Annemarie van Riet
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A sanctuary nestled among the Saint-Emilion vineyards invites slow living

Pomœria, Saint-Émilion 2018 - 2019


To create a summer home that feels like it has been passed down through generations was the common thread behind both the design and hospitality concepts.

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Concept & Strategy
Interior Design
Styling and FF&E
Marketing plan and materials

Branding: Delight
Photography: Richard Moran
Location: Saint-Émilion, France



Nestled along the medieval walls of Unesco World Heritage site Saint-Émilion and surrounded by prestigious vineyards, Pomœria was created as a five bedroom sanctuary for travellers seeking proximity to the village without sacrificing space and privacy.  At Pomœria boutique hotel meets private villa.

To create a laid back luxury place that looks like it had always been there, the interior of the 19th century ivy clad stone house was completely stripped of unnecessary ornamentation.  The 320 square metre ground floor was re-imagined to create large living rooms with the original wood beam ceilings and antique terracotta tiles.  In the light filled and pared down bedrooms, an unfinished wood Louis XV bed is combined with handmade furniture, french modernist lighting and art pieces from the owners’ personal art collection to create a true home-away-from-home.

The surrounding 2500m2 lush gardens were terraced to create a series of outdoor living spaces: from the dining area with its oversized table under the shaded pergola close to the summer kitchen to the stone paved swimming pool, the intimate breakfast terrace and the croquet green.

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