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At Home in Argentina

by habituallychic

06 . 29 . 09

I received a lot of responses to the post on Etiqueta Negra store post. Seems many of you have been to the store in Buenos Aires and really loved it. You may also enjoy a peek inside the Buenos Aires country home of the owners Paula Cahen D’Anvers and Federico Alvarez Castillo that was published in the January 2005 issue of World of Interiors. What I love is the down to earth realness of the interiors. It’s not over done or fancy. It looks like a truly relaxing weekend country home full of treasures found at “flea markets, antique shops and junk shops.” The article mentions that the family has a saying, “a happy man’s home is never finished.” I think that all of us collectors can relate to. Enjoy!

Photos by Ricardo Labougle

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  1. Jen @ GreetQ.com June 29, 2009 | 5:14 pm

    Beautiful home! You know it’s very similar to my own decorating style and although it looks casually eclectic, getting the right balance of “down to earth” decor takes a lot of editing and control. For most of us our homes just end up looking like a garage sale! 🙂

  2. theLennoxx June 29, 2009 | 5:35 pm

    The checkered floor looks sooo good with pink curtains! And agreed with Jen, this style must be really hard to balance…

  3. The Countess of Nassau County June 29, 2009 | 5:47 pm

    I love the floors in the kitchen and bath, and that blue and yellow in the living room is so fresh and bright.

    That last shot – sigh.

  4. Southern Aspirations June 29, 2009 | 7:16 pm

    Love the first pic of the kitchen. What an interesting (yet successful) combo of floors, rafters, chandelier, table. I especially love the line of trees looking into the house too.

  5. prepschool101 June 29, 2009 | 9:39 pm

    I am so very drawn to the black and white floor and the multiple framed pics on the wall. Love!

  6. Mademoiselle Frou-Frou June 30, 2009 | 3:46 am

    i am in love with that kitchen! so sweet!

  7. CrackerJack Girl June 30, 2009 | 5:41 pm

    Hi! Great looking place! I was trying to track down some more pics, but was not able to. I’d love to see more of the floor-plan, as we are about to renovate a long, semi narrow barn, here in Sweden. if you come up with any ideas, I’d appreciate the info!

    Thanks for making such a really great site!


  8. Maria July 1, 2009 | 1:03 pm

    “Less is more” is something everybody lives by in Argentina, finding confort in the simplest things….it is a way of living.
    I enjoy that every time I go back.

  9. Blushing hostess July 6, 2009 | 5:43 pm

    Fabulous. The pool is my favorite. Oh, how I wish I were there!

  10. daveyl July 8, 2009 | 6:37 pm

    I love your blog, please never stop blogging!

  11. Mr Christopher July 10, 2009 | 3:21 pm

    Wow! I love the photo frames in the living room – easy idea to steal!

  12. Interiors Of The World July 26, 2010 | 3:22 am

    Congratulations on the blog is beautiful!, I wanted to let you know that I am DECORATION ELLE stylist in Argentina and collaborated for the French and English edition, relaize pictures of the house of Paula Cahend anvers and is beautiful like his clothes and everything they undertake. I read the comments asked for more pictures of the house on this blog can view more shots of my production is http://interiorsoftheworld.blogspot.com, may also vewr more productions and themes of decoration, I again congratulate you on the blog again is beautiful! and very complete!.