An attractive entry tempts you into this Edwardian era house and once inside you will not be disappointed. A soft white and grey colour palette allows the modern furnishings to sit comfortably within the beautiful, traditional bones. My favourite spot? The dining area off the kitchen. I just can’t make up my mind if I like the glimpse from the kitchen more than the glimpse from the garden. Louisa by Templeton Architecture in collaboration with Lou Prentice Interiors.
Photography by Sharyn Cairns
This retrofit of a family apartment in the Jardim Botânico area of Rio de Janeiro is all about the luxury of staying home. Think comfort, softness, the perfect place to bring together family and friends in the oasis of the home. Serene and stylish. Residência DF by BC Arquitetos
It is utterly simple, humble almost, but this scullery in British kitchen designer deVOL‘s Millhouse showroom is the epitome of everyday luxury to me. The luxury of good design, of having the space dedicated to elevation of the domestic humdrum of cleaning up. We may all dream of a butler’s pantry to prep and preen and store but perhaps I wouldn’t hate the dishwashing so much if I had a little scullery of my own (except I’d have a door on every entrance to hide the mess if I didn’t quite get round to the pots and pans).
Bára is devoted reader of our blog from the Czech Republic (or Czechia) and dabbles in interior design as a hobby. She recently completed this project and I had to share because it’s the cutest little pad, the colours she chose are stunning, and I’d love to stay here! I recently remodelled (on a tight budget) this small apartment in an Art Nouveau building in Prague to serve as an airbnb. We had to leave the kitchen cupboards and bathroom without major changes, but at least applied black “sticker” on the fridge and backsplash tiles. It’s so cozy and I love the drama of the dark wall colours and the mural. Find the listing here.
Photos: Artur Muller
Scnadinavian modern with a touch of farmhouse style in this bright and charming townhouse in Austin, Texas. This modern farmhouse mixes Scandinavian driven design with midcentury modern and bohemian accents. The color palette was inspired by two abstract paintings in the living room. Since the downstairs is open concept, we decided on a timeless white palette, while also adding pops of color in the 10′ x 10′ bookcase and wallpaper on the first floor. Each room is intended to communicate to other parts of the house so we thread through classic and clean finishes and materials like marble, brass, shaker panels, and matte hickory pecan flooring. The tongue and groove feature wall also hides a bathroom and storage closets, while also adding a touch of a “farmhouse” feel throughout the home and on the porch. Interior design: Breathe Design Studio; Architecture: Michael Hsu; Photos: Chase Daniel