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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...

the experience of seclusion

Located in Stockholm archipelago tall pines give the forested site an untouched character. Designed by Swedish studio  Tham & Videgård Architects the house is placed in a highly positioned clearing within the landscape, on a plateau facing the sea in the north. The property has been in the family for a long time with a couple of small...

Dusty Rose

If you hadn’t already noticed, I love colour. As a designer and relentless viewer of beautiful interiors I gain understanding of a designer’s process through breaking down their colour story. Gonzalo Garcia has crafted this modest apartment in Madrid, Spain around a sexy and feminine colour story. A tints based on the deep crimson velvet sofa plays out as...

seventy squares

Hailing from Brazil, architect and interior designer Diego Revollo has dealt a stunning hand to this loft style apartment renovation/conversion. This apartment feels livable and cozy while maintaining a sense of modern glamour. The materiality is kept neutral with polished plaster on the walls and ceilings and concrete on the floor. Shades of purple are layered atop this with...

white out

Taiwan studio Tai & Architectural Design kept this apartment in Taipei as minimal as possible so it can be easily reverted to its original state. The apartment is being rented by a couple working in the city centre, whom asked Tai & Architectural Design to create an interior that can be reverted once their lease is up.This property...