interior design

the deck house

Conceived as a layering of decks, the beach house designed by Blank Page Architects seeks to maximize its relationship with the sea through a visual and compositional celebration of horizontal lines and the horizon. The slabs are held by a minimal steel structure made of equally sized square columns, as well as a discreet glass enclosure and wooden...

Reworked 1973 residence New Zealand

The original house was commissioned in 1973. Reworking of the residence by New Zealand based Fearon Hay Architects inserts fine steel framed glazing amongst the original concrete columns, beams and shear walls. The concrete is exposed and softened by a sarked timber ceiling throughout. A new sleeping pavilion is set above a landscaped podium integrated into the existing...

A Shared Vision

Two brothers, a shared dream and intuitive architects are to thank for this unique home…well, actually two homes. The brothers shared an expansive parcel of land in Tapalpa near the Pacific coast in Mexico and engaged Elías Rizo Arquitectos to design and build for them two homes that would work in tandem yet have their own personality at...

from here to infinity

They say its all about location, location, location but design must respect and take advantage of the location.  Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners (AABE) designed the Infinity house in Baleares, Spain. The house takes up its position, back facing the other houses, and simply embraces the entire horizon. With limited terrain to work with  AABE aimed to...

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...

life in mono

Dutch interior architect i29 transformed a former garage space in Amsterdam’s  De Pijp into a spacious house naturally lit by skylights. The interior with a generous 230sqm on one floor level is finished in a simple material palette. The repetition of rectangular rough oak wooden surfaces is in great contrast with the stark white walls, black surfaces and grey...

Californian Calm

Commune are known for their approachable calm interiors and this Brentwood beauty is no different. Brentwood is the plush neighbourhood to the west of Beverly Hills and this home certainly lives up to the lush lifestyle of its residents with soft tones reigning supreme throughout the house with only the occasional punch of strong colour and pattern. Typical of Commune’s work, there is a strong mix...