My sister found a link to an incredible home renovation that had me in awe. The Lorna house was built in 1954 in Phoenix, Arizona and was named after the home's former owner of 40 years. Architect Shawn Kaffer decided to modernize the ranch-style house and WOW, did he ever. To get an idea of the extent of the renovation, here's a quote from Kaffer: "God rest her soul, Lorna had stuccoed the entire house. I couldn't sandblast with the way the stucco was applied, so I was out there with a chisel for about a year and half." (??!!??!!) I thought I'd include some before photos as well.
It's been quite a while since we've posted about David Netto. He is definitively on my list of top designers. Love his use of colour, or lack of colour in some cases, and particularly the artwork. I have a thing for lots of framed photography used in modern spaces. So graphic and attention-grabbing.
What's our mantra when it comes to amazing photographers? Lighting, lighting, lighting. For Australian photographer John Paul Urizar his use of beautiful lighting is a perfect counterfoil to his simplistic approach to what he captures through his lens. I've included tearsheets here and some of his personal work. (LOVE those b&w shots!) Whatever you do, don't miss the food .... yum!
Jo and I just got the scoop on the latest designs from one of our favourite designers, Jeff Andrews. The first 3 photos are too cute for words - rooms for a young boy and his baby sister. The other photos are of a new project - a home in the Hollywood Hills (photographed by Grey Crawford). Stunning, as always.