On a completely different note – I’m now officially a Kellogg-Recanati MBA! YEAH!
Ruth Havilio is an artist that lives in a multi-story stone house in Ein Kerem, Jerusalem. This home was fascinating on many levels – mainly because the house was so many levels. The whole property had rooms and doorways and walkways and paths that were slowly being renovated but currently weren’t being used.
This blue was on all of the fences and gates of the property. I love it. When we change the colors of our home – I’m thinking all of our metal will be the color of this fence.
Ruth shares this one bedroom space with her daughter. The living area doubles as her sleeping quarters at night. Don’t feel too bad for her though – in a few years she’ll be sleeping in a mansion. This place has tons of space, it just has to be renovated.
I started off going downstairs since that was where the tour was leaving when I entered and I didn’t want 2 million visitors in my pictures (this was another Houses from Within – Jerusalem tour.)
Downstairs is Ruth’s daughters room. I love the whole space, from the metal framed bed to the old kilim carpets. It’s a space that says “girl growing up” without being childish or too mature.
That closet is stunning as well. I wouldn’t mind something like that…
Back upstairs across the living room on the other side is the dining room and kitchen. Ok, not so much of a dining room as a breakfast nook.
One thing I love is that even though the space is small and not especially grand – her furniture is generally high quality. That table and those chairs are beautiful and very well made. It’s what makes the space into something special.
The kitchen is simple, clean and spruced up with Ruth’s hand painted tile.
Outside of the living area is the maze I mentioned.
Here was one door.
A door that was.
These aren’t even all of the doors. Loving that blue paint though.
I did get to peak in one of the future renovated rooms though – and when this gets finished it will be absolutely divine. Look at that closet!
Upstairs was her studio with stunning painted tiles.
What I love about her place is that she’s renovating slowly using top materials and turning it into something truly gorgeous and special.
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