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“Home is a museum of memories”

WORDS OLIVIA GORDON
Chantal relaxes at her kitchen table, in front of salvaged library bookshelves, which display some of her treasures, the source of her inspiration
PHOTOGRAPHS ALUN CALLENDER

Architect Chantal Martinelli is standing in her kitchen brewing strong Italian coffiee. Her lively eyes sparkle as she explains, in her lilting accent, why her home is filled with cacti: ‘I think succulents bring in the sun.’

Chantal saw the homely potential of the flat to house her vintage finds, and loved its architectural elements, such as bare brickwork and columns
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