Opulent, elegant, sophisticated and refined. Not to everyone’s taste but there’s an other-worldy quality to Alidad‘s spaces that provide an escape to the everyday.
“This Federation Arts and Crafts home was full of charm from a bygone era. Soaring ornate ceilings, leadlight windows and a beautiful enclosed veranda were just some of the period features that would need to marry with the new iteration of the home. So, taking our cue from the arts and craft ethos, layers of colour, materiality and fine craftsmanship were carried through to bond the old and contemporary architecture, ensuring the new rooms had a current generation of detailing.”
If it’s a layer cake then it’s a great big citrusy one. I never knew I’d like orange so much. Layer Cake by Sydney-based Arent & Pyke.
Photogrtaphy by Anson Smart
I’ll let the designer describe the approach to this fabulous Beverly Hills home.
“For this archetypal 1920s Spanish-style house in Beverly Hills, we conjured a relaxed, youthful atmosphere in opposition to the formality of many nearby homes. Painting the living room’s beamed ceiling white significantly altered the space’s complexion, providing a luminous backdrop for texture-rich furnishings. A low-slung yellow velvet Mario Bellini sofa sits on a Moroccan carpet laid wall to wall, while a built-in banquette boasts multicolored Majorcan ikats. The kitchen’s wallpaper is by artist Alviro Barrington — part of a collection of contemporary art with works by Laura Owens, Tracey Emin, Richard Prince, and Josh Smith. The result: an unpretentious environment in sync with the rhythms and rituals of contemporary life.”
Light-filled, colourful and downright fun. Beverly by Billy Cotton.
A historic home with most of the original features maintained, whilst being updated and giving some modern touches is the the type of home I crave and am always so pleased to find and share here. Like this 300 year old Colonial home in Connecticut designed by Ryan Lawson, where he painted out doors/windows/trim in black and added lots of textures with fabrics and rugs to make it really cozy. Inspirational! Photos: Stephen Kent Johnson; Styling: Colin King
It has been a while since I thought about what my favourite colour is. When I came across this home designed by Studio Kaya I quickly realized it is green. Because I love the outdoors so much and have too many plants all over my house I guess this makes total sense. But it’s really the warmth and energy that green in any shade exudes. And this home is so wonderfully serene because of the beautiful shades of green mixed with warm wood and off white.