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Sunday dreaming …

If I could plan my perfect Sunday I would start with the lush green velvet sofa and epic bookcase that feature in this stunningly simple interior by Anne Sophie Goneau of Montreal. The apartment is a classic study in contrasting the raw elements of a building with slick joinery and refined design. In an interior that is almost exclusively crisp white the kitchen cuts a strong...

Defining the use of space

How does one improve the design of an apartment located in one of the most popular addresses in Belo Horizonte Brazil designed by none other than the influential late Oscar Niemeyer. That was the mission architect Gislene Lopes, asked to update a unit of 60 m2 in Condo Juscelino Kubitschek in the iconic JK building. The clients a young couple needed a place close to...

The house of DUST

In this house, created as it was through a poetical expression of ideas and gestures, the nuisances in the design guide the aesthetic outcome of the space. With ceilings of rustic plaster to mimic a cave roof and a colour palate that draws directly from the earth, the House of Dust, in Rome, draws upon these natural elements and contains them within strict mathematical proportions:...

New York Luxe – Giancarlo Giammetti’s apartment

Picasso’s and leopard print and gold – OH MY! An apartment as lush as this could only exist in New York City and could only be the result of a lifetime of collecting and imagination. The apartment’s owner, Giancarlo Giammetti (one half of the Valentino empire) worked with designer Jacques Grange to create this ultimate New York pad and with walls of Indian mica, leopard...

New York’s Finest

It’s not often someone gets the chance to buy a place, gut it and turn it into their dream home. Even rarer still is the chance to buy five places surrounding each other, combine them and turn them into a super-apartment in the middle of Manhattan. However, that is exactly what one couple have done. Enlisting the talents of architectural designer Thomas Juul-Hansen and decorator...

Barcelona Winner

This stunning apartment in Barrio Gotico, Barcelona by British firm David Kohn Architects has recently won World Interior of the Year in Singapore. The apartment, designed for two brothers, has taken on the triangular form of the building it is housed in and translated it into an impressive tiled floor that, through a gradual change in colour, delineates the brother’s separate areas – red for...

The POD

Although I have never stayed in a pod-style hotel there is certainly something that is rather cool about them. Is it the voyeuristic open end of each pod or just the simplicity of the idea a place to rest without the all bells and whistles that come with hotels. What ever the reason Pod style hotels are a hot trend especially in Singapore in contemporary...

Boston Love

Set behind not one but two handsome Bostonian facades this generous family home is the culmination of the owners’ sheer perseverance. Having spent years acquiring the individual apartments that made up the two buildings they were eventually in a position to join them together and create their dream home. Bringing on board architects Dell Mitchell and interior designer Thad Hayes, the gracious house provides a...

It’s a small WORLD.

It seems appropriate that in this world where space is at a premium that I should feature a space saving design. The clever folk at illDesign have created a chic solution to adding extra space and better utility to this small apartment. Dubbed “The Living Cube,” the unit incorporates a guest bed on top accessed via a ladder with shelving on the open side to...

Columbian Treasure

With every new project I see of Jean Louis Deniot’s I fall a little more in love. His interiors are always about the detail, the layers and with his expert eye for sourcing incredible pieces from around the world and from across different decorative styles his interiors are utterly dreamy. This apartment in Columbia is a sublime treasure chest with furniture and art dating from...