Will you indulge me with one more house by Bates Masi Architects? Just one, although there are so many in their portfolio to inspire. A smallish home that sits block like on the site but which allows the architects to play with space and voids, bight and dark, in and out. An actor’s house.
“The house became a study in architectural theatre: a series of spaces in a carefully scripted sequence that subtly reflect his professional life.”
Atmospheric. Stylish with that certain something. Oh so French. Interior stylist and trend forecaster Laurence Pasquier has “it”. The eye. The panache. The knowledge. The vision. Her work is like an installation, full of colour and drama.
For the longest time I hated gold. I would not wear gold jewelry, would never put it anywhere in my home…I though it was tacky and preferred silver/stainless steel. Over the years it has slowly grown on me and now I find myself happily wearing gold jewelry (even the pieces I got as a kid from my Italian relatives for religious events), I LOVE pendants with the underside in gold leaf, gold faucets, and I even asked for gold cutlery for Christmas. I love this Piso Barrio Gótico, Barcelona by interior designer María Lladó. It’s just he right amount of gold and deep yellow that adds a decadent, slightly exotic feel.
It has been eons since Jo blogged Melbourne-based interior design maven Diane Bergeron. I stumbled upon her portfolio recently and was once again intrigued. A riot of colours and patterns characterizes her energetic and inviting spaces. This is eye candy at it’s finest.
This was a favourite back in ’08 with the first post and it’s still a HUGE favourite of mine. I’ve always loved the idea of having a massive library as a dining room.
I just had to share another amazing renovation by Bates Masi Architects. This ’60s house in Amagansett, NY is the weekend retreat of an interior designer and a DJ. Patina and history retained, a couple’s style allowed to shine through. Take a look up at the ceilings. Between the existing ceiling joists. Woven natural rope. Acoustic baffling, important to the DJ owner but also a wonderfulyl textural and a connection to vertical design elements and fittings. Such a cool weekender. I’d never want to leave to return to the city. Interiors by Rawlins Calderone Design.