THE FACE "Jacqueline Morabito"
Provence district in South France is facing the Mediterranean Sea and it's a warm area, surrounded by ocean and mountains. Jacqueline Morabito, born and raised in Nice, currently lives in a village called La Colle sur Loup. She is a designer, designing and producing lifestyle related products under her own brand name, such as furniture, dishes, linens, fragrances and food. She was active as a jewelry designer and then turned an interior designer. Since that time for 30 years, she has been successful on frontline of French interior industry. Her actual achievements include designing museums, cafes, boutiques and houses. Moreover, she was a style consultant for interior magazines and performed some industrial designs as well.
Her own residence is located in the field of olives, not too far from the village where her atelier is. She purchased this field, cultivated in the 15th century, about 12 years ago. When she first visited there, she was strongly inspired by the energy of the place and when she built a house, she tried to keep it as is, as much as possible. Her "white world" spreads in Jacqueline's house. However, what she expresses is not "pure white" but it's warm "milky white" where you can almost smell some sweet fragrance. The space and furniture designs she got involved, basically possessed hard and simple lines, but the materials were delicate and when you touch it, it feels comfortable. It is indeed her unique style that she pursues minimalism yet it doesn't give a cold impression. And it is easy to feel her affection in each item in this house such as thoroughly ironed bed linens, blankets with her initials embroidered, etc.
For Jacqueline who was born and raised in Nice, it is important to perform creative activities here. She gets up at 6 o'clock every morning and in the evening, she tries to go home as early as possible to have a quality time with her family in the midst of hectic schedule. This is a place where she can recapture herself. While surrounded by the air in Provence, sharing life with her family, being in the culture and customs that ancestors cultivated, she leads a life appreciating the nature. She loves everything around her and getting energy from these elements, she has been creating her unique interpretation of the world.