I mentioned in my last post that my favourite interiors are those that cannot be replicated, that are edgy and eclectic and have a retro vibe. Add in some bold, mostly dark wall colours and I am on cloud 9. If the space is in Paris with gorgeous original architectural details then you it can’t really be beat. Which is why I had to share this home in Paris I found on Elle Decoration Sweden. It has EVERYTHING. Photos: Gaelle le Boulicaut
My favourite interiors are those that cannot be replicated, that are edgy and eclectic and have a retro vibe. The Archers made that happen with the gut renovation of this bland 80’s condo and created something unique and fabulous. The client, an art advisor, asked for “great floors and great lighting”. The only elements left standing after demolition were the clear anodized aluminum windows; we repeated the material by introducing a series of aluminum pocket doors and interior windows with white glass panels in varying degrees of transparency, bringing natural light into formerly dark interior spaces. The new floor plan enlarges the primary entertaining zones, and creates a clean backdrop for ever-changing art installations. The floors are wide planks of reclaimed oak that only align to the central spine of the apartment. Many green materials have been incorporated, including recycled matte porcelain wall paneling in the bathrooms. Furnishings include a custom olive wood dining table by The Archers and pieces by Lina Bo Bardi, Oscar Niemeyer, and Warren McArthur.
I want to stamp my little foot. I want to roll my eyes and hold my breath. I want to whine and whinge and say it isn’t fair. I WANT this warehouse apartment. NEED this warehouse apartment. LOVE this warehouse apartment. Damn you! I can’t afford the estimated $1.2 million price tag for this one bedroom apartment in my favourite inner city Sydney suburb of Redfern. (Go the Bunnies!) Severe case of stalking envy. Link here while it lasts.
It is the beginning of the season of hell here in Ottawa, or winter as most of you may know it as. It was -8C overnight, and I am already consistently frozen. Then my folks take off for 3 weeks in Barbados and here I am in alpaca socks and the warmest sweatshirt I own and it is only October. So when I stumble upon an outdoor space this beautiful, I just really want to cry. By Kennedy Nolan in collaboration with Sam Cox Landscape
Sophisticated, polished, and carefully curated. Classic + modern designs in soothing neutrals with touches of glam. Such lovely spaces created by Toronto-based Elizabeth Metcalfe Interiors & Design.