An interview with Ernst Jan Zantingh by Kay Hare  How did you get involved in interior design, does it run in the family? My father was a landscape architect, so yes, the influence of design runs in the family. I decided to study construction, furniture design, and business at Intercollege Den Haag in the Hague and HMC Rotterdam University. But the primary influence in design came from Jan Des Bouvrie when I worked for him for seven years in sales and management. How important do you think it is to study interior design? [...]

2020-01-23T08:27:52+01:00January 23rd, 2020|ALL|1 Comment

Freshly inspired at imm in Cologne

While Paris was preparing for its marquis interior design show Maison et Objet, I decided to break my new year design industry tradition by journeying to the Imm International Furniture and Interiors Fair in Colgone. While not as expansive as its French trade fair counterpart, I was instantly impressed the moment I walked into the exhibition hall. The quality of the products, the designs, the colors and textures all spoke volumes about the design industry and its progressive move to continue with pushing boundaries, bolder attempts in conveying comfort and most of all, redefining the appeal of style in a modern minded world. [...]

2020-01-23T11:12:05+01:00January 21st, 2020|ALL|0 Comments

Black Framed Windows

One of the most trending styles these days is the use of black framed windows and we just love them.  They are also fantastic to use when you want to section off a room such as a living room or kitchen but want to keep the space airy, open and light. The black framed gives a modern edge with a sublime contrast and linear definition to each room. Here we used these black framed windows for a renovation project we did in St Aygulf in the south of France. The owners of this lovely home wanted a complete new design with a fresh [...]

2018-12-14T13:44:22+01:00October 29th, 2018|ALL, FRESH IDEAS|0 Comments

Interior Design – 3 principles of the Red Line

Harmony, functionality and personal style are the 3 principles of the Red Line philosophy that my interior/exterior design company ZANTOS is based on. I have been using this philosophy as long as I can remember in my career and truthfully I'm not sure where I got it from! The red line represents a direction of flow where every element in the room such as colours, patterns, materials and furnishings are respected much like the ancient Chinese art of feng shui. Throughout the years I have found that these 3 principles lead to a balanced environment giving a sense of well being, so [...]

2018-12-14T13:45:08+01:00October 29th, 2018|ALL, INTERIORS|0 Comments

Sunday at Villa Zantos

Sunday at Villa Zantos (video/pics) ZANTOS Interiors & Exteriors and Karin Van Os Concepts had the pleasure of hosting a Sunday Networking-Socialising event at Villa ZANTOS with the collaboration of the Riviera Business Club and the International Club of the Côte d’Azur. We decided to bring our partners, clients, friends and the ZANTOS team together for an afternoon in the panoramic garden of Villa ZANTOS. Live music by recording artist Penny Mac, art by artist Karin Van Os, international food and wine by Events by George transformed what would be an ordinary Sunday into an exceptional day [...]

2018-12-14T13:46:30+01:00May 16th, 2018|ALL, LIFESTYLE|0 Comments