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Entries in minimalism (47)

Friday
Dec052014

Red ghost

Like a ghostly shadow echoing the surrounding homes the Kew House by Piercy & Company is formed by two volumes containing four bedrooms and living areas set back from the street behind the retained 19th century stable wall. The weathering steel shell, solid and sturdy yet at the same time hinting at decay and change, references the autumnal hues of nearby Kew Garden. A thoroughly modern family home (love the children's spaces up in the attic) with echoes and ripples of the past.

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Friday
Nov142014

One apartment three ways

One report, three interior stylists, one apartment, three ways. When Sweden's leading real estate brokerage firm Fastighetsbyrån wanted to know what effect styling a home for sale had on the price and how fast it sold they enlisted the aid of design psychologist Sally Augustin. Her report shows that home styling works if done correctly. The buyer must connect consciously and unconsciously with the home. They need to imagine themselves living there, moving right in, daydreaming and scheming how to get it. OK we all say. Fair enough. Nothing new there. That could have been the end of Fastighetsbyrån's research but ... they decided to take it one step further. They took one apartment and let three stylists, Mikael Beckman, Hans Blomquist and Tina Hellberg, mess with our minds and our hearts and make it into their version of our dream home. They put the research in practice. So now there is one apartment three ways and I have one big problem. I can't make up my mind which one I am moving into. They are all tugging at my heart strings.

First is classic modern by Mikael Beckman.

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Tuesday
Oct282014

Minimal by Tamizo Architects

I'll keep my prose at a minimum to match this house by Polish Tamizo Architects. Couldn't live it but oh how I love it.

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Monday
Oct272014

Modern by Melinda Clarke

Clean lined and minimal. Modern and sleek. A limited colour palette warmed by washed out rugs and vivid art work. Sophisticated and restrained design by Sydney based Melinda Clarke.

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Wednesday
Oct012014

Shadow play

20th St renovation by San Francisco based architectural firm Mork Ulnes.

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