Entries in modern (244)
Sorry folks, I didn't receive enough pets on furniture entries while I was away for a post today (you can send them to kim[@]desiretoinspire[.]net), but I do have a funky, modern 2 bedroom home that is for rent in London via Domus Nova. It is designed by architects Teatum + Teatum who believe in creating all of their properties to rent to make great architecture available to as many people as possible. By using simple and affordable materials that are available in local hardware outlets they are showing how we can make something special with a limited budget. In this home they made use of sterling board (otherwise known as OSB) which is readily available and inexpensive. That combined with concrete, metalwork and painted brick (I personally would have loved seeing more of the brick) makes for a very interesting textural eye candy.
The brief was to create a 65 square meter extension including an open plan kitchen / living / dining room for a house in Highgate, North London. LLI Design have created a relaxed easy space, uncluttered and unfussy but with a warm family feel, combining new furniture pieces with existing artworks. Delicious pops of colour bring the scheme to life.
I have one more New Zealand home by Bull O'Sullivan Architecture to share with you. This one has a bit less wood used than the last, and instead features alot of green carpeting which to my horror, I really enjoy. It is like being in a forest, and the carpet is the mossy, grassy ground. And I have a thing for random size windows, so that sliver of a window in the bedroom (complete with shutters it looks like) is going into my inspiration folder.
I found this really cool New Zealand home with a midcentury modern vibe and lots and lots of wood and had to share. Designed by Bull O'Sullivan Architecture, it has some interesting features like the groupings of light fixtures throughout the main space (an electrician's nightmare) and the floor to ceiling window looking out onto the backyard. I'm not sure I could live with this much wood but it certainly makes the space feel warm and "earthy".