interior design

as homely as bread

There is no doubt that everyone loves the smell of fresh baking bread but imagine staying in a hotel where this smell wafts through the foyer and hallways everyday!  At Praktik Hotel located in the Eixample district of Spain's second largest city, this is exactly what you will get. Designed by 2013 designer of the year, Lazaro Rosa Violan,...

Reimagined in Mexico

Social housing is something that concerns almost every society and because of this the impact of architecture and interior design on social housing has been great. Built for practicality and to stand the test of time, social housing leans more towards utilitarian than it does to grandiose. Often these buildings are given over to private residents as is the case with this project.

crisp white walls and lush green lawns

Located in Casa Salto in the countryside of Sao Paulo Brazil sits a contemporary country house designed by AMZ Arquitetos. Every common room in the single-story home continues uninterrupted, aside from the kitchen, which features a sliding wall connecting it to the dining room. Each of the four bedrooms is fitted with louvered doors, which slide open right...

industrial gallery chic

It's a bit of an art executing high end finishes such as marble and luxurious Italian furniture without looking opulent.  This dwelling designed by Architology that combines very natural elements and some super contemporary features which are dressed down by by the exposed brick walls and industrial concrete floors. The home interior is treated with colour, patterns and texture...

The Three Parts House

For many people who grew up in the suburbs the sight of the traditional post-war clinker brick house was a monotonous fact of life. Street upon street of virtually identical facades in the distinctive red brick. What a joy it is then to see the sympathetic, if not daring, transformation of this original clinker brick home by Architects EAT in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. The so-called...

Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards 2014 Australia

At Wednesday night’s gala Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards 2014, Australia’s interior design community came together to celebrate the creative and professional brilliance exhibited by our Australian grown local talent. The 250 industry and media guests raised their glasses on a balmy Autumn evening to all of this year’s finalists, including the esteemed Belle Coco Republic Interior Designer of the Year, Sydney-based Greg Natale of...

A Modern Ranch

Texas, I can attest, is far from a place of Cowboys and tumbleweed. Indeed, it is a place of refinement and culture and home to some of the most stylish homes I have seen. This central Texas home with interiors by Sara Story continues this refinement and given it is the designer’s own home the interiors are expectedly amazing. Sitting in the midst of lush green...

little spaces …. big ideas

This apartment created by Haptic architects is perched on the top floor of a 19th century apartment building in central Oslo in Norway. Purchasing the loft space above the apartment enabled the clients to do a full-scale refurbishment of the loft, bringing the two floors into one, unified space. By fully utilising the additional level was a game changer...