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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
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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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