I am in awe of the portfolio of architect Antonio Zaninovic. His creations are inspiring but perhaps it’s the spectacular landscape of Cape Town and his ability to merge the two that has me smitten. I’m not often this taken by exteriors as opposed to interiors as that is where my passion lies but wowzers does this make me want to do some gardening!
You know how much we love Swedish interiors here at desire to inspire. So how about another one to get you through hump day. My sister found this one for me on Stadshem. It may be a bit too white for some folks (me included – seems like they at least some art on the walls) but I love the subtle hint of red here and there (ok, that leather couch isn’t so subtle, and I must add that I’ve never seen a leather couch in that shade of red before…and I almost like it).
Aldridge & Tanno Architects is a firm based in Norfolk, Connecticut and founded by Simon Aldridge and Lisa Tanno. First I have to say that the photo above has me completely mesmerized. I want to pack a bag, not tell anyone and sit on the porch for a week with no internet access. *sigh*. This firm’s classic designs are timeless with beautiful attention to detail. Each space is so serene and uncomplicated. *SIGH*
It’s my own home, a 100 year-old, renovated workman’s cottage, in Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Ireland.
When I bought the house, it needed complete renovation and rebuild, in order to re-layout and optimize the space, raise ceiling heights up to the roof line. The new extension is clad in the original bricks, taken from the demolished interior walls. I allocated budget on designing an interior joinery package, so that all the detailing matched: ie – the kitchen , the external and interior doors, the trim work and architraves all tie in together. Most of the furniture I also designed. Everything is bespoke. The interior layout is built in a ‘U’ Shape and surrounds a courtyard, so that the sunlight comes into the house all day long. The colour scheme is tone-on tone caramel with accents in black glass, black granite and black-stained furniture.
Photography Derek Robinson.