Friday
Feb172017

A bohemian beach house 

Before the weekend begins I wanted to share a little peek into this project again by Twofold LA. Located in Venice Beach, it has a Cali-boho vibe featuring a gorgeous shibori wallpaper and of course a little bit of glam with the blue velvet with nail-head detail sofa. The fabulous patterns continue in the kitchen with a bold graphic backsplash tile. SO FUN!

Friday
Feb172017

Twofold LA revisit

It has been too long since we featured the designs of Jenn Pablo and Olivia Korenberg of interiors and events firm Twofold LA. They are still rocking spaces with their super casual and cozy yet super stylish approach. Always bright and fresh with textures and subtle elements of bling. Beautiful! (Previous features can be found here and here). 

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Friday
Feb172017

When compromise is no compromise

What do you do when the parents want no colour and no fuss and the kids are talking parakeet hues and bunnies for the bedroom? There may be a compromise but definitely not in the style department. Love this New York City loft by Monique Gibson. A fabulously family home for all.

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Thursday
Feb162017

House 66 by Izen Architecture

I have been following Toronto-based Izen Architecture on Instagram for a while now and have quickly become a big fan. Then one day Brenda Izen emailed with photos of her home that she designed and had built for her, her husband and their 3 young children. Modern fabulousness! Here's the scoop in Brenda's words: It was originally a 1950s bungalow, topped up in the 80s, with a terrible floor plan and generic finishes. I leveraged my site experience and formal training to transform it into my dream home. I define my style as a "warm modernism": natural materials in warm tones, cozy furniture, large fireplaces - really a place to kick of your shoes at the end of the day. Many of my clients are skeptical when they picture themselves living in modern spaces, always assuming that contemporary architecture translates into sterile, uncomfortable and unliveable spaces. House 66 challenges that misconception. I also always place a huge emphasis on the function of a home, and especially its ability to change with family needs. I am opposed to hallways, formal sitting rooms, and other spaces that are not used in day-to-day life. House 66 embodies these two philosophies of design. It has lots of large windows and clean lines. It is bright, open, inviting, and functional. Without the restraint of client demands I was able to take my vision as far as my budget would let me. Of course I had to pull some mad moves to stretch my budget to the max, such as using cut-offs from other projects or being flexible with timing so that I could coordinate trades. The end result is cost-conscious but rich in its palette.

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Thursday
Feb162017

Michael G. Imber and modern classical design

Michael G. Imber, Architects is a modern classical design firm based in San Antonio, TX and San Francisco, CA. This talented crew promotes an American architecture reflective of its cultural history and modern lifestyles. Again appealing to my sudden fascination with more classical design. I am absolutely smitten with the space above. Such a cozy spot to relax on a warm summer day. And then to take a dip in the pool below...

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