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E N V I E

I N T E R I O R S

ENVIED SEPT EMBER / OCTOBER 2017

1 YEAR ANNIV ERSARY ISSUE

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LOVE

LIVE

THE ENVIE INTERIOR


E D I T O R ’ S W E CO N ST ANT L Y IN T ER A CT W I T H T HI NG S T HR O UGH O UT T HE D A Y ( AN D N IGH T ) - W E T O UC H T HE M, T HE Y T OU CH US . E AC H I NT E R A CT IO N IS A C ON NE CT IO N, S OME PL E ASU R A BLE, SO ME I NT OLER A BL E, B UT AL L I NES C A P AB LE. T EXT UR E IS S E DU CT IV E. I T PU LL S US I N W IT H J UST A L O OK, PLE A D IN G T O BE T OU CH E D. OUR SEN SES AR E C UR I O US FR OM B IR T H . B AB IES LE AR N W IT H T HE IR E VER Y SE NSE, N OT YET KN OW I NG W H AT T O W EL C OME OR W H AT T O BE W AR Y O F. T EXT UR E W IT H I N I NT E R I OR S SH O UL D A B O VE A LL, BE IN V IT IN G, R EG AR DL ES S T HE M O O D B EIN G PR E SENT E D. T EM PT AT I O N IS I T ’S A I M. W I LL IN G T H E SK IN T O T I NGLE W IT H ANT I C IP A T I ON, HA N DS E AGER T O D I S C O VER. SI LK Y, ST I F F, C OL D, CRE AS E D, PL US H, PR I CK L Y, F URR Y, F IRM.

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L E T T E R I F A V O UR A NE UT R AL P ALET T E W HE N CR E AT IN G A N INT E R I OR R I C H IN T EXT UR E. T HI S A LL OW S T HE C OM P OS IT I ON T O CR E AT E I NT ER E ST , R A T HER T H AN C OL OU R . T HE E Y E IS F OR CE D T O L O O K F OR W H AT D I F FER E N T I AT ES T HE OB JE CT S IN T HE L A N DS C AP E, T HER E F OR E R EL Y IN G O N T HE NU A NC ES BET W EE N T HEM. I S U BM IT T E D T O T E XT UR AL P LE AS UR E IN O UR CUR R ENT AP AR T M ENT . T HE P AL ET T E O F BL A C K A N D O Y ST ER IS E MB R O I DER E D W IT H SUR F A CE DET A IL. T HE C HO I CE O F M AT ER I AL SU P PL IES P AT T ER N AN D C OL O UR , W H IL ST SE LE CT I O NS F A VO UR M Y SI GN AT U R E BE A CH, B O HEM IA N, B OUR G E OI S AE ST HET I C T O S P AW N T HE ST O R Y.

TO P T I P - L A YER ING IS KE Y! I H OP E TH I S IS SUE I NS P IRES A FE W W A Y S I N W HI CH T O A CH IE VE T EXT UR AL S A T IS F A CT I O N I N Y O UR OW N HO ME!

I t ’ s b e e n a ye a r o f ch a n ge a n d c o n se q u e n t i a l l y e te r n a l i n s p ir a t i o n f r o m o u r n e w h o me , t h e K in g d o m o f B a h r a in . ENVIED strives to continue the ENVIE EVOLution, inhaling the m e l t i n g p o t o f c u l t u r e s we a r e i m m e r se d i n a n d t r a n s l a t i n g i t i n t o a m b i t i o u s y e t a t t a i n a b l e i de a s f o r o u r h o m e s . Our mission is simply to share and i n s p i r e t h r o u g h o u r e x p e r i e n ce s , e x c i t e th e e ye , s t i m u l a t e t h e se n s e s a n d e s se n t i a l l y f a l l i n L O V E w i t h our homes. H e r e t h e r e ar e n o r u l e s , n o m u s t s . ENVIED is altogether a journal m a d e p r a c t i c a l w i th t a n g i b l e chapters that are inclusive to all interior enthusiasts. W i t h L I F E a s o u r c o n t e n t we s e e n o r e a s on w h y w e h a ve n ' t g o t m a n y m o r e ye a r s o f s h ar in g t o c o m e ! With LOVE,

