25 September 2012

{Cozy Home, the British Way}

{Source: The English Home Magazine}

{A Stately Old House in Cantabria, Spain}

Inside and out, the stones of this Cantabrian are witness of centuries steeped in history and different lives. Before half-ruined tower, mansion today, decoration and art exudes hearth like the antiques that invade every corner. Pure character.

Mixtures confirm the bold decorative personality of the owner, an art collector. A dining table plays with old garden chairs repainted in white, while a ceramic stove made ​​by artisans of Florence rests a wooden floor demolition.
Passionated about African tribal art and sacred art, the owner of this home meets his antique pieces collected of his travels around the world. Antiques roam freely through any area, even in the kitchen, white, functional, and gold filigree sculptures are beautiful.
All rooms in the house have a wide range to accommodate large parts and to give greater prominence to the sculptures and antiques. In general, it is a relaxed decoration, without pre aesthetic standards. It completely avoids the rigidity to make way for the mixtures.
The bathroom is delightful combination: boards recovered ancient railings, lampposts flanking the sink XVIII French ancestors boxes, an old iron radiator and a bold color scheme, but fresh, which enhances the semidorados and forgings. A ragged beauty that dazzles.

{Source: Westwing Magazine}