoon dips in the ocean, having an ice cream in the park and foremost a possibility to postpone the fall for a at least a couple of weeks more.

Our home is slowly coming together, but as I am of a somewhat inpatient nature I´m about to burst into pieces if we wont be able to move in within two weeks. The bathrooms should be done by late next week and the kitchen week after. But as I have some experience from renovations or total make overs as this one, I shouldn't relay on deadlines...

Last couple of weeks I've been going over how to furnish the new place. Not always an easy task, especially as we this time are moving into a place that are actually less square meters then we had before. The color scheme we went for this time is more neutral, shades of white and gray. I´m also really into black and white. You who follow me on Instagram already know I've picked out a black and white marble floor for the hallway. Black and white is a classic combination that works not only interior wise but also in fashion wise. It´s just one of those combinations that never fails.

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