It’s time for another Ikea Favourite! Some of you may notice that I’ve changed this column’s name from Ikea Top 5 to Ikea Favourites - that’s because there are so many products to discuss – I wouldn’t like to stop after the fifth already! Until now I’ve discussed Ikea rugs, the Forsa desk lamp and Rast chest of drawers. […]
It is quite a bit younger than most other historic homes discussed in this series, but certainly not less impressive or authentic: Villa Necchi Campiglio, an architectural gem tucked away in a quiet, leafy side street in the chaotic city center of Milan.
I didn’t say the next item was going to be a pretty thing by itself. So be warned before you read on..
Next time you visit Brussels, skip the Grand Place, Manneken Pis and the Atomium. Be original and head to the neighbourhood of Saint-Gilles instead, to pay a visit to the former house and studio of the famous Art Nouveau architect Victor Horta (1861-1947).
I can be very short and clear about my next Ikea favourite – the Forsa lamp.
With my background in art history and conservation of historic interiors, it isn’t a surprise that I love to visit historic house museums. It’s not just the beautiful architectural elements and furnishings in them that are a joy to look at – for me it’s even more so about getting a glimpse of how people […]
Your room. Or one of your walls, at least. Why? Because I can’t (I rent) and someone should be doing it. Black walls are gorgeous.