While interior styling is one of my favorite things to do, I take my hat off to interior designers. Designing a space from scratch requires skill and expertise at an entirely other level. So I’m kicking off Designer Files today, a new series to showcase interior design that has my jaw on floor.
Our first designer, Josephine Interior Design, certainly fits the bill. I spotted her work in the latest Living Etc. I judge interior design by whether or not I want to move in immediately Don’t look now, I’m already on a plane to the south of France!!
Josephine has a knack for turning cow barns into awe-inspiring homes. Her own family house, (likely just down the block given how small the idyllic town of Bourgogne sounds), features glamorous touches like heirloom chandeliers and the largest kitchen island that you’ve ever seen.
This space is a little less grand, but no less impressive. I’m certainly never been drawn to the traditional french shabby chic, but Josephine dots a nod to french vintage seamlessly into her soundly modern spaces. I suspect that minimalist influence comes from working at the house of Celine in Paris for years. Le sigh.
But really, it was this master bedroom that had me at hello. Can you even imagine waking up to that view everyday?? It’s only made more spectacular by the fact that you can also enjoy it directly from your master bathtub!
The rough concrete surfaces Josephine favors are softened by featuring the exposed wood beams and the original brick walls. They’re made to feel more homey by her signature vintage chandeliers and miss-matched found furniture.
This home is proof positive that you can create a diamond out of the roughest of starts. It’s official. I’m on the market for a cow barn!!
all photography by nicolas karadimos and richard powers for josephine interior design