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Manhattan Triplex … Sara Story Design

I am praying that by some magic of manifest that if I keep writing about New York I’ll end up living there one day. My writing is helped of course by the fact that the city is filled with amazing talent, one of whom is Sara Story. Named by Elle Décor as one of “The Top 10 to Watch in 2011,” her recent project in...

Living large in a small space

Space is quite a luxury and underwhelming design is all too common in compact apartment design, this 60m2 apartment concept designed by Russian architect Vlad Mishin solves many problems that come with small homes. The space is divided lengthwise by sculptural plywood structure, which consists of several transforming blocks made from black metal framework and plywood. The shape of the blocks create a beautiful undulating...

Lauenen Residence by Studio Seilern

Located in a small Swiss village the brief for the chalet asked to provide two distinct apartments. Studio Seilern set about by splitting the chalet into two interlocking L-shapes, two distinct residences which share one common entrance. The two apartments could also be reconfigured into one large residence, with minimal reconstruction if need be. All materials are kept in their rawest and most natural form,...

Scandinavian Living… Christian’s & Hennie

The Scandinavian’s have without doubt made as much a mark on the design world as anybody and with good reason: clean lines, pure aesthetic and understated style are all trademarks of the Scandinavian look and Olso’s Christian’s and Hennie are no different. This recent apartment showcases their skill in employing a monochromatic palate with chic clean lines to create an interior that is as graceful...

Russian Delight by Marina Gisich

This Russian project by Marina Gisich brings together an astonishing art collection and chic design into one dynamic space.  By far, the incredible light feature in the entry hall with its organic, ethereal and almost whimsical form stands out as quite unique and situated as it is directly  opposite as people walk in, sets the tone for the rest of the apartment. Through out the...

Just A Touch Sexy

Today’s lush project is brought to you because I think it’s a little bit bold, a little bit sassy and, yes, just a touch sexy. The project is by the talented team at Staffan Tollgard and is in London’s swanky Belgravia. All the elements are there - sensual curves, bold colours and adventurous proportions. All one has to do it stand back and soak it...

Apartment Dreaming

Having recently moved into an apartment I have been thinking of what I would look for in my dream apartment. At the top of my list I wanted a place that has smart design appeal; was comfortable and didn’t try too hard. One studio whose work I have been following ticked all these boxes: New York’s Selldorf Architects. These two projects, (my favourites of their...

Jean- Louis Deniot A French Wonder

When I last wrote about Jean-Louis I used the word swoon to describe his work. Nothing has changed; I still swoon when I see his work, but this current project of his stirs different emotions, namely wonder. The project, in Paris, has elements that really shouldn’t work together, but do in a spectacular way. I cannot stop looking at the gold kitchen with marble floor...

Minimal Envy 1930’s apartment

I always find something quite admirable about stark interiors, mainly because I am such a terrible minimalist. This project by Slovenian studio Sadar + Vuga embodies all that minimalism should, but builds upon it to create subtle layers, which as they put it “…inspires discovery [and] stimulates curiosity …” With a material palate of epoxy, concrete panels, steel, Plexiglas and leather, the team at Sadar...

Amore…. Dimore Studio

This recent project by Milano firm Dimore Studio exudes all that I love about interiors. The design is strong and understated with an expert mix of forms and materials that allows the space to escape the doldrums of being typecast as belonging to a particular place or time. Set against a backdrop of soft textured grey walls with gentle vaulted ceilings, the colour palate of...