The Bohemian World of Wisdom & Koenig Interior

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“You should enter another world surrounded by beautiful but also mysterious accents & figures. A place for barefoot elegance.”

Wisdom & Koenig Interior is a Munich based shop and interior design service headed by Kyle and Domi whose eclectic vision of décor and beauty is a colorful and bold style –splendidly exuding a sense of Bohemian chic, exciting, elegant and unusual. The designers love French, North African color and motifs complementing these traditions with keynotes from antique collectibles, modern forms and even touches of post-impressionist art and postmodern design.

It is such a delight to feature photographs from the design duo’s home and beautiful projects, as well as an exclusive interview!

 

Home3A view of the duo’s extraordinary home in Munich.

 

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Please tell me a little about your background, education, training -how did you come to be designers and decorators?

Domi: Early on I discovered my interest in interiors and furniture and appreciation for design. I received my carpenter diploma after high school and from there studied Interior design. In 1994, I opened my own store in Munich focusing on Moroccan interiors (Ali Baba 1994- 2006).

Kyle: Singer/song writer, performer and fashion model (worldwide for Versace, Valentino, Hilfiger, Yamamoto, etc.) As a musician, you are always experimenting and exploring new ideas, breaking rules and combining colors & moods. As a model, I was introduced and influenced by many different cultures as well as the fashion industry and photography. Dominique gave me the last push by opening my eyes to the world of interior design.

 

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Most interesting project/ decorate project/ client?

Domi: My dream project was decorating a home in southern France. I was given total freedom to express the desired wishes of the client.

Kyle: Having worked directly with such greats as Versace and Valentino, I really benefitted from their freedom of creativity and lack of rules.  I saw firsthand that creation is very personal and the only boundaries are those you create yourself. This transports beautifully to arranging our showroom. Because we have such and eclectic selection the real challenge is bringing it all together so that it looks and feels perfect.

 

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Home1The duo’s private home….

 

Your home is extraordinary, please tell me about your style of decorating and how you arrange and curate the space?

First of all, having an amazing space to work with is key! Light always plays an important role, as well as the comfort factor. We like the room to be warm and inviting however it should also be exciting to the eye. We want to discover things slowly as we settle in. It’s an eclectic mix of different periods, no rules; making sure to add in just enough of our own personal style, Moroccan with modern. However, in the end it must all fit together in harmony with color, texture and feel.

Favorite modern designer?

Domi: Gabriele Crespi and Jean Prouve.

Kyle: Gert Voorjans, Gio Ponti, Zaha Hadid, and Frank Lloyd Wright.

Favorite designer chair or furniture piece?

Domi: Norman Cherner’s Armchair

Kyle: Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Chair.

Dream project?

Domi: A Boutique Hotel where each room is unique.

Kyle: I would love to put together a very cozy restaurant from top to bottom. Some place I would like to hang out myself!

 

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Creation is very personal and the only boundaries are those you create yourself!

 

Learn more about the unique vision of Wisdom and Koenig

http://wisdomandkoenig.com

http://uniquities.de

https://www.instagram.com/wisdomandkoenig/

https://www.facebook.com/wisdomandkoenig.de/

 

 

Decor Tips-Using Persian, Moroccan + Oriental Style Rugs

Discover Decorating Ideas-Mixing Modern with Persian, Moroccan + Oriental Style Rugs

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Whether hand-woven antiques from established and reputable antique and vintage dealers, or found in estate sales, these handmade works of art are beautiful additions to any interior, traditional, spanish colonial, farmhouse and rustic modern, Scandinavian, retro mid-century modern, even contemporary. As well there are a number of fine companies offering beautiful rugs that are handmade abroad including India, Pakistan, Turkey Afghanistan, Iran and various other places. Many of the rugs while they reflect regional traditions including Persian decorative elements and Islamic architecture are made for export and show an admixture of signs, motifs, patterns, and artistic additions.

In no way would one wish to classify these contemporary works of art as “reproductions” or knock offs but rather a continuation of the rich artistic cultures of these amazing designers, weavers and artists. It’s quite amazing to see the creative reworking of multi-cultural motifs, patterns, and framing devices within each design.

 

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Via Gravity Home + Milk Decoration

 

If you live in a farmhouse style home or maybe an NYC apartment that has seen better days, add an abstract Moroccan style rug for a layered eclectic look and Bohemian flair. Love the contrast of black painted floors with the cream ground of this beautiful geometric woven carpet.

 

 

 

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Make it Home, Netherlands

 

Here we see a lovely mix of a more traditional rug with an updated office chair, dark walls, industry style unfinished floor, and a farmhouse style desk. Wonderful!

 

 

 

 

 Velvet Textiles, Kirsten Hecktermann,  Suzani Oriental Rug, Solo Rugs, and House of Jade Interiors

 

 

 

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Amber Interiors

Via decorators best blog

Naomi Stein of DesignManifest

A mix of high modern and traditional has an eclectic feel, and is made bright by the canvas like walls, So gorgeous, one can imagine spending hours here with friends and family, reading a book or catching up over tea…

 

 

Kelly Ishikawa via design sponge

Kelly Ishikawa, Photographer

Richness seems a theme here, the beautiful sheepskin throw, ornate patterns on the rug and pillows, offset by white walls, and the cozy feel of a lived space, books, plants and a reading lamp…

 

 

 

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Nicole Franzen

 

 

 

Lina Östling Photographer via johanna vintage blogspot

Lina Östling Photographer, Johanna Vintage

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Via Noden Home

A small carpet is beautiful as a draped accent, love this combination of spare and ornate…..

 



 

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