I first spotted images of Bruno de Caumont‘s Ho Chi Minh City home a few months ago in the French Elle Deco. It was love at first site but unfortunately I could not find images back then to illustrate a blog post. I was thrilled when I discovered that La Villa Verte had been featured in the first edition of Design Anthology and that the house tour was even available on their site. This 1950’s villa in the heart of the city has remained empty for thirty five years before being carefully renovated and furnished by the French interior designer “in the idea that I made myself about the style of the 50s in Saigon”. The house is brimming with color, pretty much one for each room, and sparsely furnished mostly with pieces from de Caumont’s own lacquered furniture line manufactured in Vietnam with centuries old techniques.
There is nothing I am not in love with in this house: the vibrant wall colors, the contrasting and often two-toned lacquered furniture which acts like a piping on a solid velvet upholstered armchair, or the graphic black and white floor. The space is uncluttered and relaxing yet with plenty of personality.
I usually love the interiors that I showcase on the blog, but the Villa Verte is certainly one of the nicest I have seen in a long time. I would move in in a heartbeat which, you can also do if you are traveling to Ho Chi Minh City. La Villa Verte is open to tourists through Airbnb here and here.