interior design

the juxtaposed Parisian …

Designer Ramy Fischler of French firm RF Studio recently renovated a duplex apartment in grade “A listed” building in Paris. The apartment set over two floors also sports a garden and direct street access. Fiscler restored the woodwork and the Versailles parquet flooring that covers the fore section of the apartment. This prestigious pied à terre embodies Paris, imbued with...

the sawmill

In the lush countryside of North Wales in the village of Corwen, an 18th century sawmill had stood in disrepair for many years, a building located by  a scenic waterway with gushing waterfalls. The original exterior of local grey stone holds a strong connection with the landscape. In order to reflect the original purpose of the building as a working sawmill, a wide variety of...

Pop-Up House

When I think of Aix-en-Provence I picture century old farmhouses and cobble stone laneways, so when I saw this new house it certainly stood out. More astounding still is the fact it was put together in only four days and the only tool used was a cordless drill. Multipod Studio, the firm behind the project, created the design from...

a coloured Brownstone in Brooklyn

Jessica Helgerson Design were asked to furnish a...

17th Century Canal House

In some ways, the Canal House itself is typical of the houses built in the 17th Century on the banks of the Herengracht canal, one of the three largest canals in the city of Amsterdam. After serving as a hotel the canal house as been beautifully restored and given a new life as a family residence. Studio RUIM headed by...

Family Style of Joe D’Urso

The understated nature of Joe D’Urso belies the breath and scale of the works he has completed and this recent project in New York’s West Village is no exception. Born from combining two Federation townhouses, this single family home is now a repository of world-class art and a stunning collection of furniture from amazing custom pieces to mid-century icons. The colour palate of throughout is made...

On the shores of Washington…

Located on the shores of Washington at the Hood Canal is the ultimate cabin weekender. What was once an old 1950s boat storage has been completely revamped into a petite simple home. The multi-level cottage offers just enough space to be comfortable without casting a large footprint. The architects Bosworth Hoedemaker only revamp the interior of the former boat storage, refinishing the massive sliding double...

Above it all …

Tunquen House, located 160 km from the city of Santiago Chile, nests on the clifftops perched 50 meters above sea level. It is defined as a single volume of white concrete which is divided into three areas. The main area houses the living room, dining and kitchen, leaving at one end the master bedroom and its services, and at the other the guest and children's...

The Vault house California

It’s a safe bet that if I were walking along this beach in California I would stop in my tracks to look at this house.  Designed by Johnston Marklee, the house has been created around two main elements: the first is the need to capture the spectacular ocean view. The second is the restriction on building size in this location. Their solution to both elements...