People often ask us where we find all the truly inspiring and creative people we feature on the blog. Mainly hours of following link after link on the web. Sometimes it's a quiet cup of tea and a new design book. That's how I found Bastienne van Bockel of Studio BAS_I.C. I always check the credits especially if I love the images. (Chic modern: choosing styles, colours, materials and furnishings, introduction by Ali Hanan, Conran Octopus 2002 is the book by the way.) A google away and I found Bastienne's website. I love the fresh, uncomplicated modern girl feel to her work, the definite European vibe and the fact that this could be your home too .... if you had a great eye like Bastienne ;) Simple and stylish.
Diana Kellogg Architects has created fabulous modern residential designs since 1992 in the New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island areas. Unpretentious, earthy, and timeless spaces, including some lofts that anyone craving soaring ceilings and large windows would fall head over heels in love with. (The last photo is Diana's children's playroom in their Tribeca home - FUN!)
Stylish and elegant, calm, serene and tailored are words that come to mind to describe New York based interior design firm Garrow Kedigian's portfolio. Kedigian trained as an architect so it's no surprise that he believes that the "architecture sets the tone and tells you what you need to do with the space". From quintessential Manhattan apartments to the American dream of a barn conversion Garrow Kedigian has an inspiring body of work.
Last week we dipped our toes in retro pools. This week it's time for tea on the terrace or a party on our patio. Al fresco living never looked so good. It's hard to believe these outdoor rooms are over 30 years old. Scanned once again from Pools and Terraces, House & Garden Guide to Landscaping and Furnishing, Gail Heathwood, Collins London and Glasgow in association with Conde Nast, 1974.