Haim Hazaz lived an amazing life. He escaped the Nazi’s and wrote a story praised by T.S. Eliot. However, as this is Tchochkes and not a political or literature journal – we’re more interested in his really cute flat in the Talbia area of Jerusalem. His widow (who was an absolute doll when I met her) lives there now.
This was one of the many houses I toured thanks to Houses from Within – Jerusalem (yes, you’ll be seeing homes from those two days in September for many weeks to come). I fell in love with this flat from the moment I walked in and saw the French blue door mixed with the yellow carpet tile. Isn’t the combination just stunning? This flat had the prettiest carpet tiles I’ve ever seen.
Love that tile.
There are loads of European influences in this apartment, from the French blue details in the entryway…
…to the Dutch dishes on display in the living room.
The furniture is traditional old world.
Here’s a closeup of the carpet tile in the living room. I’m in love with the colors and I’m in love with the pattern.
The rest of the furniture in the apartment is old world as well. The artwork is more contemporary Israel.
Haim Haziz’s office and library has not been changed. It’s saved as a memorial to one of Israel’s first authors.
Being here is like being in a museum, but a warm friendly they-let-you-sit-down-on-the-furniture museum. Which is the best kind.
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