Just a snippet from another project by Joanna Laajisto Creative Studio. Part of the design for a sushi restaurant, It’s a wonderful idea for a coffee/tea station in a home kitchen. If only I could fit one in. Espresso machine, Marimekko and blonde wood. Perfect.
Helsinki based interior architect and designer Joanna Laajisto‘s philosophy is “not to clutter this world with unnecessary things but to find the hidden beauty of each space and to enhance it by creative solutions.” Two inspiring projects. The first Bar&Co, a modern take on a 1920’s bistro. Think marble, oak, leather, wrought iron and copper. Love the hand forged copper candle sconces. The second a dark and brooding minimalist home. A modern interior of rich woods and contemporary furniture.
Check out this stunning property, the latest on the roster of London estate agents Domus Nova. It’s a DREAM home – the architectural details, the high ceilings, the herringbone hardwood floors….
Leinster Gardens in Bayswater is the home of independent developer Ivo Hesmondhalgh who bought the building just three years ago. Looking for a complete change, the high ceilings and vast spaces of some of the rooms were what wooed his family and work began in ernest to restore the building to its former glory whilst finding a way to also create a very 21st Century home. The end result is a beautiful family home over four floors that has three bedroom suites and three further bedrooms, one of which is used as a teenagers lounge space. The open plan kitchen combines a sitting room and dining area with a more formal drawing room and dining room located elsewhere.
Climb the stairs above the boutique and gallery space to find the bijou guesthouse. Maison Rika is the creation of Ulrika Lundgren, fashion designer and founder of the Rika label. (In a previous life she was an interior designer – of course!) Classic, elegant, warm and with a twist of vintage, the two bedrooms are stylishly comfortable. A perfect base to explore Amsterdam’s “9 streets” area.