An updated Spanish Colonial

Posted on Thu, 1 Aug 2019 by KiM

When you can barely get beyond the front door because it makes such a dramatic statement and you cannot stop staring at it, you know you are in for a treat. This Spanish Colonial home in Los Angeles was revamped for a family and it is another 2 thumbs up example of keeping the history of a home intact whilst making it functional for today’s life. Cheers to Reath Design for this one. (Photos: Laure Joliet)

A modernized bungalow in NSW

Posted on Thu, 1 Aug 2019 by KiM

The other day I was walking home from work, and a couple blocks from my house I came across a home that had been completely torn down (there was no sign of this happening the day before). My neighbourhood is filled with what were recently deemed heritage homes. My house was built in 1940. They are all fully brick exteriors, and if lucky like mine, have stained and leaded glass windows and other really beautiful features from that era. The new homeowners of this house must have gotten permission to tear down because the heritage status isn’t in full effect yet. I really wanted to cry because it was a beautiful home (and I would guess had sold to these people for close to $800K!!!). I am still utterly speechless at this totally ignorant decision. When I come across homes like this, which appears to be an older home that has been renovated and modernized and maintains some of the original architecture, I am grateful. This bungalow in New South Wales, Australia is gorgeous inside and out and I would move in and not touch a thing. Hats off to designer Louise Walsh for keeping it real here.

(More features of Louise’s work here and here)

Yellow and grey in an apartment in Moscow

Posted on Tue, 30 Jul 2019 by KiM

I had to share another project by Minina Design that caught my eye. I REALLY love that they carried the yellow and grey throughout the 63 sq m apartment which makes everything flow and appear bigger than it is. And that yellow sofa against the graphic wallpaper is so fun!

Photos: Loskutov Mikhail

A modern bohemian apartment in Moscow

Posted on Tue, 30 Jul 2019 by KiM

I love the eclectic mix going on in this Moscow apartment of modern, bohemian and ethnic styles. It brings together the best of everything! And the grey and white backdrop means adding any accent colour is a quick and easy change when you need a boost. Wonderfully executed by Minina Design.

Photos: Loskutov Mikhail

Restaurant design extravaganza

Posted on Sun, 28 Jul 2019 by KiM

I stumbled upon the portfolio of Paris designer Laura Gonzalez and was mesmerized by all of the drop dead gorgeous restaurants she has designed. There were so many I ended up going through them all and picking a selection of my favourites. This is a restaurant design extravaganza!



La Gare


La Californie (photos: Didier Delmas)

Alcazar

Margherita

Le Bois (photos: Didier Delmas)


La Lorraine



Auteuil Brasserie (photos: Yann Deret)