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IN- HOUSE

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OU R SI GNA TU RE P A LETT E STA RTS WI TH BL A C K A ND OYSTER A S OU R NEU TRA LS. TO TH I S WE LA YER I N TEX TU RA L I NTEREST WI TH ORG A NI C TONES F ROM WO RN WOOD A ND LEA TH ER, SENSU A L SMOKEY HU ES, A G ED META L L I C S A ND A LWA YS A KI SS OF DEEP R ED

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L t o R : S i e r r a C h a i r : C r o f t H o u s e | G l a s s d i f f u s e r w i t h t a s s e l : O k a | B e z i e r S i d e bo a r d : Restoration Hardware | Caramel leather Pouf: Maryam Montague | Smokey Quartz O bj e t : A n t h r o p o l o g i e | J a c q u a r d A n i m a l P r i n t C u s h i o n : Z a r a H o m e

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P E R S U A S I O N A g e w or k s u n e x p e c te d w o n de r s o n o b j e c t s , e v e r y k n o c k a s t o r y s t a m p e d i n t i m e . S o m e t h in g o l d i s a c o n s t a n t r e m in de r o f t im e , a n d f o r u s , h o w f o r tu n a t e we a r e t o s t i l l b e t h e c a r e t a ke r s o f b e a u t i f u l i t e m s . I t a l l s o u n d s s o r o m a n t i c i s e d , b u t w e c an ' t t h i n k h o w e l se t o e x p r e s s t h e w a y in w h i ch t h e y e l e v a te a n in te r io r . I n t e r i o r s ar e e x p r e ss i o n s o f b e i n g . T h e y e v o l ve t h r o u g h o u r i n t e r a c t i o n s . I n c l u di n g m e me n t o s o f p a s t b e i n g s , i s a c o n t in u a t i o n in the links of humanity 6


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T H IS AN T I Q UE CH I NES E EM BR O I DER E D S IL K S C R EE N DE S IGN AT ES T HE CH AR A CT ER OF T H IS R O OM AL L O N IT ’S OW N T H AT T H ER E IS L IT T LE NEE D T O FUR T HER E M BEL LI SH IT T IT IL L AT ES W IT H I T ’ S T E AR S IN V IT IN G T H E C UR IO US E YE T O W A N DER W HA T M IG HT BE BEH I N D . . .

IN TRU TH 7 IT I S H I D IN G A R ATHE R UN SI GHTL Y R A DI AT OR !


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N O R E PR O D UC T I O N P I EC E C A N EV ER A CH IE V E T HE DE PT H OR IN T R I C AT E IR R EG UL AR IT IES O F A N A UT HE NT I C A NT I Q UE. I N DU LGE I N T I ME F OR AG IN G F OR UN I QUE PI EC ES AT FLE A M AR K ET S, C AR B O O T S AL ES, H OU SE C LE AR A NCE S A N D CH AR IT Y SH O PS. W HEN S O MET H IN G C A T CH E S Y O UR E YE , BE T A CT I LE {W IT H C AR E}, O BSER VE I T ’S W EIG HT A N D IN T EGR I T Y , A SK AB O UT IT ’ S PR O VE NEN CE, L O O K F OR DA T ES AN D MA KER ’ S MA R K S 8


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GR O U P A N D L AY ER IN A NT I Q UES W IT H C ONT EM P OR AR Y P IE C ES. T HE C ON T R AST IN CRE A SES THE VI SI B IL I TY O F B OT H ST YLE S

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SWOONING OV ER THIS UNINTENTIONAL ABSTRACT BOR N OF LAY ERS OF TERRACOT T A CLAY WASTE FROM THE POTTER S WHEEL. THIS MUTED RUST BACK DR O P T O WEATHERED WOOD IS INSPIR ING A PRACTICAL PALETTE FOR A HOME STUDIO SPACE

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1 . P a t s y G o l d R o u n d M i r r o r : H a bi t a t | 2 . A r a b e q u e S t a n d i n g L a m p : O k a | 3 . E l i z a be t h D i n i n g T a bl e : L i g n e R o s e t | 4 . A l i c a n t e T e r r a c o t t a T i l e : M a n d a r i n S t o n e | 5 . F o u l a r d C u s h i o n : O k a | 6 . C l i n e D i n i n g C h a i r : P o t t e r y B a r n | 7 . N e vi s B e n c h : S w o o n E d i t i o n s

