The design approach of Louisiana based firm Ty Larkins Interiors is “liveable elegant modern”. Mixing antique/vintage pieces with modern is the way they roll and coincidentally, how I roll too. This home is on the traditional side but has some modern lines that makes it less stuffy and more cool. Inspired by city houses, this detached Greek Revival Townhouse was designed and built in an established leafy neighborhood by Ty Larkins Interiors. Every effort was taken to make it convincingly “period” suggesting it had been built a century earlier. The traditional and formal interior architecture is juxtaposed against a young and modern decor, creating a beautiful and unexpected tension.
Minimalist, modern living within a historic shell. Beautiful traditional tiles flow throughout the apartment defining and grounding each zone while contemporary furniture pieces sit on, almost apart, from the busy patterns. A holiday home for an English family by Barcelona-based Spanish-German architectural and interior design firm YLAB Arquitectos. Elegant and comfortable.
Photography by Tobias Laarmann
“Sensitive Living Open Welcome”, core principles for Dutch-based design firm Studio Slow. This 60s bungalow is all about humble luxury, hassle free, laid back and lovely. No doors but still cosy and warm.
I wanted to share another delicious project by the super talented folks of Vancouver design firm PlaidFox Studio. Bet you’ll want to move to a farmhouse by the time you get to the end of this post! This 100-year-old farmhouse underwent a complete head-to-toe renovation. Teaming up with Home Star BC we painstakingly modernized the crumbling farmhouse while maintaining its original west coast charm. The only new addition to the home was the kitchen eating area, with its swinging dutch door, patterned cement tile and antique brass lighting fixture. The wood-clad walls throughout the home were made using the walls of the dilapidated barn on the property. Incorporating a classic equestrian aesthetic within each room while still keeping the spaces bright and livable was one of the projects many challenges. The Master bath – formerly a storage room – is the most modern of the home’s spaces. Herringbone white-washed floors are partnered with elements such as brick, marble, limestone and reclaimed timber to create a truly eclectic, sun-filled oasis. Overall, the project proves that bolder, more colourful strokes allow a home to possess what so many others lack: a personality!!
(check out my previous feature on PlaidFox Design here)
You’ll find me here just a little later in the day. When the sun is setting and the fire is just lit. I’ve just turned on the Noguchi lamp and settled on Le Bambole sofa with a large glass of wine. Unfortunately as I can’t get out so easily and Google Assistant is no help will you lift the needle onto the jazz record for me? Venice Bungalow by Studiohus.