Cool Decorating Trick: Old Drawers in New Places

I just downloaded the June issue of Real Living and instantly fell in love with the industrial space home of Alfonso Valles, an artist and his family (his wife is Virginie Denny, a trend forecaster and fashion stylist) based in Paris.  Their home has a real cosy vibe even though there are strong industrial aspects (like the concrete floor and loft-like structure).  What struck me were the old drawers as a sort of common denominator from room to room.  My favourite piece; the one above in a shelving unit storing all their music media and players. The combination of the old drawers, vintage hardware and the iron shelf work so well together. These second-hand finds and reclaimed materials create a warm and lived-in feel.  Can you find them all in each picture?  See more pictures of their beautiful home at

Photography Jean-Marc Wullschleger/Living Agency for Real Living

Jan Halvarson


Dianthusa said...

So cool!
I share it!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely love the wood and cement floors together! great ideas!!

Lily from Birch + Bird said...

That kitchen is amazing and I too am loving the concrete floors! Great storage ideas! ~Lily