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staying Neutral

Annaleena Leino Interiors founded by Annaleena Karlsson, a Finnish interior stylist and interior designer who lives in Stockholm Sweden. Her latest styling work is is for a Alexander White residence which has been furnished with some beautiful pieces from Mass Productions. I’m in love with the neutral colours in this apartment, styled by – lots of browns and greys...

French Connection

Having opened his firm only a year ago, the quality of this initial project by Jean Charles Tomas is all the more impressive. Following an international career, Tomas returned to Paris to complete a renovation of this apartment, which is tucked away in the chic area of Saint Sulpice on the left bank. As a whole, the design feels...

Crisp white box

David Mann, founder of MR Architecture + Decor, completely reimagined this typical pre-war apartment in Manhattan’s Carnegie Hill neighbourhood. The clients: discerning art collectors and their young daughters. The brief: to showcase their extensive art collection in spaces where the kids can have sleepovers and movie nights all in a crisp white box! No small...

timeless Monaco

The prolific, young interior design duo of Humbert and Poyet have created an elegant, single apartment located in Monaco, which marries the glamour, sophistication worthy of its location. Combining two apartments in a 1970's building, complete with an era-appropriate, ceramic mosaic façade - afforded the designers the unique opportunity to work in a 380 square meter space - a size which is highly unusual in...

reinvent the mundane

A bookshelf slides back to reveal a secret workspace inside this apartment in Berlin, recently overhauled by Itay Friedman Architects. The owner had a clear idea and love for the industrial design and a dream of a loft space, giving the task to reinvent the mundane typical old building block apartment into a style to which it was never constructed for. The...

TWA Terminal living

Loft Panzerhalle came about after Vienna based Studio Smartvoll won a 2013 competition to design the space, which is no surprise after seeing the finished results. Located in the Maxglan district in Salzburg, Austria, the loft spans 350 square meters of open space over two floors. The space was originally used to repair tanks but is now a...

Nothing in white

Stockholm-based firm Note Design Sudio which is known for its furniture and homeware design, recently refurbished this 1930s loft apartment in Sweden. Since its construction, Casa Ljungdahl had undergone multiple renovations. The project aim was to create a relaxed, soft environment and the main interior feature is a dark, low-lying base line that runs like a unifying horizon through...

Monochrome Simplicity

It seems monochrome is taking over yet once again, with a multitude of black and white rooms demanding attention. From the living room to the bathroom you can work this trend into any part of your home. Black and white never dates and to me it adds boldness and depth to any space. When working with a monochrome room you can have fun layering different...

Classic proportions

This apartment in Moscow is opulent in its proportions and provided the base for what is a stately renovation. Maintaining some of the original features – the parquet flooring and marble bathrooms, Elena Kornilova has sensitively inserted her point of view here. Touches of Modernism, Hollywood Regency and Georgian periods play out in lighting and cornicing details. It’s hard...

Entirely free

I can’t remember the last time I looked at a series of photographs that actually made my hairs stand on end. This latest project from architect royalty Joseph Dirand is his version of the ideal – a limitless expression of his design point of view. Constraints can be addicting – we construct elaborate ways to convince our clients to...