I was thrilled to be invited to photograph the holiday home renovation in France. The two storey structure took many years to be transformed into the summer holidays oasis it is today.
The clients wanted to create an exotic and island-style type of place in a coastal French village. The original house was entirely renovated and extended to embrace an eclectic ethnic mix blending colonial, Moroccan, Indian and Greek influences. Claudia’s passion for implementing the authentic materials , fabrics and furniture created an authentic, lived-in, relaxed, cosy, comfortable, warm and aged atmosphere. Traditional Moroccan Tadelakt was applied in the master bathroom which features a beautiful Arabic arched shower and a bespoke display cabinet for the client’s bikini collection. Floors and walls throughout the main house are white with dark wood accents in the beams. Floors are a painted concrete and walls are hand plastered to give the artisan feeling of exotic houses. Furniture is a diverse mix of antique, reclaimed and bespoke commissions sourced from mostly exotic countries. Claudia also helped the clients to build a beautiful art collection of Arabic and exotic oil paintings and prints as well as an impressive collection of 18th and 19th century Imari porcelain which is displayed in the dining and living rooms.