Displaying posts from January, 2020

At Amélie’s

Posted on Wed, 29 Jan 2020 by midcenturyjo

When Batiik Studio transformed an old workshop in the 9th Arrondissement into a chic Parisian apartment the emphasis was on soaring ceilings and light circulating throughout the space. A neutral colour palette is matched with natural materials while a stunning gallery wall of art climbs the stairs in this warm and inviting three level home.

Photography by Giaime Meloni

A uniquely opulent Madrid home

Posted on Tue, 28 Jan 2020 by KiM

Lorenzo Castillo is an antiques dealer and interior designer from Madrid and I think he’s my new hero. Jo featured his caramel/black/white home back in 2015 here. I was recently on his website and found another iteration of his home, as seen in this first group of photos. When doing some googling to learn more about his home I found this article in Elle Decor featuring more of his home (yet another earlier iteration?) from 2012 (with photos by Simon Upton), which below are the second set of photos. In any case, I am completely smitten with all of the colours, patterns, layers, textures, styles. It is an eclectic lovers bible on how to nail maximalism.


Liveable glamour in a Florida condo

Posted on Tue, 28 Jan 2020 by KiM

This condo in Saint Petersburg, Florida is all about liveable glamour. Lisa Gilmore took this condo up several notches with a really unique backsplash with Kelly Wearstler tile and large brass handles and hood in the kitchen, the dreamiest magenta media room and some dramatic wallpapers in the bathrooms. Gorgeous!!!

Light and airy elegance in Madrid

Posted on Mon, 27 Jan 2020 by midcenturyjo

A cool oasis, a retreat from the heat and bustle of the Madrid calles. Filtered light through floaty fabric, coffered ceilings and archways washed in white. Monochrome splashed with rich oriental blue. Sophisticated and welcoming. Conde de Aranda by Madrid-based Estudio Maria Santos.

Photography by Montse Garriga

I thought nothing could be better than a genteel country house by Spanish interior designer Isabel López-Quesada. That is until I realised you could have a genteel country house with a flower room. Room crush!