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A place amongst the Poplars

Alexander Place is a Grade II listed Georgian terrace, sitting in the heart of swanky South Kensington, London. Nestled amongst a Poplar lined street, the listed exterior required the deft hand of Minale + Mann to fineness the renovation. Redefining the internal space typologies to a more contemporary layout, Minale + Mann have created a generous family home. The design...

Bachelor Party

Hernandez Greene are the duo responsible for the transformation of this Greenwich Village apartment from basic white box to ultra-glam bachelor pad. The brief for this project was simple – create a home that did double time as a space to display art and to entertain on a lush scale. Katrina Hernandez and Joshua Greene of Hernandez Greene devised a...

The “New” Hamptons

For better or worse, the Hamptons “look” is one of the most copied around the world. Swathes of creams, whites and nautical stripes usually defines the theme and attempts to infuse a home with a relaxed beachy vibe. Bearing that in mind, this home by designer Tamara Magel is pure Hamptons love for me. While it is unmistakably Hamptons (the...

Masculine in Mexico City

This 150 square metre home in the posh Lomas de Chapultepec neighbourhood in Mexico City is the residence of Eugenio López, the owner of Jumex – the juice megabrand popular throughout the USA and Latin America. Famed as having perhaps Latin Americas largest private art collection, this home doesn’t have your traditional Western “white box” gallery-like interior. Famed Spanish designer Luis Bustamante has...

Seeing Red – Arizona / A-I-R Architects

I grew up and have lived close to the water my whole life, so admittedly desert architecture has always seemed somewhat foreign to me. The idea of designing a home to sit in such an inhospitable place appears daunting and growing up my only real reference for desert architecture were the pleasure homes of Palm Springs. In recent years, I have always kept a keen...

A Classic French Home Filled With Sottsass

The long and eclectic career of the architect and designer Ettore Sottsass, a leading figure of the 1980s Memphis group, is on vivid display in the ornate 18th-century Rue de Grenelle apartment in Paris of the architect and designer Charles Zana – whose work we love! While Zana, not typically known for a Memphis emphasis in his aesthetic - certainly incorporates the bold...

Thinking laterally

The demand for whole floor or lateral apartments as they are affectionately known in London is at an all-time high. This Notting Hill home of “empty nesters” is a stunning example. The resolution by Louise Holt is urban but elegant with strong statement furniture, lighting and finishes that showcase the clients' art collection. Rearranging the space typologies and rationalising the circulation of the...

First impressions count

Making a great first impression can be tricky. What do I wear? How do I smell? Am I interesting? So when Mayes Office was approached for this complete renovation a big part of the design resolution was focused towards this and it shows! The entry creates a memorable experience, orientating us towards the rest of the house in a concise...

French Connection

Having opened his firm only a year ago, the quality of this initial project by Jean Charles Tomas is all the more impressive. Following an international career, Tomas returned to Paris to complete a renovation of this apartment, which is tucked away in the chic area of Saint Sulpice on the left bank. As a whole, the design feels very Parisian...

An update to the swinging 60’s

I’m actually surprised I haven’t posted about Jamie Bush & Co yet. How have we neglected to share such an amazing Hollywood Hills home?! Arriving here can be a quintessentially LA experience: the winding drive up from Sunset Boulevard, the unhurried opening of the driveway gate, the welcoming soft glow of the entry court, a peek into...