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Entries in Germany (54)

Sunday
Jul232017

A 300 year old restored coachman's cottage in Germany

There are several styles of interiors that I am drawn to, and this 300 year old restored coachman's cottage in Germany owned by designer Jeanette Walther embodies my favourite. Rustic, timeworn, weathered, textured, rough. Shades of brown and black and grey and earth, barnboard, elements from nature, chalky walls, peeling paint. Picture perfect. Photos by Ivar Janssen for MilK Decoration and Architectural Digest Gemany.

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Saturday
Jul222017

Working on a Saturday

Most weeks I feature workplaces under the banner of "if you have to drag yourself into work on the weekend it helps if it's somewhere stylish." I've featured dental surgeries before but this is my first paediatrician's practice. (I love the German for it ... eine Kinderarztpraxis.) Even more important than a good looking workplace is a space where children feel happy, relaxed and safe. Doktorfisch (an underwater world for a doctor's fish get it?) by Dreimeta.

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Thursday
Jul132017

A minimalist retreat in Berlin

A minimalist oasis of calm sits atop a heritage building in Berlin, the home of a globe trotting entrepreneur with a killer African art collection. German interior architecture firm Dreimeta (who also designed Tuesday's La Granja in Ibiza) has created a home as retreat, an escape from high powered, fast paced lives, a place to be surrounded by authentic materials and treasures from travels, a beautiful space to collect and recollect.

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Thursday
Jun152017

Modern minimalism in Berlin

Whenever I see a home as minimalist as this I wonder how long the sparseness would last if I moved in. Like, A DAY. MAYBE TWO. This 155 sq m home is gorgeous though as-is. So much open space. As much as I love ornate moldings found in old heritage homes, the lack of it here really appeals to me. Who needs baseboards anyway?! 

interior design + design of bed, a chaise longue, a table, a bench and hangers = Loft Kolasinski
painting by the Brazilian painter Aecio Sarti 
photos: Karolina Bk
design of built-in elements of interior: designyougo 
building design: Eike Becker Architekten 

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Friday
Nov112016

The Bunker

If a concrete home leaves us cold we'll often describe it disparagingly as a bunker. So what happens when that concrete home is actually a bunker? If it's this penthouse apartment atop a WWII above ground bunker in Hamburg, Germany what could have been sterile and oppressive is instead raw, warm and sophisticated. The loft-style space has four metre floor-to-ceiling windows, is filled with contemporary designer pieces and has two big balconies offering amazing views over the city. What makes this beautiful apartment even more exciting is that it is part of the luxury vacation accommodation offered through Welcome Beyond. It's available from March 2017. In the meantime we can daydream of a getaway to help us through the Friday grind.

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