Displaying posts from March, 2023

An elegant ease

Posted on Wed, 29 Mar 2023 by midcenturyjo

An awareness of the effect architecture and landscape have on one’s state of mind.

The use of handmade materials and building forms that will improve with age.

A strong connection to landscape which allows spatial continuity between internal and external areas – both visually and physically.”

But most of all an easy elegance, a quiet sophistication. Parrilla House by Powell & Glenn.

Photography by Sharyn Cairns

 Modern Tudor style in New York

Posted on Tue, 28 Mar 2023 by KiM

Based in the quaint town of Larchmont, NY, a suburb of Manhattan, this home was built from the ground up in collaboration with DeGraw and Dehaan Architects and Aurora Builders. After much brainstorming and early conceptual meetings, the design team decided a modern interpretation of a Tudor style home felt appropriate for our clients and the surrounding area. Honing in on the use of organic materials blended with a colorful palette, this home is truly a special project that was the result of a concerted collaborative effort between architect, client, builder, and designer.
I am a fan of this mix of light and dark spaces and mostly neutral tones throughout. Cozy, simple and timeless. Designed by Ursino Interiors. Photos: Tim Lenz.

A refurbished flat in Chelsea

Posted on Tue, 28 Mar 2023 by KiM

This project was a total refurbishment of a rather neglected mansion flat on Chelsea Embankment for the new owners,  a retired North American couple who wanted a comfortable base in London from which to explore Europe. We sought to make the flat feel as though nothing much had been done except a gentle refurb and some new furniture when in fact the apartment and all its its services and layout was completely overhauled to make a backdrop for the clients collection of ceramics and photography.
I love the old world vibe of this space. It’s elegantly casual and chic without being pretentious. Designed by Adam Bray. Photos: Oskar Proctor

Mid-century Modern

Posted on Mon, 27 Mar 2023 by midcenturyjo

“When Corinne’s client purchased this home, it was untouched besides a thoughtful renovation in 1965 by architect, Gilbert Leong.  The brief given by her design savvy musician client was that he desired the soul of the home to stay intact but wanted the amenities and finishes to be updated.  This project was a true example of how Corinne prefers to approach a renovation; the architecture of the home along with the client’s input guides the creative process.   As a result of this simple brief and a very successful collaboration, this 2900 square foot midcentury home received an extensive and collaborative remodel.”

Mid-century modern with honed concrete, handmade tiles and walnut layered with vintage and bespoke furniture. 1952 Midcentury by Santa Barbara-based Corrine Mathern.

Photography by Laure Joliet.

The Artist’s Lair

Posted on Mon, 27 Mar 2023 by midcenturyjo

“The pairing of Sella and British collage artist Natasha Briefel celebrates Natasha’s evocative and daring collage style against a backdrop of elegance and sophistication. The result is a perfect harmony of colour, postmodern design and character in the heart of Hackney.”

Striking collages and post-modern furniture. It’s a pairing made in heaven. Add some quirk and controversy and this collaboration between designer and artist packs a big punch in a tiny Hackney flat. The Artist’s Lair by Sella Concept.