Entries in green (93)

Wednesday
Dec202017

A living room accented in blues and greens

Loving the fresh, vibrant vibe in this living room featured in the 2017 Serenbe Designer Showhouse via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles. The living room started with the designers' shared love of textiles and travel, melding global influences. Nina Nash and Don Easterling of Mathews Furniture + Design took cues from Kit Kemp’s bohemian English boutique hotel concepts. “It’s about blending timeless pieces with daredevil design,” Nash says. "We wanted an eclectic rendition of a classic English style." Easterling was eager to accessorize with his collection of English antiques, including a gilded sunburst clock, framed pastoral paintings and blue-and-white porcelains. The room is defined by its mix of old and new, from the reproduction French Moderne coffee table and faux-palm floor lamp to a colorful antique Turkish kilim and an Indo-British armchair draped with a sumptuous sheepskin. Sister Parish window treatments and indigo Christopher Spitzmiller gourd lamps frame a green velvet sofa, which inspired the abstract commission by Nashville artist Kayce Hughes. The bold fabric reappears on pillows in the dining nook, where a fringed Oscar de la Renta settee (topped with an indigo Bunny Williams Home throw) sidles up to custom Hickory Chair table with metal-wrapped legs.

Photos: Jeff Herr

Monday
Dec182017

Green tiles and other lovely things in a Holland Park townhouse

Everything Hubert Zandberg designs knocks me off my feet. Here is another example. This Holland Park, London townhouse is full of colours, textures, drama and sophistication. That green tile in the kitchen totally makes the space come alive. YUMMY! Also, I would die for a walk-in pantry/china cabinet. Not only do I desperately need the storage, but I want to paint it a crazy colour like in this house. What a gorgeous surprise. 

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Tuesday
Dec122017

Southern belle

I don't think I've seen such a lovely entrance hall in ages. The colour, the textures, the mix of old and new, traditional but not at all stuffy, country but not saccharine sweet. If you love these three showhouse rooms by   Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design you must see the rest of this Montgomery, Alabama based design firm's portfolio.

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Friday
Dec012017

Friday drinks

Thank God that week is over! Time for a little after work drinkie or two. Put on some new lipstick and run a comb through your hair. You'll want to look your best because we are meeting up at Eden Locke in Edinburgh. Grzywinski+Pons took an 18th Century Georgian mansion and its 20th Century extension down to their bones and created this über stylish 72 room hotel, cafe and bar. Not that I'm suggesting we stay overnight. I don't know you that well ;)

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Friday
Nov242017

Fun colours in an apartment in Milan

A huge thanks to Edward for sending us a link that led us to Italian architecture and design firm Marcante - Testa (formerly UdA that I was a huge fan of and featured several projects here). They kindly sent over photos of all of their residential projects and OH LA LA!!! Lots of good stuff but this 150 m2 apartment in Milan might be my favourite. In love with the unique paint combinations, the flooring (including the painted detail) and the fun wallpapers. LE TEMPS RETROUVÉThe visual relationship with nature was the guiding motivation behind the choice of this place on the part of the client. Materials like wicker, Vienna straw and linen that form seats, accessorized dividers, wardrobe doors, the fake marble laminate of the kitchen table, the wicker headboards of the beds, join forces to stimulate memories of spaces, perhaps experienced in a "grandmother’s house", reinterpreted here and rendered functional for contemporary needs. A "light" project made of decoration and furnishings (vintage and custom) for a house to make on a tight schedule and a suitable budget for a rental, where the architectural structure of the building has not been altered, though its spatial perception has been improved. The view of the spaces changes and varies depending on the chromatic contrasts on the walls, using resin for the floors that partially covers the wood to become a “carpet” to mark the position of the table and its chairs. Sourcing details are here. Photos: Carola Ripamonti

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