Chad Falkenberg and Kelly Reynolds make up Vancouver interior design firm Falken Reynolds. Here’s another Canadian firm I wish I had of heard about sooner. Their work is so diverse – they clearly adapt to the style of their clients and they execute it all with perfection. From palatial homes to tiny condo retreats, they’ve dabbled in all kinds of spaces. I’ve got a particular project of theirs to share with you later today, but for now, here are some bits and pieces from their portfolio. P.S. LOVE those chairs above!
Portuguese architect João Rosado Baptista, emailed us a recent project. This office/studio renovation saw Baptista and interior designer Ana Maças Nogueiro, create a dynamic and streamlined space from a rundown two storey building and neglected courtyard. Light, bright, modern yet firmly anchored in its historical past. A warren of rooms was opened up to provide versatile spaces enabling the office to be used in multiple ways. The completely rebuilt courtyard extends the interiors and provides a private retreat. No website as yet but Baptista can be reached here.
I miss the retro posts I used to do. Scans of rooms long gone but living still in the musty pages of the retro design books I would find on foraging trips to books fairs and thrift stores. Sadly they came to an end. I had seemingly exhausted Brisbane’s supply of “oh so bad they had to be good” interior design publications from the 50s, 60s, 70s and even the 80s.
Imagine my delight when I found this time capsule for sale Cheltenham, Sydney. The Hawkins Residence designed by Philip Cox and awarded the Wilkinson Award in 1969, the highest accolade of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects. A tweak here, a slight change of furniture there and I know many readers would happily move right in. This fabulous piece of Australian domestic architecture could be yours. I wish it was mine. For sale by Modern House Estate Agents, I found it while real estate stalking here.
Here is another home by Spanish interior designer María Lladó. I adore the colour palette of burgundy, mustard/gold and black. Classy without being too brash.
You may remember Fabien from this post of his home back in ’09. He emailed us recently, hoping we could help his friends out. You see, Olivier & Caroline are selling their absolutely gorgeous, renovated home in St Maurice de Cazevieille, Provence in the South of France. What a dream! It took them 8 months to execute this green renovation, using original materials such as lime and sand, wood and stone and combining them with very modern appliances to update this very rustic home. This couple are now looking to sell as they have discovered another project. So if any of our readers are on the hunt for the home of their dreams in the South of France, look no further! More details here. (P.S. I’m obsessed with the cat photo – go figure).
Seems like Olivier & Caroline had their work cut out for them….