What do you do when you want a pool but your backyard isn’t massive? When you don’t want the hard poolscape dominating your garden. Perhaps a little camouflage by the way of painting everything black to help it visually disappear especially as the greenery fills out? Blade like steel posts (pool regulations compliant) are almost sculptural and the retractable shade sail provides sun smart respite from dangerous UV rays. Blackline by Grieve Gillett Andersen.
It’s what happens when minimalism meets material honesty, craftsmanship meets everyday life and austerity meets beauty. It’s rustic, restrained, one should say pared back but always a delight to the eye. Pina House by Barcelona-based Francesc Rifé Studio.
Lots of white in a home gives me anxiety at the thought of trying to keep it clean, but I am more than willing to admire it from afar. In this home designed again by Maria Santos, it is a heavy dose of white with the warming accent of honey toned wood and accessories. It is so incredibly serene and refined. Eye candy therapy I’d call this. You leave feeling a bit calmer than when you arrived. (Photos: Montse Garriga)
What was formerly a derelict Madrid apartment void of any of its original neoclassical architecture, is now been completely restored and transformed with the help of interior designer Maria Santos. No detail forgotten, no stone left unturned (or in this case, no book spine facing forwards) it is a beautifully curated with Parisian flair. (Photos: Montse Garriga)
Sophisticated and worldly. Carefully curated and yet casual. Perfectly balanced but watch out for the surprise pops of colour. Contemporary luxury that is not at all pompous. On the contrary it’s all about stylish, modern, easy living. Laurel Canyon by West Hollywood based STUDIO/LIFESTYLE.