I couldn't resist. I had to share more fabulous images from photographer Fran Parente's portfolio. This time he has captured the essence of this Santiago, Chile house by architect Mathias Klotz. Dark yet bright. Modern with a touch of retro. Love the bike hung from that amazing staircase, the street presence of the building, the lower position of the windows in the bedroom as well as the run of book underneath. South American design is so hot right now and so are their photographers.
A really long wooden dining table with a bunch of vintage chairs (and old schoolhouse looking ones to boot) = a HUGE *YES!* in my book.
As much as I love having 25 drawers in my kitchen to keep everything organized, there's something really appealing about having every kitchen gadget and spice jar at your fingertips (although the dust and grease must be such a pain in the arse). Both photos via Freunde von Freunden.
I received an email the other day from fellow Ottawa resident Sacha that I was pretty excited about - another Ottawa reader's home tour! Sacha and his wife Melissa are a young newlywed couple who, thanks to cash gifts from their wedding, were able to work some magic on their new home (which they received the keys for the day after their wedding - talk about too much excitement in 2 days!). Having lived in a 1 bedroom apartment beforehand, this must have been a bit of a daunting task on a bit of a tight budget, however, Sacha and Melissa did such an awesome job! I love the neutral colour scheme, the funky wallpapers, the modern furnishings and the wall colours (they painted every wall! and grey is my fav!). I am shocked they did not follow a common Ottawa trend of zipping out to Ikea or Leons and buying every single piece of furniture in one trip (UGH). They have launched a new blog and interior decorating business and I foresee much success for this talented couple.
Hello beautiful Brazilian apartment. Hello hello hello. I found this quirky yet stylish, retro with a sense of humour home in the portfolio of photographer Fran Parente. It belongs to architect/designer Mauricio Arruda and you'll find it in São Paulo. (What I love about Fran's work is that he captures the bold personality of this place perfectly but still keeps it real. Great light, great colour, cool insight into a fab flat. The house of cards dining table better not come tumbling down though. OOOH bad pun. It's the Mesa Baralho in case you just have to have one.) But then I found Mauricio's website with even more great designs. So now you'll have to visit both!