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Contemporary cool

Freelance fashion stylist Sara Cooper has created this stunning home for her new family in the Upper Eastside of Manhattan in New York City. With classical bones to the apartment such as herringbone floors as well as wall and ceiling mouldings- an interesting conversation between stylistic periods plays out along this backdrop. Part Hollywood Regency, part Miami Art Deco and definitely some rock and roll...

zen living

Architecture studio M17 designed this edgy apartment, located in the downtown area of Moscow. The general concept of the apartment was to bring the natural landscape inside  interior living environment. The owner is a zen Buddhist. The designers tried to use less partitions and walls for zoning the space...

colour pop

The calming mix of crisp white walls and exposed brick anchored by recycled timber floors, transcends this apartment into a gallery cum loft inspired creative space. Designed by Polish multidisciplinary design studio WIDAWSCY in Myslowice, Poland this relaxed and playful home quietly unveils it's personality through hand-painted concrete tiles, geometric wall-papers and colour blocked bathrooms. Ground floor open-plan living is...

elements and principals Manhattan

In extraordinary interiors it is a harmony of design elements and principals that create truly spectacular spaces. Delphine Krakoff of Manhattan based design firm Pamplemousee Design has orchestrated a visually distinctive interior that incorporates cutting-edge design and spirited contemporary art. This stately brownstone which when purchased was a small apartment complex built around the turn of the century...

Effortlessly Cool

Some people are effortlessly cool. Some interiors are effortlessly cool. Some cities are effortlessly cool. When these three elements combine the result is nothing short of spectacular! This project, the Berlin apartment of Emmanuel de Bayser, French owner of the uber-chic The Corner Berlin store, is one such example. De Bayser is off the mindset that the home is a...

Tribeca Transformation

Reclaiming old warehouses and transforming them is nothing new, especially in New York City. What caught my eye with this project, a Tribeca loft recently completed by Andrew Franz, is the stunning roof terrace and the interaction between the interiors and the world beyond.??Importantly, the character of the existing warehouse has been retained and interwoven within the narrative...

Smooth oscillations

In my ongoing quest to snoop inside the homes of architects and designers homes, I discovered this gem by Brazilian architect Osvaldo Tenorio. His home is modest in footprint and oscillates smoothly between the ash tones of concrete, granite, celadon green and composite warm blocks of orange and rouge-de-fer. Tenorio has rationalised the 1960’s site – opening walls and connecting spaces through the use of colour...

a process of collection

A constant state of flux is the best way to describe the status of architect Achille Salvagni’s Rome apartment. His elite design team specialises in luxury yachts mostly, with some residences in Europe and the US. There is nothing I like more as a designer than the privilege to peer inside the home of design great! The now...

Tom Dixon Victorian riverside warehouse

Metropolitan Wharf is an iconic eight storey Grade II Listed Victorian riverside warehouse building, which has been sensitively restored to provide flexible office accommodation. The top floor of this large office development has been converted into eight luxury penthouses by Tom Dixon's Design Research Studio. Located opposite Canary Wharf in London these large apartments are exclusive, playful and...

classic Renaissance

Austrian practice destilat recently restored Apartment H+M, a 130 sqm apartment in a Viennese building of classic Renaissance architecture built at the turn of the century. The typical structure of the apartment building was adapted to meet the requirements of a modern living whist keeping the traditional features. The kitchen was integrated into the living area to make room for...