Books: Living With Light {Axel Vervoordt}


Axel Vervoordt: Living With Light

Belgian designer and antiquarian #AxelVervoordt. Axel Vervoordt: Living With Light

Axel Vervoordt: Living With Light

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.

AXEL VERVOORDT'S DESIGN PHILOSOPHY An interior their firm designed for a home once owned by Picasso in Provence.

Axel Vervoordt: Living With Light

May I share some reflections with you?

Axel Vervoordt: Living with Light


by Axel Vervoordt, Michael Gardener, and Laziz Hamani

(Flammarion, 2013)


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.


Axel Vervoordt: Living with Light

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.




  1. September 26, 2015 / 11:43 pm

    Thanks for the recommendation on the book! Lovely.

    Jane x

    • September 30, 2015 / 8:06 pm

      you will love it, julie and jane!

  2. October 5, 2015 / 2:55 am

    Okay looks like I need this one, too! Yup, I already have his other books. The man is a genius!!!

    • October 6, 2015 / 1:48 pm

      pure and gorgeous genius!

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