Sitting just outsdie of Nice is Villa Santo Sospir. In this villa, every room is a work of art, with its theme and unique interior design. Located in Cote d’Azur, the tip of the Cap-Ferrat peninsula that was once called Santo-Sospir gave the name to the villa. The town used to be the home of many fishermen’s families, and sailors would often take refuge there when the oceans got rough.
The Weisweillers, a wealthy family of Jewish origin, are owners of this beautiful villa. In 1948, Francine and Alec were sailing around Cap-Ferrat when they found the perfect home, a 1930 house. Over time the neighborhood turned into a luxurious holiday destination, dotted with villas of rich and powerful people.
Francine invited Madeleine Castaing to work on the interior of the villa. The artist was famous for her eccentric and unique décor. The owner of the estate quickly became part of the social scene. She was a friend and client of Christian Dior, Balenciaga, Coco Chanel, and Ives Saint Laurent. In 1949, Weisweiller met Jean Cocteau. A well-known French poet, playwright, filmmaker, and visual artist. Francine invited Cocteau to the villa, and he spent a few months there. These months led to Cocteau donning the villa with what he would call “tattoos” all over the walls.
Every room in the villa exudes design inspiration. However, the line art over an archway in the villa truly inspires us. This wall art features geometric shapes with pops of bright yellow and blue. So, we created this geometric carpet design that resembles the “wall tattoos.” The carpet features geometric shapes similar to the wall art, lined with pops of yellow and some blue.
If you want to create something similar to this geometric carpet design, Our custom carpet program is perfect. Our program allows you to create unique carpet designs while keeping your carpet budget in check. We can do geometric carpet designs and much more. Our rugs are made from recycled nylon and are Cradle to Cradle certified. Contact us if you want to learn more.