Not afraid of colour

Posted on Thu, 7 May 2020 by KiM

Lots of bright colours were used as accents throughout this space designed by NYC-based Tali Roth, bringing in lots of energy and youthfulness. Grounded by lots of wood and some more earthy tones, this is how you do colour right. Also, let this dining room be a lesson in a perfectly executed gallery wall.

Norcross and Scott Home

Posted on Thu, 7 May 2020 by KiM

Whether leaning towards traditional or modern, Chicago based design firm Norcross and Scott Home create welcoming dwellings that are functional and thoughtfully curated. I am quite fond of their more traditional spaces and can’t seem to tear myself away from the photo above. Love all the treasure in that space!

A renovated Tribeca condo

Posted on Tue, 5 May 2020 by KiM

Another home run from Kevin Dumais, but quite a bit more contemporary than the weekend home. His spaces are so incredibly timeless and thoughtfully curated. LOVE. The developers of this Tribeca condo agreed to undertake a custom remodeling with the owners, who had purchased the neighboring apartment and brought in Dumais to help design the expanded interiors. The open layout was converted into something more classically segmented and reminiscent of the family-friendly prewar style. The resulting four-bedroom floorplan included a family room, living room, informal dining room, walk-in closets, mudroom, and a home office off the master suite.

Photos: Eric Piasecki

What an absolutely beautiful and relaxing weekend home in the country. I could absolutely move right in. Kevin Dumais and his husband, Charlie, bought and refurbished a three-bedroom clapboard house in rural Connecticut. Major cosmetic renovations included a completely remodeled kitchen and installation of ebony-stained oak floor throughout. The owners made this weekend house their own with mid-century furnishings, fresh white walls, and a range of inviting textures—turning a humble 1940s Cape into a fine example of updated country chic in the process.

Photos: Eric Piasecki

A’ Design Awards & Competition – Winners

Posted on Mon, 4 May 2020 by KiM

With 100 categories the A’ Design Award and Competition is the worlds’ largest design competition. But it is not just an award. It is an indicator of quality and perfection in design, recognized worldwide, bringing your design front and centre before design companies and professionals. Categories such as Interior Space and Exhibition Design; Architecture, Building and Structure Design; Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design; Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design; Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design; Landscape Planning and Garden Design and soooo many more. (You can find all the design categories here.)

The A’ Design Award & Competition has ended for another year and the winners have been announced. Here are some of my favourite winners of 2020 from the following categories: Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design; Architecture, Building and Structure Design; Lighting Products and Projects.

Haleiwa Chair by Melissa Mae Tan – i love the shape! boho cool!

Loover Sofa by Christos Yordamlis – the slat sides are such a unique feature!

Duoo Desk by Andriy Mohyla – sleek while keeping you organized!

Sushi Chair by Linda Martins – love the sushi roll back 🙂

Cecilia Armchair by Linda Martins – such fun texture!

Bloom Succulent Dedicated Grow Box by Mert Ali Bukulmez – if this keeps succulents alive I’m in!

Rainforest Vase by Sini Majuri – those colours are stunning!

Tamsa Money Bank by Jose Roca – sexiest money bank I’ve ever seen!

Khayyam Lounge Chair by Fater Saadat Niaki – for an ethnic vibe with a modern touch

Aks sconcentrico Dining Table by Ascanio Zocchi – a table to keep you entertained 🙂

The Peach Garden Hostel Homestay by Chao Zhou – all of those windows!

Casa Lupita Residential House by Binomio Taller – indoor/outdoor living at its finest

H2O House House by Niroop Kumar Reddy Nallari – love that circle cut-out!

Panorama Villa Residence by Potiropoulos and Partners – love the juxtaposition between the stone and the steel

Skipping-Girl Vinegar-Vats House and Architecture Studio by Adrian Light – industrial cool!

Santos House by Fernando Abelleyro – such a unique shape!

Zen Mood House by Francisco Eduardo Sa and Felipe Savassi – how about this for a weekend getaway/cottage?!

Aggregate Collection Lamp by CoCo Ree – love the texture and organic form!

Capsule Lighting by Natalia Komarova – how unique!

Mobius Pendant Lamp Pendant Lamp by Nhi Ton – it’s reconfigurable!

Spike Lamp by Sini Majuri – if you thought your interior needed a bit of an edge 🙂

A’ Design Award and Competitions are organized and awarded annually and internationally in a wide range of categories. Every year, projects that focus on innovation, technology, design and creativity are awarded with the A’ Award. While realized projects find opportunities to get published, reach new markets and meet a wide range of buyers for their existing products, the organization also helps the creative minds and startups to meet with the business people to realize their product ideas. If you’d like to register for next year’s competition you can do so here.


This post is brought to you in collaboration with A’ Design Award and Competition