Swedish, a sales manager and with a strong passion for interior design. After her complete renovation of an old villa in Munich and the visibility this brought her in the international press, Victoria Haller decided to share the knowledge she acquired from this vast project by founding Villa Haller Interior Styling & Staging and focusing on home styling, the activity which transforms unsuspected treasures into eye-catching interiors by making large and small changes to the home.
This mission is different to that of the interior designer because it can be applied after the design phase as such. ‘Convenience and creativity’ is the motto of Victoria Haller’s dream and her aim is to show that a beautiful home can be designed with a manageable amount of effort, working on the basis of existing furnishings and structures. New expensive projects are easy, but transforming a home into a more beautiful place with realistic ideas is much more interesting and a real challenge.
The Munich villa project was documented in great detail on social media, instagram.com/villahaller/, and Victoria Haller even carried out little surveys to involve her followers in choosing the most suitable materials. Selecting the patio paving also took some time: should she use wood, stone or porcelain stoneware? The aim was to enable the garden and patio to be used as an extension of the kitchen in summer. The perfect paving? Outdoor stone-effect porcelain stoneware, matched with the indoor flooring. The material chosen was Forum2 in Beige colour, a collection of ceramic tiles in 20 mm thickness by Ceramica del Conca. Forum2 is manufactured by an industrial process which gives it uneven, slightly rounded edges. Every tile looks like a stone slab and can be either installed dry on gravel, grass and sand or glued in place in the traditional way. At Villa Haller all the outdoor paving is installed by gluing and has particularly wide joints to emphasise the tiles’ uneven edges. A porcelain stoneware paving material was chosen not only for its appearance but also because of its complete resistance to cold and frost. It will withstand Munich’s long winters with ease. The tiles are frostproof and Forum2 has an anti-slip surface.
The result is truly lovely. The space underneath the pergola and the area around the house are perfectly integrated into the garden, thanks also to a very natural beige colour with shade variation. Wicker chairs and tables, bamboo baskets, and pots of flowers and plants were the final touch for a stunning outdoor area.
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