Directorio Deco by Gloria Gonzalez

Month: September 2016

It’s Better in the Bahamas

From the very first moment I saw this home in House & Garden I fell in love with it. It’s classic, fresh, timeless and all the elements seem to be just the right ones. Relaxed sophistication at its best.

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Pictures : House and Garden.

Glorious Green

I must admit this season I’m slightly obsessed with Green. Moss, Emerald, Sage, Jade, Olive…the possibilities are endless! Below I’m sharing with you some fabulous rooms where this colour really makes a difference.

Designer Sheila Bridges' Harlem apartment.
Designer Sheila Bridges’ Harlem apartment.

 

Designer Sheila Bridges' Harlem apartment.
Designer Sheila Bridges’ Harlem apartment.

 

 Greystone Show House 2015 by Mark D Sikes. Table cover in Soane Britain's Fez Stripe fabric
Greystone Show House 2015 by Mark D Sikes. Table cover in Soane Britain’s Fez Stripe fabric

 

Design: Jane Hawkins Hoke. Photo: Annie Schlechter
Design: Jane Hawkins Hoke. Photo: Annie Schlechter

 

Frank Faulkner home. Photo: Pernille Loof
Frank Faulkner home. Photo: Pernille Loof

 

Cameron Diaz New York apartment by Kelly Wearstler
Cameron Diaz New York apartment by Kelly Wearstler

 

Shelley Johnstone design
Shelley Johnstone design

 

Shelley Johnstone design
Shelley Johnstone design

 

Pierre Bergé's Paris apartment
Pierre Bergé’s Paris apartment

 

Lorenzo Castillo
Lorenzo Castillo

Villa Santo Sospir

Villa Santo Sospir is without a doubt one of the most special homes on the French Riviera.  This unique property was bought by Alex Weisweiller as a gift to his wife, Francine Wisweiller after the Second World War. Madeleine Castaing, a close friend to Mrs Weisweiller was in charge of the decoration and yes, there was a leopard carpet among other fabulous details. In 1950, Jean Cocteau visited the house and left his mark in the most beautiful way. Cocteau painted (or in his own words “tattooed”) the house walls with amazing frescoes, most of them inspired by Greek Mythology.

Villa Santo Sospir, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat

Villa Santo Sospir, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat

Villa Santo Sospir, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat

Villa Santo Sospir, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat

Three years after he painted the walls, Cocteau designed the mosaics for the entrance. Villa Santo Sospir, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat

Francine Wisweiller, Villa Santo Sospir
Francine Wisweiller

Villa Santo Sospir, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat

Villa Santo Sospir, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat
The Dining Room tapestry was also designed by Cocteau

Villa Santo Sospir, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat

Villa Santo Sospir, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat

Pictures: 1, 2, 3, 4: Stefano Bandito 5,6,7,8 Villa Santo Sospir 9 Chaira Colombini  10 Fabrizio Rollo

Villa Santo Sospir. 14, Avenue Jean Cocteau, 06000 St Jean Cap Ferrat