Isabelle's Peaceful, Poetic Haven in Switzerland

Isabelle's Peaceful, Poetic Haven in Switzerland

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Anik Polo
Jan 4, 2016
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Name: Isabelle Richard
Location: Peseux — Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Size: 120 square meters (1,291 square feet)
Years lived in: 8 years, rented

Isabelle welcomed us into her beautiful home perched on a hill above the Lake of Neuchâtel in Switzerland. It is a delicately decorated apartment—a lovely reflection of her poetic inner world.

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Living in a region with a strong Swiss craftsmanship heritage, Isabelle mixes century-old furniture and modern design with carefully chosen organic materials while inviting nature and peace inside. That special blend gives her home a unique, timeless, and feminine atmosphere.

Isabelle now uses her lifelong passion for the beautiful professionally, and her blog, C’est du beau, is a virtual platform for sharing and exploring her creativity and interests.

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Apartment Therapy Survey:

Our Style: Natural, soft, poetic.

Inspiration: The nature, the forest, natural lights.

Favorite Element: I love organic material; it must be all-natural, only linen, cotton, and wool.

Biggest Challenge: Since the apartment is rented, I had to deal with original elements that I didn't like, like the kitchen cabinets, the tiles, the celling that is not original. I focus on beautiful furniture and accessories to hide and distract the viewer.

What Friends Say: Woaw!!

Biggest Embarrassment: The original kitchen cabinets and tiles, the prefabricated celling that I painted white.

Proudest DIY: I did everything by myself, painted all the rooms, the curtains, reupholstered furniture, etc.

Best Advice: To listen to your inner voice so your home is a reflection of your authentic self.

Dream Sources: Flea markets, vintage and antique stores, nature, deco magazines and blogs.

Resources

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LIVING ROOM

  • Couch: Frigerio Milano Italy
  • Rocking chair: Eames fiberglass armchair
  • Floor lamp: Artemide Tolomeo
  • Rug: AM. PM. from La Redoute in France
  • Wooden ladder: thrifted
  • Small Moroccan table: thrifted
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DINING ROOM

  • Daybed: thrifted and reupholstered by Isabelle
  • Black table: made by a local furniture maker
  • Chairs: Hay, Eames
  • Writing desk: inherited from Isabelle's grandmother
  • Shelf unit: Usm
  • Ceramics: Marie Laure Gobat, Bienne
  • Japanese prints: thrifted
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BEDROOM

  • Original kimono: Etsy
  • Linen sheets: Interio in Switzerland
  • Walnut cabinet: Team 7
  • Rug: AM. PM. from La Redoute in France
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BEDROOM

  • Linen sheets: Interio in Switzerland

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Thanks, Isabelle!

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