Vancouver interior design firm Shift Interiors has a portfolio filled with inspiration-folder-worthy spaces. Clean, bright and timeless, their spaces effortlessly balance function and style. This first kitchen is a beauty.
Metal studded concrete, marble, the bling of polished brass. A touch of velvet, the caress of leather, the luxury of light. A contemporary home at Torquay on the surf coast of Victoria by Auhaus Architecture.
Photography: Derek Swalwell
Think beach house think white painted walls and accents of blue and sea green. Perhaps that should be pink or melon or citrus green. This modern family holiday home takes a fresh look at the beach theme with its hot fruit flavoured colour hits. Light, bright and stylishly relaxed. Just what you want for your vacation retreat by the sea. Cabana com Arte in Comporta, Portugal by Lisbon-based architectural and interior design studio Sa Aranha & Vasconcelos.
Shoot Factory continues to captivate me with their awesome selection of location properties. This 4 story Victorian terraced townhome was extended and remodelled and is filled with fantastic midcentury/vintage furnishings making it randomly eclectic which always wins me over. Even the children’s rooms are super funky. Find more details here.
Here is another project by architect Annabel Karim Kassar I wanted to share. This time while also eclectic, it is much more….random. While I don’t understand most of this, I admire the creativity. At first glance, Notting Hill House’s interior is a project in which we employed an architectural reading with regard to the structure of the space. Starting at the entrance, an architectural language, almost a line, is felt and perceived. It travels through the space and guides the eye, commencing from the kohl parquet flooring of the ground floor, to the simple contour of the balustrade lining the staircase, to a single window with an intricately worked out wooden frame overlooking a spectacular London view. A closer look reveals details or elements that are characteristic of Annabel Karim Kassar’s trademark style, which is to combine different material, patterns, textures and textiles. Notting Hill house’s interior is a blend of North African and modern design and is also influenced by Victorian interiors in which one can find collections of trinkets and travel items picked up on trips, the house gathers eclectic furniture pieces rendering the spaces both spectacular and bold. (Photos: Ray Main)