Entries in colour (140)
I spotted the work of Brazilian interior architect/designer Milena Aquiar in a magazine I read while on holidays and her portfolio is full of energetic, vivid, no-nonsense-while-having-a-blast, colourful spaces that define the term eye candy. If neutrals are more your style, brace yourself.
Brazilian architect/designer Guilherme Torres has a distinctive style that I love - industrial elements (hellooooo concrete - love the lighting strip), bold colour accents (often entire walls), large graphic artwork, and modern furnishings (see previous post here). Here are two apartments from his portfolio (both located in São Paolo, the first is 86 m² and the second is 49 m²). I seem to have an eclectic theme going on today, as it doesn't get more eclectic than this! Happy Friday!
Like a series of stage sets or a a ramble of rooms filled with one man's dreams and treasure Rooigem House in Sint-Kruis, Belgium is the creation of antiques dealer and designer Jean-Phillipe Demeyer. The medieval manor with moat has been lovingly restored and now is home and business. The riot of colour and pattern and OTT pieces make it a sensory delight. Imagine visiting in real life. Where to look. What to touch.
I shared this project by interior architect & designer Jessica Zavaglia, a little over a year ago. She emailed the other day to share another project she worked on with us. The residence is a 2 bedroom workers cottage in Enmore, Sydney. The front rooms were beautiful as is usually the case but the back was a series of small and oddly arranged and propertied rooms that had no relationship to the garden. The little bathroom was at the back blocking the living room from the garden. The owner and the architect after much deliberation made the decision to demolish the back of the house put to the 2 front rooms. This allowed us to completely rearrange the new rear extension the way it should be. Now the new bathroom is in the middle of the house and it has a separate bath and laundry inside. There is a large open plan kitchen dining living area that is a comfortable unified space. We incorporated a study into the joinery not to take up a bedroom and we kept the existing part of the house as more of an intimate space with rich wallpaper down one corridor wall. What a beautiful little home! The wallpaper at the entrance is a fun and bold way to kick things off, and the bits of colour through the main living space adds interest and is a simple way to delineate a space. And a smart touch - the tiny window in the office! Thanks Jessica! (Architect: Danny Broe Architect, Interior Architect: Jessica Zavaglia, Graduate Architect: Christina Sunario, Builders: AK&SB Construction, Photographer: Karina Illovska)