A few weeks back, after a tiring day of painting walls,
I retreated to our little porch overlooking a cornfield
with a design book that I was certain would soothe
and inspire me to the core.
May I share some reflections with you?
by Axel Vervoordt, Michael Gardener, and Laziz Hamani
It would be irreverent (and impossible!) to attempt
to summarize Axel Vervoordt’s artistry in a few
sentences so I will simply say his eye is a divine eye,
and that he chooses to share his vision with the world
seems to me a luminous gift of love and light.
AV recently told Vogue magazine,
“I am in a conversation with nature, but I am aware
that nature should always have the last word.”
A soulful conversation with nature, natural light,
and harmonious living is what you will find on the
pages of Living With Light.
This volume contains what you might expect
from the interior designer: breathtaking architecture,
gorgeous restraint, modern art, and fascinating antiques.
But what may surprise is the use of shadow,
filtering, and ambience.
What I wouldn’t give to spend time in a space such as this.
Though pinterest and internetland have swallowed up
the design world and provided a virtual feast
for we visuals, the invitation to curl up with real
pages to turn, not click, still remains.
I am so grateful to have answered
‘yes’ to the invitation
of Living With Light.
Peace to you right where you are.