Lit Up

VirginieVogue Living Australia May/June 2013, the Paris apartment of designer and shopper Virginie Manavet, who is “in the know” about all the secrets of Paris design. She has in her possession her very own little black book of all the secret shops and warehouses where you can find amazing one of a kind antiques … the places and antiques that it seems only Paris has to offer. So it is no surprise that her Paris apartment is full of “finds” that leave me feeling quite jealous. In decorating her apartment, Manavet says that she was inspired by the South of France, its light and its color.

Virginie 2However, there is one piece of her apartment that  has me thinking more St. Martin than the French Riviera … that amazing lamp. Fashioned from what looks like a large tree limb, with a shade made from palm fronds, this lamp has me swooning. So obviously I had to do some investigating.

Xerri LampLamp found. Designer: Philippe Xerri. The collection: Rock the Kasbah. I cannot tell you what it costs, or even what it is called, because his entire website is bare bones and in French, however, there is some really wonderful stuff. Especially the lamps/lighting section. I will do some further investigation and let you all know what I find out. I think a lamp like this could be so fantastic in a grass cloth room, or one with a lot of Quadrille fabric. Wait, I have a room like that …

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