Eugenia Errazuriz was a Chilean society hostess. She was born in Huici Chile and was active in Paris and London.
In 1880, she married the wealthy landscape painter José Thomas Errazuriz and settled in Paris.
She furnished her homes sparsely, shunning suites of furniture, potted palms, and other clutter, commanding: ‘Throw out and keep throwing out. Elegance means elimination.’ She spent freely but lived simply, blending patrician and peasant tastes. She preferred attractive chairs, flowers, a desk, plain inexpensive fabrics simply hung, and a bare scrubbed floor in her main room. Her affection for what she called ‘Inca pink’ was adopted by Elsa Schiaparelli as ‘shocking pink.’ Her friends included Madrazos, Bibescos, and Helleus.
Around 1900 the Errazurizes moved to Cheyne Walk, London, where Eugenia’s associates included the unconventional photographer Baron de Meyer, her nephew Tony de Gandarillas and James Abbott McNeill Whistler.
Friendship with Picasso
After her husband died in 1913, she returned to Paris. She was a friend of Igor Stravinsky. Through Jean Cocteau, she met Pablo Picasso, who drew her often. Between 1915 and 1925 she maintained a close loving friendship with Picasso. Besides a passion for the artist she also had a passion for his recent work. Picasso enjoyed her company, enjoyed talking Spanish with her, but given the age gap, her piety and his other involvements, there was no question of an affair.
When Picasso married Olga Koklova in 1918, they honeymooned at Errazuriz’s Biarritz villa, ‘La Mimoseraie.’ Before 1914 the estate had white walls and terracotta tiles, although she used 18th-century French silver flatware.
Eugenia transformed Picasso from a scruffy Montparnasse bohemian into the elegant lion of what Max Jacob called his ‘duchess period.’
Picasso biographer, John Richardson
A woman of taste and social prestige
She was fond of jasmine, lavender, rose geranium, lemon verbena and other aromatic plants in bare flower pots. Her Paris home was in the 18th-century townhouse of Étienne de Beaumont; using primarily white and indigo. She was fastidious about her slipcovers made by Leitz. She would wear a simple black shift designed by Coco Chanel. She would entertain guests including Jean Hugo, Emilio Terry, Raymond Radiguet, and Georges Braque.
She was very influential on the tastes of Cocteau and Jean-Michael Frank. Le Corbusier designed the 1930 Errazuriz House (unrealised) for Vino del Mar (Chile) with a pitched roof and in timber and stone. It was his first essay incorporating primitive technical elements. In 1950 she sold up and returned to Chile. The influence of her aesthetic, with its carefully contrived Mediterranean simplicity as a setting for a few well-chosen pieces, was profound.
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This small one-room studio is decorated with lots of white combined with natural materials and warm colours like beige and ochre. This warm palette looks very inviting and unifies the style throughout the space. My favourite area must be the small white dining area with white bentwood chairs. Perfect for a morning coffee.
London. A small but boldly coloured house
She has Italian design from the 1950s to the 1980s, with a special emphasis on Gio Ponti. A few Ikea pieces are on proud display, joined by vintage items found at flea markets and on eBay. Contemporary objects include a cushion by Nathalie Du Pasquier for Hay and a stool by Anton Alvarez.
Otto Swivel Chair by Tim Webber Design Studio
The Otto Chair combines a sense of comfort, luxury and practicality into one small-footprint easy chair. The moulded foam seat shell wraps around you to create a chair that could be sat in for hours, be it in the office or at home.
Modern Interior Design – a guide
The modernism movement began to unfold as it moved away from using the traditional building and design materials like wood, stone and brick and instead began to focus on industrial materials including glass, steel and concrete.
A Fearlessly Decorated Loft in a Restored Firehouse — House Tour
I love the idea of residing in a restored firehouse that is now used as a live/work art gallery that houses a group of creatives from different mediums!
TEA MASTER: A Modern Teahouse in Hangzhou, China
Specializing in pesticide-free tea, TEA MASTER is a new modern teahouse located in Hangzhou, China, that was designed by kooo architects.
Shark 3D Illusion Lamp (Repost)
Energe economy with power pass of 0.012kw.h / 24 hours. Automatically change colour mode. Press
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