Anyways. I already previously wrote a blog post about it and that post connected me with one of the CasaCor designers, one whose space I had particularly liked: Peruvian interior designer Roque Saldias Daly. He kindly sent me some images of the summer terrace and bedroom he designed for CasaCor and even accepted to be interviewed for this blog. His interview helped me to understand better why I was so fascinated by his design -it is the story behind the design, told through colors, patterns and compositions of objects. Eclectic but stylish.
For CasaCor 2013 he created an about 100 square meters large summerly space on the second floor roofed terrace of Palacete Sousa.
”In past 10 years I have seen an increasing interest in interior designing in Peru and implementation of better building codes” says Roque. ”But still, interior designer is considered as an elitist profession here - not everybody recognizes the value of hiring an interior designer. At the same time, the architects also want to design interiors, which is not the case in the United States where the two professions are legally separated”
Studying in United States provided Roque with broad technical skills and taught him to appreciate higher standards. ”Quality for me goes hand in hand with higher standards. Today we are open for global markets, but for my projects I make a point to buy from the best providers in Europe or in the United States."
For the last CasaCor in Lima, Roque had in mind Karen Blixen, her books and story telling personality: "I had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong Hills.”
”I tried to recreate her adventurous life and sophisticated upbringing by mixing a group of objects and furniture that would be the memorabilia of a well traveled and versed character like her. In 1913 she moved to Africa. 100 years later I brought her memory to Lima, ”at the foot of Barranco”.
And what is Roque’s favorite room or space in a house?
”I like all rooms as long as they have character, are attractive and are basically away of trends."
...and a little reading corner on a terrace: