It’s like I say time and time again. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weeknd it helps if it’s somewhere super stylish and what could be more stylish than a designer’s own studio? I give you the offices of Madrid-based Estudio Belén Ferrándiz.
Deep blues and plants and abundant in this beautiful home designed by London-based House of Sylphina. Located in a leafy suburb of North London, this three bedroom garden flat required a complete refurbishment. Measuring 20 metres in length from the front of the flat to its rear, bringing light into the centre of the property was the biggest challenge. This was tackled by opening the rear facade with floor to ceiling glazing, introducing a large skylight above the internal courtyard, and the addition of timber framed glass walls to the courtyard from the facing bedrooms. The property sits on a sloped site which steps down towards the rear. Some excavation was necessary to adjust the internal levels to create added ceiling height in the new kitchen and to improve the general circulation. A number of structural alterations were also carried out to create a completely open plan living space. The result is a breathtaking view from the front door straight through the property into the newly renovated south-facing garden. The garden is brought back into the house using a rich palette of blues and greens and styled with clusters of plants creating a tranquil green oasis.
A newly built home loaded with patterns (I count 7 wallpapers!), colours and lots of glamorous touches create max personality. Hats off to Missouri-based designer Jessie D. Miller for keeping these spaces dramatic yet family friendly as the homeowners have 2 kids and 2 bulldogs.
Boutique Melbourne design practice Altereco Design is all about natural materials, efficiency, sustainability and practicality. Whether new build or renovation they create beautiful, unique, practical, liveable spaces.
“An owner-architect’s renovation has transformed this hallmark Victorian terrace into a striking contemporary retreat of exquisite style and design sophistication.” Real estate speak for a graphic black and white home that packs a punch within its small footprint. Favourite bits? The kitchen and the courtyard. Link here while it lasts.