A classic family home with an edge. That’s how Katie Hackworth describes her reworking of this house in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle. From it’s stylish formal living areas to the classic kitchen with funky dining area to the side, from the serene master bedroom to the fun kids’ rooms the home is timeless, authentic and fab.
Photography by Belathée Photography
It’s almost the weekend baby and I couldn’t think of a more perfect chill out pad than this colourful bohemian getaway designed by Allison Bloom at Dehn Bloom. Fun, fab and family friendly with just enough retro rattan to make my head spin. It’s California coastal cool at its best.
While I anxiously await the project that never seems like it is going to happen (the creation of a library in my third floor unused space), I can only hold back pang sof jealousy when I come across projects like this by Sophie Lallias of Atelier Sofi(A). She created a bedroom and library and left a narrow staircase to access the rest of the apartment. 3.5 metre high bookcases allow for maximum use of a very small space and the result is TONS of book storage, a workspace and a cozy bedroom. (That’s Farrow& Ball’s Tessela wallpaper in the hallway and Cole & Sons Woods & Stars in the bedroom…and these photos are by Benoit Alazard)
Check out another project of Sophie’s here
Stylish black and white living in California with a hint of the 70s but definitely of the current design moment. Artisanal and organic, zen like and beautiful in its simplicity. Carmel Valley Residence by integrated design studio Salt + Bones.
Photography by Laure Joliet
I much as I’d love to reproduce this amazing bed canopy by interior designer Emmanuelle Simon I don’t think I would have the talent or patience. It’s a striking centrepiece for this zen-like bedroom. That is until you look up and see the cloud of floating drapes above or across the room to another of Simon’s creations, the Rakù-Yaki Cabinet. Whereas the bed canopy is earthy and grounding the ceramic encased cabinet is a hidden treasure, opening to reveal its golden (brass) centre. Bedroom as sculpture. Bedroom as theatre. Bedroom as dream space for dreaming.