Displaying posts from May, 2023

An interior inspired by the exterior

Posted on Tue, 23 May 2023 by KiM

Taking advantage of Southern California’s ideal weather and lush gardens by bringing those vibes inside in this redesigned home by Peter Dunham. There’s a sense of elegance but casual at the same time. And I am smitten with the little potting shed space that was created under the poolhouse stairs. Photos: Sam Frost. Architect: Forest Studio.

Narrow living in Spain

Posted on Mon, 22 May 2023 by midcenturyjo

This comprehensive renovation and interior design of a vacation rental building located in the old town of Valencia is by Paloma Bau Studio. Reinforcing metal rises up through the 4 floors providing not only structural support but also somewhere for sinks, furniture and accessories to be hung. Each floor is coloured zoned and a curve is used as a repeating motif. It’s an ode to living in a narrow space, exploring solutions for each floor that is only a few meters wide.

The taste of calm

Posted on Mon, 22 May 2023 by midcenturyjo

Interior designer Marta de La Rica calls it a taste of calm where traditional meets contemporary. This Madrid apartment is an ode to beauty with an emphasis on colour, texture, fabrics and craft. The painted walls and chandelier in the living room bring a sense of whimsy as does the shell-encrusted bathroom vanity. Chic European living but with Spanish roots.

Photography by Montse Garriga.

A 700+ year old castle for sale in Italy

Posted on Sun, 21 May 2023 by KiM

Evocative castle on the heights of the Novara area, dating back to 1260. The dwelling is rich in well-preserved details of the time, the terracotta and wooden floors, the coffered ceilings and the splendid frescoes that highlight the historicity of the splendid castle. Every detail has been well preserved thanks to the splendid conservation work, in fact the property doesn’t require major renovations. The kitchen is enriched by a wood-burning oven, the lounges are welcoming and impressive, enriched by majestic fireplaces. The rooms are bright and spacious, overlooking the valley and the grassy expanse of the Novara area, with terraces from which you can enjoy the suggestive landscape. Each room is also equipped with services to ensure extreme comfort. An outbuilding completes the property. 
What a dream castle this is, inside and out. That covered courtyard! Those views! Absolutely gorgeous. For sale via Italy Sotheby’s International Realty for €3,000,000.

Working on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 20 May 2023 by midcenturyjo

It’s like I say week in week out. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it helps if it’s somewhere stylish. In The Park by A-G Studio.