Renato Salvi is a Swiss/Italian architect whose homes are any modernist’s dream come true. Floor to ceiling windows are a major part of his designs, as are raw materials and open spaces. Talk about being one with nature. You can’t help but enjoy the views in these homes. The landscape functions as art. Love that.
Whether contemporary or classic, it is scale, proportion, and a sense of timelessness that imbue interior designer Beth Webb’s portfolio. Her work is crisp and clean just like the subtle linen used often in her work. These rooms have a casual elegance that is so calm and zen like.
Finished at last! Over the past few months we have been following the progress of a Marie Antoinette inspired confection of a hair salon designed by Scott Weston…. from intricate scale model through mock up and manufacture. Now Scott has sent us photos of the finished salon.
“As promised here are some images taken at practical completion with my builder of the hair salon. Everyone from builder, sub-contractor to client just thinks it looks like the model & are all very proud. We built it in record time 6 weeks from shell to beautifully built joinery fitments. Our client’s chic & quirky french style salon opens this Monday 22nd September 2008 at the IVY.”
Stunning! Stunning! Stunning!
Time for another quick look at that retro “go to” book Heating, House & Garden Guide to Comfort and Economy, Collins London in association with Conde Nast, 1975. You’ll have to look closely at these scans though to spot the heating references (except for that fabulous rainbow Swedish stove!). I’m loving the ever so slightly different colour floorboards in the chocolate brown room.