“The scope of work included an extensive remodel of the existing 3,204 sq. ft. home with an 815 sq. ft. new addition for the master suite. The challenge of this residence was to unify a hyper traditional exterior façade, strictly limited by the historic classification of the neighborhood, with an unexpectedly contrasted interior. Similarly, the extremely traditional layout was reworked to create less restricted spaces and to utilize the privacy of the rear yard.”
From 1921 to 2018, a beautiful renovation, clean lined yet earthy, rich and tactile while simple and soothing. Van Ness by the second L.A. based studio for today Simo Design.
It’s all about understated elegance, about the timeless nature of a room, about texture, clean lines, a calming colour palette. It’s about a relaxed sophistication, about the owner’s personality, about simple luxury. Canyon House by L.A. based interior designer John De Bastiani.
We have been crushing on Paris-based interior design firm Festen Architecture for several years, because designers Charlotte de Tonnac and Hugo Sauzay create magic with their spaces. Unpretentious, creative, raw and honest. They really speak to me so I thought I’d share a smattering of some of their latest works. (Photos: François Coquerel, Benoit Linero)
For more, here is a link to my last feature on Festen
Modern eclectic is the signature look of interior designer Jessica Gersten. An eye for one-of-a-kind antiques mixed with contemporary designs allows for the creation of a unique juxtaposition in her work. Jessica’s rooms begin with neutral base colors, organic shapes, and ethnic patterns and textures. She then cultivates a distinctive style by applying layers of mid-century lighting, bold sculptures and modern iconic furniture designs. This is a first-time feature on the blog for this New York designer, and I will be keeping my eye on her work for future posts. Love the drama of these spaces!
“A house composed of a field of rooms that open and close in dialogue with the landscape.”
An elegant description for this award winning residence by Melbourne-based architectural firm WALTER&WALTER.
Photography Ben Hosking