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Tuesday
Oct172017

A Brooklyn rowhouse for booklovers and cats 

Most of you will know why I wanted to share this post with you. Being a cat mom to many, it's a dream of mine to have a house that coordinates some designs for the cats within the architecture. Design and architecture firm Barker Freeman was asked to convert this Brooklyn rowhouse into a series of lively, light-filled spaces and to provide accommodations for the homeowners two shy but inquisitive cats — including ways for the cats to slip away from unexpected guests. My ferals would totally appreciate that, and they would love this home as much as I would. 

I must point out the fact that the bookshelf wall not only has the top accessible to the cats but they can get up there via shelves that project to create invisible steps.

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Tuesday
Oct172017

11ft wide family home

What do you do when you and the kids have outgrown your 11ft (3.3m) wide Brooklyn row house? What do you do when you love where you live and don't want to move further out to get that valuable space you need? Why you extend up and down but do it cleverly, making effective yet frugal use of the space. If the result is "a home that is not just larger, but livelier" then I guess you and the kids will love living in your special piece of Brooklyn. By Office of Architecture.

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Wednesday
Sep272017

Another restored home in London by Undercover Architecture

What is not to love about this house???!! You have some original features like these crazy huge glass door/window situations, moldings and panelling, then add in a couple of hidden doors (!!!!!), a beautiful kitchen, what looks like Dinesen wood floors and a bathroom wrapped in marble. DYING!!! Another project in London by Undercover Architecture

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Tuesday
Sep262017

A 19th century restored home in London

Mornington Terrace is a 19th century, 5 bedroom period home in London that has been sympathetically restored by Undercover Architecture. The house hosts many experimental pieces of joinery, fixtures, lighting, sanitaryware, glazing and furniture. These were exclusively designed and built by Undercover Architecture and partnering artisans, sculptors, and makers. A stunning mix of original architectural details with modern furnishings and painted details. I love how shades of blue were used throughout the house for continuity. Currently for sale via The Modern House. (Interior design by Estelle Chandresinghe). 

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Wednesday
Sep202017

A renovated Soviet-era home in Latvia

It has been quite some time since we shared a project by Latvian interior designer Natalja Radchenko. It was great to hear from her recently when she sent us photos of a new project of hers. It is a Soviet-era home outside Riga, Latvia. Icky brown painted floors, dingy wallpaper and ugly ceilings were once horrible features in these spaces...

But not anymore! Check it out post-renovation and decoration below. LOVE this transformation!!!

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