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Rich velvets and metallics, fine art and carefully curated collections, dark corners and soaring ceilings. It's all about the drama, a glamorous modern drama. Luxurious, refined, sophisticated, rich. West Village Residence by New York based Carlyle Designs.
A 150 m2 home that was uninhabited for quite some time in Barcelona with no personality and lacking in light and flow was totally transformed by Bárbara Aurell, interior architect and designer of Espacio en blanco. I would guess Bárbara has a thing for white, and it seems so do these homeowners. This apartment was transformed with lots of white paint and furnishings and the result is beautiful. And the bathroom is to die for! Via Nuevo Estilo.
There are three things I know when it comes to gardens. 1) I love gardening on a weekend, 2) I love super lush plantings and 3) I love Amanda Oliver's gardens. Amanda runs a small landscape design and garden making company in Melbourne with a focus on the plants. Oh such beautiful plants!
A big thanks to interior designer Scott Talmon for sending over photos of one of his recent projects. This is the home of a young family in Herzliyah, a district of Tel Aviv, Israel. The current homeowners bought the 30 year old home from the original owners , so as you would guess, it needed a lot of updates and modernizing including opening up walls, both interior and exterior and renovating the kitchen and bathrooms. The renovations and design were done on a very limited budget. The result is modern, family-friendly and timeless. Great job Scott!
Haussmannian architecture, signature furniture pieces and a foyer now converted to a library full of books. Just about ticks all the boxes for my perfect Paris apartment. I think I'll be moving in to this Alma Marceau residence by Studio CMP.
I continue to crush on the fabuolous Parisian apartments the ladies of Desjeux Delaye have designed. I continue to adore the details and the drama and the addition of colour. This dining room (though I'm unsure why it has a sink) is killer! LOVE that shelving! And the mirror!
Stylish black and white living in California with a hint of the 70s but definitely of the design moment. Artisanal and organic, zen like and beautiful in its simplicity. Carmel Valley Residence by integrated design studio Salt + Bones.
Before Baron Haussmann started gutting Paris under Napoleon the 3rd, a wave of modernization had started in the center of Paris where new buildings had gone up according to a different set of rules which would ultimately lead to what is known as the Haussmannian type. This apartment is located in such building and its decorative influence (both on the facade and inside apartments) bares a Greek influence, rather than Neoclassical, which would be generalized for later buildings. As in most apartment renovations in older buildings, the layout was radically modified as the kitchen was brought right next to the front entrance and left as an open space and a master suite was created where the kitchen was formerly located. We undertook heavy restoration of original features (more specifically a remarkable wood floor) and created a smooth transition with remodeled areas so as to preserve the feel of an early 19th century apartment. Whenever possible, contemporary elements were introduced which, in combination with the furniture selection, create a lively and modern interior.
Have I told you how much i love a loft? The soaring ceilings, the open plan living, the industrial vibe. Add a wall of books,a scattering of colourful rugs and a fabulous collection of personal pieces and I want to move right in. Williamsburg Waterfront Loft by Space Exploration, an integrated architecture and interior design practice in New York City.
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