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Its fashion, darling

To push the door to this Parisian apartment is to enter another world; a world where seduction, sensuality, glamour, temptation, mystery, ostentation and incandescence infuses each space with a controlled eccentricity and non-conformist vocabulary. Studio RED ABSOLU principal Géraldine Prieur draws her inspiration from the boldness of Schiaparelli, Givenchy, Pucci, Alexander McQueen to name just a few illustrious houses. From Haute Couture, lingerie...

Back to School

Taking on the loft conversion in this former school, Dutch firm Eklund Terbeek have infused a contemporary interior within the existing heritage elements to create a home that is both modern while at the same time telling the story of this historic building. Reorganising the program of the building to maximise space and flow, the firm combined two former classrooms to make a...

The seventh room – revisited

Snohetta recently completed a treetop retreat floating among the forest canopy of pine trees for the Treehotel in northern Sweden. As you near the seventh room from below and look up at the sky, the entire underside of the building is covered by a life-size photograph of the treetops as they looked before the...

A Luxe Bachelor’s Pad – revisited

After spending his days making the world's most famous faces beautiful, it makes sense that the owner of this New York apartment would want the same for his home. Make-up artist to the stars, Mario Dedivanovic, enlisted young design super-star Ryan Korban (famed for designing the interiors for Balenciaga, Alexander Wang and more) to completely renovated his penthouse...

A new apartment of yester year

At the top of a classic Art Deco building on the Upper East Side is a home designed by Billy Cotton and his exploration of contradictions in a coveted Classic Six building by Emery Roth who was one of the Manhattans definitive early-­20th-century architects. Cotton pays homage to the classic apartments of previous times, as well as...

life in colour – revisited

Architecture studio Point Supreme designed this bright and fun apartment for a family with young children in Athens, Greece. Dubbed the Nadja Apartment, the house was once two separate flats, which were renovated and connected with a staircase in the middle. The focal point of the entire apartment, this custom-designed staircase construction is a small piece of architecture in itself...

19th century fusion

Paris-based, Peruvian architect Diego Delgado-Ellas newly refurbished Parisian apartment is a fusion of 19th century decorative flourishes and an urban aesthetic of vintage elegance and minimalist functionality. The apartment’s combination of distinctively high ceilings and tall street-facing windows inundate the rooms with daylight which the architect has amplified by the whiteness of walls and ceilings. But rather than white-washing all the surfaces, several wall sections...

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...

Labyrinth by Steve Cordony

With a signature style that juxtaposes contemporary with a refined, traditional classicism, Steve Cordony has created a range, which imbues his aesthetic, and also allows the designs to seamlessly work within a myriad of different environments. “I am constantly observing shapes and patterns around me. Whether I am working on any of my projects or travelling, everything from a window grate in...

Surry Hills respect

This sublime warehouse conversion led by Josephine Hurley Architecture is in one of Sydney’s most recognised local heritage buildings, the distinctive Edwards & Co. building. The building is wedged into a narrow street in the fast regenerating inner-city suburb of Surry Hills. Formerly a tea factory in the 1920s and more recently an advertising agency, the brief was to breathe new life...