Life at № 42 by E.M. Coutinho
I’m in the last stages of the ebonising of the table. I decided to go with a wax finish, which is — of course — the hardest to do. But the nicest to the touch. The table gets a lot of use in this house so it’s important to get a respectable result.
Mike’s been doodling with pergola designs as we’ve decided one is going over the terrace. Unopiu makes beautiful things but unfortunately nothing anywhere near the size we need, so ours will have to be made to order. We’ve used a local Mazamet artisan before for the coffee table in the Red/Zuber room and we’re using him for the pergola because we’re extremely happy with the quality of his work.
We’re basing the design on the Unopiu Solaire, though double the size. Mr. Bouzac will also be going with more solid and sturdy ironwork and we’ve asked him to make the decoration a bit more sophisticated than the one below.
and some lemons, peppers and new hydrangeas