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G U E S T

F E A T U R E

anouska tamony It’s an honour to introduce this siren of a designer as our first guest contributor. Anouska inspires because we share a determined passion for our craft and an unrelenting

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Anouska is remarkably feminine, possesses quick wit a n d t h e s h a r p e s t o f m i n d s . H e r i n t e r i o r s e m bo d y t h e s e characteristics. Intermingling decadent styles with the r e q u i r e d r e s t r a i n t t o n o t o ve r i n d u l g e , i s h e r A c e , a s i s e vi d e n t w i t h i n t h e i m a g e s a n d w o r d s o f t h i s s t o r y .

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G U E S T

F E A T U R E

decorating desire A person’s home tells a story. It is the physical and m a t e r i a l e m bo d i m e n t o f t h e i r h i s t o r y , t h e i r p a s s i o n s a n d t h e i r s o u l … a t l e a s t i t s h o u l d be .

‘Home’ is the most personal of canvases. It is a signature perfume, a pair of handmade shoes, a photo a l bu m f u l l o f m e m o r i e s .

Like the clothes we pick to accentuate and flatter our flesh, or protect us from the elements, the way we d e c o r a t e i s d r i ve n by o u r c o m p l e x h u m a n d e s i r e s . W e s e e k t o s o o t h e , t o w r a p o u r s e l ve s i n n o s t a l g i a a n d c o s y familiarity on one hand, and on the other, we wish to display our cultural capital, our fine taste and r e f i n e m e n t , e ve n o u r s e n s e o f h u m o u r a n d s e n s u a l i t y .

T h i s i s w h y r o o m s t h a t e m br a c e c o n t r a s t s a p p e a l , y o u f e e l a d e p t h a n d c o m p l e xi t y i n t h e e n vi r o n m e n t t h a t intrigues and seduces. There are layers to peel back and d i s c o ve r .

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In my personal sitting room, I was drawn to silks and patterned cloth, a reminder of my Singaporean grandma’s couture studio, the first place I immersed myself in colour a n d t e xt u r e a s a y o u n g c h i l d

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G U E S T F E A T U R E

P HO TO GR AP HY : C HRI S SN OOK

And so, I deftly mixed Art Deco influenced pieces such as a West German alabaster p e n d a n t l i g h t , w i t h m o r e u n d o n e bo h e m i a n f i n d s , s u c h a s t h e u bi q u i t o u s b u t be a u t i f u l Beni Ourain rug lugged all the way back from Marrakech

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“ bare wal l s, a bespo ken f or pi ec e of c l oth on the tai l or ’ s c u t ti n g tabl e . ”

A d e s i r e t o be t t e r u n d e r s t a n d m y h e r i t a g e l e d m e o n a trip to Asia five years ago and the lacquer fire screen bo u g h t b a c k f r o m M a l a y s i a w a s t h e f o u n d a t i o n f o r t h e room’s theme - ‘Shanghai Deco’.

T EXT UR E IS T HE P OET R Y OF A N IN T ER I OR . Y OU R E A D BE T W EEN T HE S HA PE S A N D SH A D OW S T O R E V EA L T H E

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Aesthetes in the West had looked to the East for c e n t u r i e s , C h i n o i s e r i e e ve r e vo l vi n g , b u t i n t h e 1 9 2 0 ’ s , A r t D e c o , t h e F r e n c h d e c o r a t i ve s t y l e t h a t e m e r g e d f i r s t i n P a r i s , d e ve l o p e d a t h o r o u g h l y m o d e r n s t y l e , i n f l u e n c e d b y C u bi s m a n d t h e s t r i k i n g c o l o u r s o f L e s F a u v e s . T h e s t y l e w a s i m b u e d w i t h e xo t i c i s m b u t r e f e r e n c e s stretched beyond the Orient to Africa, India, Egypt and S o u t h A m e r i c a . T h i s vi s i o n a r y , w o r l d l y o u t l o o k h a s a l w a y s s t r u c k m e a s bo h e m i a n d e s p i t e A r t D e c o ’ s s u r f a c e g l a m o u r a n d e x u be r a n c e .

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