Former archives of the Larousse publishing house, Charles Zana’s team transformed this atypical Parisian space into a creative residence. With a garden designed by Louis Benech, the house celebrates open spaces, high ceilings, light entering from all sides and a garden becoming one with the interior. To have all of this open space complete with secluded outdoor space in Paris is an absolute dream. Another wildly eclectic, contemporary space that only Charles could dream up and meticulously execute. (Photos by Nicolas Matheus, and Ambroise Tezenas & Jacques Pépion via Yatzer)

Bold shapes and colours in a Vancouver home

Posted on Fri, 2 Dec 2022 by KiM

Taking a home that is devoid of personality, colour and texture, and breathing new life into its walls is something that brings us unending joy. Nestled in Vancouver’s British Properties, the exterior of this stunning modernist-style home didn’t match its bland interior. The extensive 12-month renovation saw the home take on a new and exciting persona. The clients had asked us to be bold, experimental and create something not easily reproducible. Inspired by the bungalow-style homes of the Hollywood Hills, we took a page from days gone by and married a more modern aesthetic with one that felt classic and with real history. Our homes should reflect what we want to see in the world, and for this homeowner that meant boldness, colour and warmth. The furniture and decor were curated and sourced globally, with cutting-edge design paired with seamlessly with antique pieces.
Another project by PlaidFox Studio, this one is more modern and what they’re known for, whilst oozing with creativity and personality. I am obsessed with Montreal’s Lambert & Fils lighting and the Parc collection lights over the kitchen island look incredible. (Photos: Ema Peter)

A newly built French château

Posted on Wed, 30 Nov 2022 by KiM

The beauty and warmth of classic architecture and design is something that is unparalleled. Situated on a sprawling equestrian property of nearly 100 acres, this French-inspired country estate was built and designed to last generations. A legacy property such as this needed each selection to reflect times both past and present. Believing the beauty of a home is in the details, our team worked closely alongside the architect, builder, and countless trades to bring this oak-timber-framed property to life. Working from the architectural phase to the decorating phase, the project was nearly three years in the making, something we feel shows in the finished home.
What a beauty this home is! I keep imagining this with darker wood finishes so it was a bit more dramatic but I imagine the homeowners were after something bright and airy. By PlaidFox Studio. (Photos: Ema Peter; Builder: Homestar)

It has been a little while since we visited the portfolio of San Francisco designer Jeff Schlarb, and boy did I ever miss his quirky, playful spaces! This home is a bit less playful and a bit more sophisticated than some of this designs but I adore the colours, patterns (note how in the black and white bedroom the fabric on the walls lines up with the fabric on the headboard!!!) and sculptural elements he’s known for.
We approached the interiors of this 3 story English Tudor Revival home with the goal of fusing our client’s interests in vintage and collectible pieces with our contemporary art-forward aesthetic. (Photos: Noe DeWitt)

Palazzo Campo Santo Stefano

Posted on Mon, 28 Nov 2022 by KiM

This seventeenth-century Venetian palazzo in Campo Santo Stefano, Venice is so beautiful I could cry. Having been stripped of its historic identity over many years, Charles Zana restored the home back to all its fresco, terrazzo and leaded glass window glory and it is magnificent. A contemporary masterpiece it became. (Photos: Matthieu Salvaing)