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50 Shades

I have never read the infamous book but this is my type of fantasy. Designed by Milanese studio Dordoni Architetti, under the guidance by Luca Zaniboni, this apartment is flooded with natural light. Apertures sliced into the side and overhead flood the space. There is a serene gallery-like coolness to the space. Designer furniture by Jean Prouvé, Charles & Ray Eames,...

recasting the classics

Stepping into this Chelsea residence in New York by Jordan Carlyle you step into and environment full of direction, of wit and surprise and style not just transfixed but also ingeniously transformed. The Loft is characterised by earthly surfaces, exquisite singular details and chroma rich colour. Shades vibrate, soothe, rouse, and balance, all in a single palette. Chelsea...

to install meaning

A small yet complex duplex apartment renovation designed by Pitsou Kedem Architects was challenging. How would it be possible to install meaning and architectural values to a roof top apartment in a “standard” uninspired design multi-story building located amongst a row of similar structures in one of Tel Aviv’s bourgeois neighbourhoods?

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preserving the past

Lisbon based architecture studio AVA is behind the interior design and renovation of this stunning to die for apartment in Portugal’s capital city. Situated on the first floor of a 1893 building, the ‘Três Marias Loft’ is owned by a married couple of engineers with two small children. The designers chose to intervene upon the existing space as little...

Home Is Where the Creative Lives

I am lucky enough to have travelled all over the world. I am luckier again to have stayed in people’s homes all over the world as a guest or at times as part of a house swap. It was natural then that I was drawn to the following portfolio of homes from around the globe. Together they form a small number of incredible homes represented...

Balmain Apartment

Inspired by the interiors of mid-century modernist residential design, the Balmain apartment designed by Durbach Block Jaggers celebrates the intimacy and immediacy of the everyday. Functions overlap in this tiny renovated space, 7m x 9m in plan and only 2.4m high. The lower part of the walls are painted out to match the floors introduced at 900mm above...

The playground apartment

In order to redefine the role and function of the traditional kitchen in Taiwan, local studio House Design refurbished the interior of this apartment in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. To achieve this, the architects have integrated living room, dining room and kitchen into a open plan allowing the kitchen to become the center of communication for the family. The clever...

vintage ’20s

If you use cosmetics then chances are you might have heard of Terry de Gunzberg. She was the guiding force behind Yves Saint Laurent Beauty before she founded her very own line of cosmetics – By Terry. Renowned interior designer and friend of de Gunzberg Jacques Grange collaborated with de Gunzberg on her Manhattan apartment.  This apartment has great structure - a classic Upper East Side...

Art and Home

For those with a serious art collection redesigning their home can sometimes mean pairing everything back to ensure the art has the maximum exposure. This was certainly not the case for the couple who own this apartment on the Upper East Side, who enlisted interior design great Stephen Sills to design a home for them that worked with the art and was to become as...

Pastel Punch

When the brief for this apartment was to make the space as bright and cheery as possible to reflect the owners sunny disposition, macaroons where chosen as the colour theme. Throughout this Taiwanese home, pastel colours where used to create a calm yet playful atmosphere… certainly you couldn’t accuse the space of not being bright and cheery! The simple palate of three colours, blue, pink and...