Hello friends, Julie here from over at Chapman Interiors. Are you feeling Italian today? Good, because we are traveling to Rome where two sisters have reclaimed a once industrial warehouse and transformed it into a home and studio. The sisters (Diane and Evelyne de Clercq) happen to be designers, which will become beautifully apparent while on our tour..
I'm seriously considering taking up sewing if it means I can store spools of vibrant yarn in my studio. I can't get over how beautiful  and simple it is. Don't worry, I haven't overlooked the to-die-for antique doors. The sisters scoured Italian flea markets for months collecting doors for the whole home (please excuse me while i whimper with jealousy).
The open kitchen is perfectly European with simple cabinets and limited uppers. The hand-painted tile adds a very personal element, and the sleep appliances and industrial touches balance the old world charm.
I'm dying a million ways for this office space! The illustrated closet drawing on the (wonderfully tall) wall, the desk floating mid-room, the colorful pencil holders, the kelly green task lamp, and a petite Asian screen. It's all so simple and absolutely stunning. (But where, pray tell, do they sit?)
The exterior of the home seems to be wrapped in vintage glass - hello natural light. The doors coordinate with the buffet and the green bowl is the perfect pop of color.
Ready for patio time and a bellini after a long day of combing the Italian flea markets? Me too.

While not too many of us are enjoying a restored warehouse in Rome, we can use this space to inspire ours with:
* Simple pieces in wood and metal.
* Accessories should be bright, graphic shapes. (This is especially key to this project.)
* Various hand-painted works.
* Case goods with glass doors.
* Maybe there's even room for a good illustration on your walls?
Hope your Tuesday is as fab as this home! Ciao bellas!


(Images courtesy Marie Claire Maison)