New photos from Greg Natale. Thanks Greg! These are of his first project after forming Greg Natale Interior Design. The repeating pattern is Florence Broadhurst’s Step pattern seen here on wallpaper and fabric for the bedspread and blinds. The rooms garnered rave reviews and awards when unveiled in 2001 and featured in international publications. Very fashion forward at the time the apartment is still fresh and confronting in it’s pattern use today. All this in a 70s red brick apartment. Fabulous!
Actress, designer and hotelier Anouska Hempel is a doyen of design. As an actress her most memorable role was as Blond (Lust) in the questionably tasteful The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins in the 1971. As designer and owner of the renowned hotels The Hempel and Blakes her style is epitomised by intimate luxury, fine detail and theatre. When asked back in 1998 about future trends her answer was that there will be a reaction to technology and a trend away from minimalism and back towards more opulence. There will be more comfort zoning in people’s surroundings. How right she was.
The artichoke pendant is a classic design created by Poul Henningsen in 1958. It is such a stunningly beautiful light, and due to it’s popularity (and hefty price tag), has often been replicated. It looks incredible in modern settings, and makes quite a striking focal point.
Ashley sent us a great link to Saunders Architecture a firm owned by Canadian Todd Saunders who has lived and worked in Norway since 1997. The work combines a Nordic design sensibility with environmental concerns. The summer house Ashley wants to share came about this way…… “When we first started our firm, instead of looking for clients we went looking for plots, to build an experimental structure. Doing this, we could pursue our architectural vision in line with our convictions: uncompromising, original and respect for the landscape.” Check out the other amazing projects on their website especially the Aurland Lookout. Thanks Ashley!\