Monday, July 21, 2008

Focus on a Collector's Home

Hugo Zandberg was born in Capetown, South Africa and has
garnered acclaim for his raw approach in mixing items and for
his sophisticated use of lighting. After moving to London in 1996,
he worked under David Champion and four years ago, set up his
company, Hubert Zandberg Interiors.

He recently completed the decoration of a house in Little Venice,
London and this post showcases this home. As a collector himself,
Zandberg has quite a way of mixing and blending collections and
various items together.

The gorgeous bedroom above is a great example of what Zandberg
considers to be the perfect paint color for artwork. "It's grey taupe
with an aubergine bias, which is much mores suited for putting art
onto than white, for instance. The colour also absorbs more light, so
an image is further pronounced," he explains.

Judging from the bedroom above, I'm inclined to agree with the him.

Zandberg also has a philosphy which describes his raw approach.
"There is so much out there that it can be quite overwhelming. I
believe that one should snap up art and furniture, as and when one
comes across them, without necessarily having a position for any piece
in mind. You can find a place for them later."

Just look at the rich mix of pillows and textures in the bedroom
above? I'm totally hooked!

Different angles of a large drawing room.

A place for a study.

A different angle from the same
bedroom as the first photograph.

A rich living room in hues of plum and brown.

And a wonderful mix of midcentury modern
furniture and art for the dining area.

A small conservatory off of the dining room
that serves as a great place to lounge. Zandberg
takes many different kinds of objects and mixes
them beautifully here.

Unfortunately, I was unable to locate a website
for Zandberg but his offices are in Nottinghill
in London.

I hope you enjoyed the house as much as I did.

All photos from Conde naste
House & Garden South Africa.


mandco said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing this inspiering home. Collections adds so much interest and soul to an interior! :-)

Suzy said...

What a great designer, thanks for the introduction. I love all those images, but especially the plum/brown living room. Scrumptious!

Discount Designer Fabrics Online said...

Thank You Alkemie, for this posting. The painting over the Master bed truly intrigued me. It"POPS"with a kaleidoscope of human bodies. Genius composition.


FancyPants-design said...

Amazing!! You always indroduce the best designers!! said...

Awww... what an envious view, indeed! I myself is struggling to decorate my petité bedroom §:-))

Well, I just dream big...

Thanks that i slided in, in your blog. It's amazing. Keep up the good work.

Greetings from Stockholm,

P.S. my bloglink doesn't work, for some reasons §:-(

Pls follow the link below if ever you have to drop by though nothing special in there.


Fifi Flowers said...

I know I asked someone this question... maybe even you... sorry if I did not listen... is House & Garden magazine still in other countries? I miss it HERE!

Love the collection in the conservatory... you're right the mix is wonderful!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by... love your visits!

Visual Vamp said...

It's my birthday today and I am treating myself by reading my favorite blogs. I just love the use of the over size art work.

thrilled by the thought said...

I love the second bedroom. So pretty

Monika Dubska said...

The rooms are all so pretty!

Hope to hear from you!
Take care,
Monika ♥

maison21 said...

i like!

xango said...

The interior decoration of this house is marvelous.

coco+kelley said...

loving this totally eclectic mix! my style has definitely shifted towards this lately... great inspiration!

Rebecca said...

Hi there,
love your blog - it seems we share the smae taste as I posted soem pics of this interior on my blog a while ago. Totally fell in love with the "Africanissimo" look while I was on holiday in South Africa. I think it's going to be a strong theme coming through in Interiors.

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