Zara Home have used the private home of Master Artisan Eddy Dankers for one of their latest campaigns. It’s a timeless interior, inspired by antiquity where the past and present work together in unified harmony. An interior with soul.
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An interior, or more importantly, a home with soul, does not rely on current trends for style. More often than not these homes are quite minimal. But without being cold and featureless. They celebrate the natural quirkiness of a building and let its original features shine out. Furnishings and accessories are chosen with care and because they are useful or naturally beautiful. Organic materials feature heavily. Wood, stone, leather, rattan, and soft as butter linen. Items with a patina not found in modern copies. And it takes time to build a home with soul. It’s a slow burn. You have to wait for exactly the right chandelier for instance. Or the right linen curtains. Things might be hand made in fact. Or look as if they are.
And the result of this slow deliberation is a home that is welcoming, timeless and nurturing. A haven away from the rest of the world where friends and family gravitate to.
You can imagine rising in the morning and padding across a stone floor to admire the views outside. A steamy, high-sided bath to start the day off right. A day spent gardening, cooking, reading. An open fire. Tea and cake. And then a quiet candlelit dinner before sinking once again into soft sheets. This might sound like fantasy but that’s how a home with soul should make you feel.
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Photographs by Frederik Vercruysse.