No ornamentation, no excess, no ostentation. Beautiful finishes, attention to detail, quality, quality, quality and an emphasis on function. It’s the formula Madrid-based architectural and interior design firm Ventura chose to create this modern, minimalist renovation within a historic apartment. Clean, sleek luxury with warmth and style.
European glamour with its sparkly chandeliers, ornate gilded frames, carved wood furniture and stacks of old books is a style that always captivates me. Annie Brahler-Smith of Illinois-based design firm Euro Trash does this so very well. Rustic-luxe is such a beautiful thing.
Sometimes I dream I live in a palazzo in Milan with faded frescoes on the walls and beautiful old wooden floors. There are towering windows with heavy shutters and imposing fireplaces to keep the chill at bay. Placed carefully throughout the sprawling rooms are not so much pieces of furniture but furniture as art. I dream I can live in minimal luxury, immersed in restrained beauty. If my dream came to life it might just look like this private residence by Vincenzo De Cotiis … well a girl can dream can’t she?
Warm, neutral tones and wood are the theme in this apartment located 50 meters from Espinho beach in the city of Aveiro, Portugal. It is the home of artist Ana Morais and her work in macramé is no surprise given the earthy vibe of her home. Live what you love. 🙂 As featured on Histórias de Casa with photos by Alessandro Guimarães.
Last month I featured an edgy loft by interior designer Lukas Machnik and thought I would share another of his projects. This time the scene is quite different. A house on the beach in California is given a modern yet earthy with lots of creams, wood and black accents. Some mid-century modern classics are a reminder that this isn’t your average beach house. My favourite elements are the dining table and benches that he designed. Gorgeous!!