About: Nic Kaiko

Recent Posts by Nic Kaiko

Lyon’s Den

Jenna Lyons love of acid-bright hues is one of the reasons her interiors, specifically her previous Park Slope townhouse was one of the most liked and repined images on Pinterest. Lyons’s style has been copied down to its smallest detail. That’s due in part to her innate skill at mixing unexpected elements to achieve a look that feels fanciful if not quite fancy. Her newly renovated...

The Jet Set

The Costa do Sol or the Portuguese Riviera is famous with the jet set elite and royalty alike, so its no surprise then that such a chic apartment presides over a slice of this dynamic coastline. Cristina Jorge de Carvalho’s aesthetic could be described as a monolithic massing of materiality meets mid-century eclecticism. There is a real sense of confidence in the way...

Upper East Side – party of five

This family home is located close to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the New York’s uber chic Upper East Side, Manhattan. Effortlessly stylish, this family home for five occupies two floors of a Central Park facing building, with the entire second floor as a parents retreat. The ultimate in luxury. The palette of materials is mostly neutral with swathes of natural stone -  Arabescato for...

Art meets life – revisited

Thanks to the innovative approach taken by designer Anthony Collett and the enthusiasm of the owners for his suggestions, this nineteenth-century London flat is now an exciting space full of colour and texture.

Mirror-glass sliding panels separate the sitting room, dining-room hall and kitchen. An abstract design by artist Fiona Gallagher is on the side facing...

Garden Life

With summer mere minutes from us here in Sydney, every year at this time my focus shifts towards the outdoors. This home known as AH House by the stellar Guilherme Torres breaks down the boundaries between interior and exterior living spaces so beautifully and effortlessly. The house and interiors have been designed to allow year round living between the two, creating permeable...

Sky high

In a soaring pied-a-terre overlooking central park in Manhattan is Jamie Drake’s latest ultra-luxurious commission. Drake, best known for his work with former Mayor Bloomberg – the grand limestone New York home, classically styled and traditional – here a base of quality materials and finishes underpins what is essentially a modernist aesthetic. In the living room, the fabulous mirrored chair is...

Visual in Venice Beach

This old world family home in Venice beach is beautiful. Owned by actress Denise Vasi and her director husband Anthony Mandler their home is a narrative of a life of travel – they are after all professional storytellers, in front and behind the lens. The proportions of this house hark to a previous time. Enormous 7 metre ceilings create volumes of space not usually experienced in...

Summitridge Beverly Hills

Marmol Radziner are DA Platform regulars. Their multidisciplinary work is considered, resolved and chic. This Summitridge family home in the Beverly Hills is no exception. The Summitridge interiors are modern and feminine with strong mid-century modern European influences, based around a primarily neutral color palette of cream, ivory, blush, and violet tones. Swathes of insitu terrazzo floor and golden hues of marble in...

From up on Princes Hill

The inner city suburb of Princes Hill in Melbourne Australia is home to some beautiful Victorian Architecture. The challenge here: to juxtapose what is a contemporary renovation while championing the heritage of the building. Charged with the task to bridge this historical language was Christopher Elliott – and what a conversation! This family home seems to draw design motifs from many eras: Victorian...

Chromatic tension

Situated on Boston’s famous Beacon Street this stately apartment is an exploration of colour and balance by Dee Elms of Elms Interior Design. Traditional in it proportions and architectural detailing the home is an eclectic mix of contemporary, mid-century and classical decorative elements. Australian made lighting from Christopher Boots sits alongside New York’s Apparatus Studio and vintage Serge...

Recent Comments by Nic Kaiko

    No comments by Nic Kaiko yet.