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Luxury exploration

A "lavish hotel in motion" could be what best describes South America's first ever, luxury sleeper train, the Belmond Andean Explorer in Peru, which was designed by Inge Moore and Nathan Hitchins of London-based design firm, MUZA Lab. Its inaugural launch journey in May 2017 welcomed its passenger-guests with an elegance and exclusivity also romantically connected with the local cultural traditions of the idyllic-seeming, Peruvian...

Sydney downsizer

This beautiful little gem is located in Sydney purchased with the intention to fix up and sell, designed by the sassy and clever ladies from Amber Road – Sydney based Interior Design & Landscape Architecture firm. The dated 60's building was transformed into a luxurious beach side apartment, perfect for a retiree couple. It consists of 2 bedrooms with clever integrated storage, a modernized kitchen and...

Nature bursts in Milan

Turin-based architects Andrea Marcante and Adelaide Testa refurbished a 150m2 apartment in Milan, facing a lush internal garden. The visual relationship with nature was the guiding motivation behind the choice of this place on the part of the client, a place with which to identify and establish a personal rapport. These were the...

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...

powerful hues

The once former head office of a fashion brand, was transformed into a family home located in a 19th century Stockholm apartment and renovated by Note Design Studio. I simply adore the colour palette, bang on joinery and contemporary furniture that contrasts yet compliments the old world interior. The colours of the tiled ovens were green, pink and a yellowish white, they decided...

The Winners are … 2017 Belle/Coco Republic design awards

Cutting edge residential interiors and revolutionary retail spaces were celebrated on Thursday night at the 2017 Belle/Coco Republic design awards. In the pursuit of excellence, innovation and quality in interior design, 300 industry and media guests raised their glasses to all of this year’s finalist and winners. The esteemed industry judges had their work cut out for them, I personally loved all the finalists. So without...

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 being...

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...