Displaying posts from April, 2018

Concrete, wood and nature

Posted on Tue, 3 Apr 2018 by KiM

The modern and simple architecture of this home is appealing to my inner minimalist. Add these massive doors and windows opening to a courtyard and this is about as close to heaven as you can get. By Parisian architecture and design firm Le LAD.

(Previous feature on Le LAD here)

An extensively renovated apartment in Berlin

Posted on Tue, 3 Apr 2018 by KiM

This apartment in Berlin’s Charlottenburg neighbourhood is absolutely breathtaking. Having been extensively renovated, the homeowners were then looking for it to have a calm and comfortable vibe. That’s where Gisbert Pöppler comes in. Understated luxury is the result with bold colours, materials and texture, a modern vibe within classic architecture. (Photos: Wolfgang Stahr)


Non-Hamptons Hamptons

Posted on Mon, 2 Apr 2018 by midcenturyjo

Not a skerrick of blue and white. Yes it references old barns. Yes there are hydrangeas in tubs and a swimming pool in a sea of manicured grass but no blue and white tchotchkes and upholstery fabrics, no white painted furniture, no nautical themes, stripes  or shells. How refreshing! Hamptons home by Hancock Design.

Raspberry ripple

Posted on Mon, 2 Apr 2018 by midcenturyjo

I love raspberries especially when they are not quite ripe.  All the promise of that distinctive red but just a little tart, fresh not cloyingly sweet. Fresh on the palette and in a colour palette. But this is no one note wonder. Colours switch to deep moody greys through to rich deep blues and warming neutrals. Eclectic yet timeless, luxurious yet comfortable, industrial yet glamourous. Diputación Residence by Barcelona-based interior designer Jaime Beriestain.


A renovated apartment in Madrid

Posted on Sun, 1 Apr 2018 by KiM

I am exhausted having spent the last 2 days painting my living room and editing all of the crap I had in there (OMG how did it all fit?!) and rearranging what was staying. I will take photos soon, but you can catch a glimpse on my Instagram. I am not quite finished and have to get organized for an Easter family gathering so I leave you with this absolutely gorgeous apartment I discovered on Nuevo Estilo. It is located in a building built in 1910 in Madrid, and underwent an extensive renovation, but fortunately the original wood support beams and shutters remain. Designed by María Querencia López. (Photos: Pablo Sarabia)