Displaying posts from May, 2018

Modern Bahamas Style

Posted on Thu, 24 May 2018 by midcenturyjo

Take me away to a life in the Caribbean. To a holiday house that puts a smile on my face. Holiday house? Hell no I’d want to live there all year round. I’m loving this home on the Abacos in The Bahamas by Denton House. Calm waters, warm breezes and water views forever and a fabulous fun house.

“Bold colored fabrics and finishes used in this island styled Baker’s Bay vacation home in the Bahamas made the perfect place to getaway. With deep stained wood floors and beach inspired prints, the design echoes the lush landscape outside. Our clients loved bright and bold so we really went for it in their space. Using white as a backdrop to all the color was the key to keeping this sophisticated, yet fun.”

Parisian dreams

Posted on Thu, 24 May 2018 by midcenturyjo

Ah the stuff of dreams. An apartment in the Latin quarter with a view. Not just any view but large windows filled with the Panthéon in all its perfection. Double height living room or should I say salone or even more so library. Then there is the art, the clean lines of the furniture, the sweeping staircase, a simple yet stylish modern kitchen and did I mention those windows and the access to a small balcony?  Yes it is the stuff of Parisian dreams. “Panthéon” by Hélène Van Marcke.

 

 

White on white on white

Posted on Wed, 23 May 2018 by KiM

(Photo: Alyssa Rosenheck)

I will admit that white scares me. I very rarely wear anything white and I never buy white items for my home. This home designed by Jennifer Wagner Schmidt is refined, casually elegant and soothing and ALL IN WHITE! It is making me rethink my fear of white. Now if you could cover everything in plastic and it still look this good I would be sold. 😉

(Photo: Alyssa Rosenheck)
(Photo: Alyssa Rosenheck)
(Photo: Alyssa Rosenheck)
(Photo: Alyssa Rosenheck)
(Photo: Alyssa Rosenheck)
(Photo: Alyssa Rosenheck)
(Photo: Alyssa Rosenheck)
(Photo: Alyssa Rosenheck)
(Photo: Alyssa Rosenheck)
(Photo: Alyssa Rosenheck)
(Photo: Alyssa Rosenheck)
(Photo: Alyssa Rosenheck)
(Photo: Alyssa Rosenheck)
(Photo: Alyssa Rosenheck)

Another dreamy apartment by Gisbert Pöppler

Posted on Wed, 23 May 2018 by KiM

I am a major fan of the designs of Berlin architecture and design firm Gisbert Pöppler because of their bold choices for furnishings, art and colour schemes. This apartment is typical of their work with drama in all 3 of those areas. I featured photos from this kitchen several years ago but its time to share the entire space. It’s museum-like yet has a coziness to it which I love.

The perfect marriage of sophistication and rustic style, of old and new, humble object and high end statement piece. Stone and straw play against the gloss of lacquer and hints of gold. While the dichotomy provides the drama in this Mediterranean Townhouse by Spanish designer Serge Castella, the contrast is more curated than clashing. Imagine living surrounded by such beautiful things.