An old hand in the design world but much revered, Paul Fortune believes in accommodating the history and material integrity of the buildings he transforms with his signature look. When you view his portfolio you’ll see what I mean. Beautiful buildings are brought back to life with classic and livable interiors. It’s all in the detail. Beautiful beautiful detail. My favourites? The fireplace in the bathroom (or is it a dressing room?) and honey gold timbers with the midcentury classic furniture. If knotty pine looked this good all the time I’d be cladding my walls in the blink of an eye. (Special thanks to Gosia for introducing me to Paul’s work.)
Jo posted some garden photos yesterday and it got me desperately wanting to get some gardening done around my house. Since I bought this place in December, this is my first opportunity to have at the yard. When I came across the portfolio of Los Angeles-based Elysian Landscapes, the desire to get my hands dirty grew exponentially. With a modern edge, their landscaping includes some awesome furnishings and colourful plants. These should definitively inspire me to put gardening on the top of my list of things to do this weekend.
Youthful, chic, modern mixed with traditional, the rooms created by Manhattan based interior designer Sara Gilbane are casually elegant, practical yet fun. Love the patterns. Love the crisp blues and whites. Love the comfort. Far too many beautiful images on her website to include here. Make sure you check it out.
The San Francisco-based architecture firm of David Baker + Partners is quite the creative bunch. And caring. They have won a slew of awards for their work on affordable housing, they are urban activists and they are a certified green business. Their spaces are organic, modern and packed with character.
Today’s our last look at Inside Today’s Home, 4th Edition by Ray & Sarah Faulkner, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, 1975. What a treasure trove of “interesting” 70s rooms it’s proved! Can’t get enough of these old design books. What about you?