Trevor Ciona & Curtis Elmy of Atmosphere Interior Design rock my world. This talented duo from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (yes folks, they are Canadian) are Hollywood Regency-ing the sh*t out of homes like it’s nobody’s business. I am mesmerized by their portfolio and have several of their projects to share with you all. This first one is completely dreamy. It’s bold, graphic, and in my absolute favourite colour combo of black, white and yellow. HELLS YEAH!
The slow movement. I have always been attracted to slow food but now I’m falling for the idea of slow design and slow holidays (if I can call it that). I love the restoration of significant buildings to their former glory and instead of hiding them away in private hands, throwing open the doors as a hotel/holiday rental to experience all the cultural richness of the area. You have seen my obsession lately with Italian idea of albergo diffuso now I have fallen in love with this Swiss 17th century Engadine farmhouse, Chesa Wazzau in the village of Bever just a short drive from St. Moritz. A typical Engadine house had everything under one roof, house, barn, family, cows and now paying guests. A house party is in order don’t you think? The long table is already set.
Take one part modern. Sift with a dash of traditional. Add ample energy and a stick of youthful verve. Mix on high for a fresh and fun take on interior design. You won’t need a cookie cutter here. Original is the way to go. Bake on a medium heat and you’ll have a stylish home with a lots of colour to spice things up. Southern flair has never been so glam and fresh. Interior designer Barrie Benson shakes it up and serves a perfectly wonderful confection.