Spanish design firm Isabel Lopez Vilalta+Asociados took a 70s dwelling in the seaside fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell and updated it to meet the needs of the owner and their large family and friends for long summers of sea and beach. Interiors and exterior flow naturally into each other while respecting the preexisting architectural structure. I’m dreaming of a long lunch at that tiled dining area, glass of chilled wine in hand.
Photography by Salva López
“For artist Cindy Sherman’s triplex penthouse in the West Village, we wanted to distill the architectural envelope by utilizing a limited palette of humble materials. The boldest of these gestures, reflecting the unconventional spirit of the artist herself, was our decision to cover the walls and ceilings in a highly textured popcorn plaster that is typically associated with 1970s Midwest motels. More nuanced than the predictable white walls of a standard gallery, the plaster treatment nevertheless provides a uniform backdrop for Sherman’s extensive art collection, which encompasses everything from works by blue-chip contemporary artists to eccentric thrift-store finds. Throughout the kitchen and bedrooms, maximalist application of plaster, stainless steel, and linen ultimately imbues these quotidian materials with a kind of unpretentious luxury.”
Amazing artist, amazing home by Billy Cotton.
The challenge of bringing this 6 acre property, with its original 1846 home up-to-date, was to incorporate fresh modern touches that harmonized with the history of the undulating pastoral site. Overgrown trees and brush were cleared to reveal a framework of unique structures which has been highlighted by the installation of new plant material that reflects the clients’ love of seasonal color and variety. Working with a site-specific strategy, the property has been updated to honor the natural environment and the legacy of the home to provide natural beauty combined with modern ease of living.
This Greenwich, Connecticut home and property is so welcoming and magical!
Landscape design by James Doyle Design Associates, in collaboration with DAB Design, photos by Allegra Anderson and Neil Landino.
A local friend Liane of WISEMAN + CROMWELL has been knocking out really fabulous interior design projects lately and I figured it was about time I give her a shoutout. Her love of vintage may even surpass mine so I thought it suitable to feature her project that was led by vintage finds. A girl after my own heart!
Here. This is where I want to be today. I’m decor daydreaming and this Cortijo (farmhouse) by Madrid-based mother and daughter interior designers Susana Beltrán and Elena Ayuso of La Californie is the perfect mix of history with a touch of modern convenience. Don’t get me started on the tiles! Beautiful.