“This is my home and my sanctuary. It is full of art, sculpture, textiles and objects that I have collected and curated and spans design eras, continents and my evolving design appreciation … The term ikigai is a Japanese concept which means ‘a reason for being.’ The word ‘ikigai’ is usually used to indicate the source of value in one’s life or the things that make one’s life worthwhile. Aside from my loved ones, my ikigai is design. I am a curator, creator and forager.”
A fabulous home and a wonderful design philosophy by Melbourne based interior designer Katie Sargent.
Iconic Mexican, Spanish Colonial and vintage European. It’s a heady mix perfect for the renovation and redesign of the 18th-century stone mansion Casa Michelenao in Morelia, Mexico by Paris-based interior designer Luis Laplace. Bakery, cafe, a bar and bookstore on the ground floor with private living above. My favourite part? So hard to choose but I think I’ve fallen in love with the colonnades and courtyards.
This 300 m2 apartment in the heart of Barcelona is a combination of drop dead gorgeous architecture, breathtaking views and an eclectic collection of modern and vintage furnishings. And that terrace!!! WOW!!! Designed by Meritxell Ribé & Josep Puigdomènech of The Room Studio.
A glimpse at a 7000 sq ft home in Evanston, IL designed by Kara Mann. In her ubiquitous style of slightly edgy yet timeless style, always with touches of black. Here Kara has included a disco ball and pink (…crushed velvet?) curtains (Anyone else in love with her CB2 “flutter” sofa? SO GOOD!)
Like Jo always says, if you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend (for those not living the work from home pandemic life like I am) it helps if it’s somewhere stylish. San Francisco’s Monkey Inferno (a company I think now out of business) by Ken Fulk.