The villa in the Landes by interior designer Xavier de Saint Jean

This fourth acquisition completes its ambitious project. †We took the opportunity to also buy a piece of dune.It is now 3000 m2 of sand for Xavier and his family to walk on, with direct access to the Atlantic Ocean…

A desert air on the terrace

The only neighbor of the terrace, the sand invites on the floor of the latter thanks to a pigmented coating made on site. In the foreground armchair Castorama. Mix of pillows, H&M Home. Carpet, Leroy Merlin. Rope crutch brought from Spain. Table, Ikea and chairs from a former bar in Hossegor. kitchen cabinet custom made by the Azimut studio. Ceramics brought from travels. Lanterns, Habitat.

A summer kitchen that looks like a cabin

Terrace and summer kitchen look like a straw hut, on the dune. “Luxembourg” armchair, Fermob. Coffee table, La Redoute. Stromand, Monoprix. Cement tiles, Carocim.

An entrance that looks like a holiday home

The yellow stripes on the ceiling bring in the rays of the sun. Spotted basketry. Library office created by the Azimut studio. pottery collection brought from travel, just like jute rugs. Vintage hanging lamp, Bouchara. Sliding door designed by Azimut studio. Outdoor armchair, Castorama.

A small living room with a view of the dune

daybed produced by the Azimut studio, to behold the landscape. To warm up the sandy environment, Xavier multiplied the color accents. Vintage mottled Emmanuelle armchair. Side tables, La Redoute. Mix of pillows brought from Greece. Poufs, Zara Home. Ladder found in the attic of the house. Spotted pottery and wicker baskets. Vintage family textile curtains, from Tahiti. Wall lamp and pendant, Maisons du Monde. Rug, Toulemonde Bochart.

A living room with antique pieces

Play of light, with the bluish reflections of the “Bakerstreet” tiles, Leroy Merlin. Sofas and wall lamps, Maisons du Monde. Armchair, Zara Home. rattan table, Habitat ; the others were hunted. table lamp made by Xavier of mottled pottery, with a raffia lampshade. Wicker basket brought from Paros. Carpet and mix of lamps on the ceiling, Ikea. Straw “wall jewel” bought in Ibiza.

A bohemian dining room

Like a family home… The meal is organized around a table, La Redoute, and mismatched straw and rattan chairs, antique. Kruk, AMPM. Kisses, Bouchara. Antique crockery. Mix of suspensions, Maisons du Monde, like the table lamp, left. Old family rug.

A mix-and-match kitchen

Total change of scenery with these round openings that evoke the Arabic tradition. Kitchen fronts, Ikea. Spotted table. Blue chair and gray sofa, Piet Hein Eek for Ikea. Rustic chair excavated at Emmaus in Pau. Basketry, Habitat. Personal ceramics collection. spotted carboy† Rattan suspension, Spoiler. Wall lamp, Maisons du Monde. Round rugs brought from the Balearic Islands.

A room with an exotic atmosphere

Immerse yourself in the islands with this custom palm tree patterned headboard created by the Azimut studio. Sisal base† Bedspread, Bouchara. Pillows, H&M Home (the white and black) and Bouchara (the straw); the blue was from Greece. Mirror, Paragraph, and Rope Fan, Atmosphera. Teak stool brought from the Balearic Islands. Table lamp, Ikea. Oak awning door, Leroy Merlin. Family carpet.

A “bathroom” lounge

With its reception furniture (chairs, ceramics and mottled carpets) and its setting created from an old family photo taken in Tahiti: the bathroom could serve as a reception area! Freestanding bath and taps, “Baker Street” tiles, Leroy Merlin. As suspension a center in ropes that Xavier “tinkered” with.

Xavier de Saint Jean of the Azimut studio

Seaside spirit enhanced by azure blue stripes. Xavier de Saint Jean, of the Azimut studio, was inspired by his travels in Paros to create this staircase.

Report published in collector’s issue 533 May-June 2022 of Marie Claire Maison, currently available on newsstands.

Photos: Didier Delmas

Text: Valerie Charier

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