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First impressions count

Making a great first impression can be tricky. What do I wear? How do I smell? Am I interesting? So when Mayes Office was approached for this complete renovation a big part of the design resolution was focused towards this and it shows! The entry creates a memorable experience, orientating us towards the rest of the house in a concise...

Intoxicating mix

I have been fortunate enough to visit London a couple times and every time is more inspiring that the last. Spending days in galleries and design museums is such a decadent pleasure for me. What I love most about London is walking the streets, particularly the more affluent suburbs, peering through terrace front windows in the hope of glimpsing “the good room” beyond. I can...

Eclectic Mod glamour in Mayfair

Francis Sultana is a self-taught interior designer and actually didn’t start working as one until 2011. The move came as a natural and logical progression as Sultana is also the creative director of the David Gill Gallery in Mayfair, London. As creative director of the Gallery, he now works with current artists and designers to help them imagine the collectables...

The Perfect Hue

The “Apartment of Perfect Brightness” is a project completed by New York and California-based ASAP/Adam Sokol Architecture Practice. The 230 square metre, Beijing apartment, which got its name from a local garden of the same name, began with a focus on natural light. At the start of the project, ASAP explored the concept of “perfect brightness” by researching how different colours and qualities...

Untouched since the 70’s

For those who have followed this blog for a while, you might remember that one of my first posts on the Design Addicts Platform was about Diego Revollo and his gifted hand to a 70 square metre apartment.  Now, three years on from that post, he brings us this renovation three times the size! This apartment, untouched...

Harmonious living in Atherton

San Francisco-based Leverone Design has a reputation for interior compositions that are functionally elegant and deeply reflective of their owners. This Atherton project is just one of a series of seriously sophisticated projects. While I haven’t had the pleasure to experience this space first hand, I feel that I can almost hear these images. Softly spoken, refined and rhythmic. Leverone’s eye focuses towards...

An update to the swinging 60’s

I’m actually surprised I haven’t posted about Jamie Bush & Co yet. How have we neglected to share such an amazing Hollywood Hills home?! Arriving here can be a quintessentially LA experience: the winding drive up from Sunset Boulevard, the unhurried opening of the driveway gate, the welcoming soft glow of the entry court, a peek into...

The New Venice

I have posted about Venice previously, so it’s no secret that I love it. Its home to some extraordinary architecture and engineering steeped in tradition from an age of a gilded empire. It’s a place that truly peaks my sense of wonder. So for me, this latest project by Andrea Marcante and Adelaide Testa set in this amazing...

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 Mouille...

Holland Park, sweetie!

Holland Park is arguably the best part of London and is where this six bedroom Victoria townhouse sits. Formerly owned by John Cleese, this impressive building is now home to a young couple and their children. Scott Maddux in conjunction with his British design partner, Jo leGleud, collaborated with the London architect Nathaniel Gee on this project of generous proportions....

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