When it comes to new ideas, Alexandra Golovanoff has one every few minutes. A line of cashmere knitwear in cosmetic colours, new hooks...
She has piercing eyes that remind us of women from faraway, mysterious countries. Pushed by her desire to travel and meet people, Caroline discovered treasure troves from lost tribes while exploring the Moroccan mountains. Immersing herself in the history of Berber rugs, she decided to present them in Paris like an art exhibition. Explaining their story, the reasons behind them and their meaning, these rugs have true artistic value. Today she is an expert on the subject, and Caroline invited me into her highly personal home to show us a few of them.
Where do you like spending the most time at home?
How did you design the décor?
Which style inspires you the most?
Who is your favourite designer?
What’s your current craze?
What education did you receive about the home and the respect of places?
Which cheap piece are you most proud of?
What is the piece of your wildest dreams?
We decorate the apartment without really taking it into account. If things break it’s not the end of the world. There are no museum pieces! When Esther started walking, she held onto our lampadaire Stilnovo, it fell over and one of the opaline gemstones smashed. I regularly look on boncoin.fr, I’m still hoping to find a new one that fits. But if I don’t, I love the story behind it. The piece missing is the result of Esther’s first steps.
Which restaurant would you recommend?