I was just cleaning out my office and found stuff from H&G. I had tons of extremely organized folders detailing the stories we would re-launch houseandgarden.com with back in March 2007. Sad. I was reminded of Novembre one my favorite stories and favorite images (girl in sofa) from our Italy issue.
Passion and fun, these interiors suggest, should prevail over the prosaic in everyday life. “Architecture awakens our senses,” Novembre explains, “so we must hold on tight to love to experience the full force of life without succumbing.” The architect’s wife, Candela, reclines on his titanic coiled “And” sofa, designed for Capellini.
When Candela found the steep climb of the glass staircase intimidating, Novembre added the red lacquered wooden railings with hearts for finials.
The master bedroom is accented with pieces in lush reds. Unusual lighting is provided by Corrado Levi’s Edipos lamps, which sit on Tom Dixon’s Jack lights; Jacopo Foggini’s Apple (2005) is on the wall. The headboard, an antique mirror, reflects Albrecht Dürer’s Eve, reproduced on a laminated panel. A Soft Heart armchair by Ron Arad, through Moroso, is next to the bathtub.