White is crisp and bright. It highlights and enhances. It expands. Black adds drama. It’s an anchor, a base note in the music of a room. It frames. Together they breathe new life into a tired space, giving rooms an easy sophistication, cool and relaxed. I’m still on my un-Hamptons Hamptons kick although I must admit this home by Manhattan-based design studio BHDM Design is on the North Fork not the South Fork of Long Island. Technicalities kids. This is how you do beach side chic!
This Beirut apartment is about as eclectic as you can get, and as a result is utterly fabulous. Home of interior architect Ramy Boutros. Built in the late 1920’s, in the heart of Abdel Wahab al Inglizi street, Ramy Boutros’ apartment is an embodiment of the artist’s soul, a living tableau showcasing his esthetic vision. The traditional architecture provides a high ceiling for a light-filled space and a majestic setting for the designer’s imagination to come out and play. RB’s wildest Oriental dreams appear on the walls, which showcase the most exquisite contemporary paintings as a loud testament to his eternal Love affair with Art. Here, every single item tells a captivating story, and they all speak in melodious harmony: from the Hervé van der straeten consoles and mirrors, to Hubert le Gall’s sofas and tables…. From the Oushak carpet to Nabil Nahass’ impressive “Palmiers”… the result is a refined amalgam of the designer’s personal favourite creators.
A wonderful combination of dark and light in this spacious loft in Soho styled by Graham Moss. Lots of fun artwork, great big lounge-y sofas, a sleek kitchen (love the steel display shelving), my favourite wallpaper (Ellie Cashman) and graphic tile in the bathroom make this loft pretty awesome.
I just had to share one more home by Anna Burles, a large, light-filled apartment in the heart of Kensington. From its moody hallways and stairs to the light bright living areas to the luxurious bedroom it’s an oasis in the hustle and bustle of London.
Imagine waking up in this gorgeous master bedroom within a Grade-II listed Georgian townhouse in Islington, London. It’s just about perfect. Mid century vibes with modern convenience within a Georgian cocoon. The panelling behind the bed? Bespoke cabinetry hiding wardrobes and storage all a finger push away. No handles to destroy the illusion. But don’t spend all your time in bed. The ensuite bathroom awaits. Think black steel and glass, handmade tiles, brass and once again a touch of mid century in the repurposed vanity. I think I’d be going to bed earlier at night so I could wake up earlier in the morning to enjoy the space. Canonbury Square by Anna Burles.