Interior Portraits

In traditional Japanese aesthetics, wabi-sabi is a world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. ~Wikipedia

Axel Vervoordt: Portraits Of Interiors, November 2019. Belgian designer, antiquaire master of minimalism, and one of the world’s most revered tastemakers Axel Vervoordt is out with a beautiful new book showcasing how he so skillfully incorporates nature, art, and timeless interiors to create living spaces that encourage self-reflection, inspiration, and serene simplicity. For a half century, Axel Vervoordt’s vision has been defined by a continual quest for harmony, beauty, and the creation of interior atmospheres that are rooted in the past, connected to the future, and imbued with wabi sabi style.

Eighteen residences ~from a New York penthouse or Moscow apartment to a waterfront estate in New England, and from a Tokyo dwelling to a Bordeaux wine château or a Wabi-Sabi farmhouse~ reveal how art complements architecture and the elements of nature in an alchemy of Vervoordt expression. Portraits of each residence ~including the Vervoordts’ own homes in Venice and Belgium~ feature sweeping vistas of the surrounding landscape and a tour through the interiors. Each detail ~from the materials used to the graceful placement of a well-chosen object~ offers deep insight into the Vervoordt design approach and abiding principles for living well.