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The exterior of the home used to be baby blue; Borgnes-Giramonti and her husband repainted it white and put up a wall using reclaimed bricks from a factory (not shown here). "For this house, I wanted it to be soulful, unconventional and a repository of all the things I hold dear," Borgnes-Giramonti says. "My blog is called A Bloomsbury Life because I have long been besotted with the Bloomsbury Group’s devotion to art, friendship, literature and travel, and I wanted this house to really reflect those core values."
Borgnes-Giramonti says she is not a decorate-in-one-swoop kind of person. "I do believe in assembling a room over time rather than in one go, because it gains a sense of layeredness and history that feels very organic and personal," she says.
Matched dining sets bore her. The table was her parents', purchased in Copenhagen in the 1960s, and the seating is a mix of vintage and new finds. The wallpaper was designed by English artist Deborah Bowness and custom hand-tinted for Borgnes-Giramonti. "All those gray tones in the wallpaper give the room a smoky, louche vibe that makes dinner parties feel very intimate and conspiratorial," she says.
Borgnes-Giramonti had the iron horseshoe chair, which she found at a flea market in London, outfitted with a custom goat fur cushion.