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Colour Contempo

Colour, for me as a designer, is so important. Too often here in the west we seem to be adverse to colour or perhaps even afraid of it. Artist and writer David Bachelor explores this at length in his book Chromophobia, proposing a fear of corruption or contamination through colour. This is not the case for Parisian Interior Designer

Harmony in contrast

Cristina Jorge de Carvalho is a pretty big deal. She has designed numerous chic hotels throughout Europe but today I want to show you this elegant and timeless apartment in Lisbon in Portugal. Carvalho’s signature is to play with contrast in material and texture.  This also applies to the mix of furniture and decorative objects. Here she has skillfully created...

the new classic

Filippo Carandini plays in both ponds of design, branding and interior design. The Florence apartment he introduces new perspectives while keeping the original language of a traditional Florance apartment. Filippo adjusted the existing structure to create a single open space where environments can be separated depending on their use. The color palette features light natural tones that enhance the bright ambiance...

keeping it young

The interior style in this project can be described as contemporary with the mix of Scandinavian design elements and mid-century modern furniture. Designed by Russian studio INT2 Architecture for a young couple situated not far from Saint-Petersburg Russia. The main goal of the project was to create a large, well-lit open living space with functional living zones and a separated bedroom. In order to...

losing my mind

I am quietly losing my mind over the latest residential project from Lorenzo Castillo in Madrid, Spain. Castillo has appointed this duplex in Madrid with his signature mix of art, bold use of pattern and colour. Downstairs a wash of blue and high contrast black and white greets you. The rug design and colour composition seems almost a...

On Top of the World

Jean-Louis Deniot is an Interior Designer with a capital I and a capital D. He is so on top of his game it is impossible to look past his work. His work, which we have featured before, does not scream traditional, nor modern, nor classic but rather is screams style and luxury and it is these two words that define the scale and type of...

1970’s Sydney Manly beach

Redgen Mathieson's approach to design is grounded in Modernist principles of authentic, timeless design, with an emphasis on finely detailed spaces built to outlast changing fashion. This apartment was refurbished as a Sydney base for an Australian expatriate couple. Located within a 1970’s residential tower, the apartment enjoys significant views to Sydney’s Manly beach to the north, and...

hipster pied-à-terre

The owner of Micasa, a furniture and objects store in São Paulo, Brazil, flies to New York four times a year, where he scours Brooklyn flea markets with his girlfriend, interior decorator Ana Strumpf. Whenever he leaves his 300 square meter apartment in Jardins, São Paulo to sleep in his 87-square-meter pied-à-terre in Chelsea New York, Hussein Jarouche doesn’t exactly downsize...

The Stones of Venice

Continuing my love affair with all things Venetian I came across this apartment in Manhattan. The project is located in Gramercy Park and what began as a modest tidy up of the apartment transformed into a total renovation lasting 5 years with designer Jim Luigs. Inspiration is all around us and for the client of this project reading three...

Unpretentious Melbourne pad

Located in a heritage-listed building in Melbourne’s CBD, this apartment designed by Clare Cousins Architects updates a 75m2 apartment for a young family. Bathed in abundant natural light from windows along three of the four walls, the open, functional space utilises readily available, affordable materials to make the most of a small space and a modest budget. The clients,...