A sense of timelessness combined with simplicity and sophistication characterises Arnaud Zannier’s collection of hotels, as well as his shoe business. It is a design ethos reflected in his family home near Ghent. Large photographs of the couple’s children hang in the sitting room.
Interior designer Virginia Howard had no intention of moving from Knightsbridge to Pimlico, until a nineteenth-century balcony flat garden square changed her mind. In her streamlined and calming living room an Italian marble bust sits on a base designed by George Carter, inspired by scagliola plinths at Holkham Hall in Norfolk. The ‘Tangier’ rug is from Robert Stephenson. The gentle palette is lifted with patterned details such as the cushions and upholstered chair.
A design ethos of timelessness combined with simplicity and sophistication characterises Arnaud Zannier’s collection of hotels, and his family home. The elegant rural villa not far from Aalter, between Ghent and Bruges, is styled with a wealth of organic materials lending it depth and warmth. The library adjoins the living room, which has plenty of shelving to display books and family photographs.
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