The exhuberant introvert

Posted on Fri, 4 Aug 2023 by midcenturyjo

Reimagining the traditional bungalow, this stunning urban house in Atwater, Los Angeles, seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor living. Turning its back to the street the living spaces open onto a vibrant backyard. Lovingly planted with wildflowers, edible berries, and grasses by the homeowners the backyard evokes a profound sense of intimacy and connection. The main living area unites the living, dining and kitchen spaces in an open concept offering a delightful treehouse-like view over the backyard oasis. Modern Bungalow by Rios.

A Serene Retreat

Posted on Fri, 4 Aug 2023 by midcenturyjo

The bathtub is a quiet moment of respite at the end of a long, emotional day. It’s a serene, soaking sanctuary and the epitome of self care. Warm bathwater with scented suds envelops every inch of one’s body in the most comforting hug. Between a set of European-style wooden shutters, a cool breeze whistles through the window allowing one’s thoughts to wander and providing a moment for meditative breath; to reflect on deep thoughts. The crackle of the candle beside the tub is a comfort in the silence while warm, ambient light allows for pen to be put to paper, perhaps spilling out unrequited emotions.

Ahmad AbouZanat of design studio PROJECT AZ has created a bathroom that explores the beauty of simplicity and understated luxury. Rust-coloured tiles mirror the building’s exterior, contrasting with white tiles to create distinct yet unified areas.

Photography by Joe Kramm

“At hsd, we believe a well-designed space should elevate one’s soul; it should transport, inspire and create fond memories. We set the stage to orchestrate our clients’ dream story.”

This Southern California home by Huma Sulaiman Design successfully combines sophistication with a family-friendly atmosphere. Combining a harmonious balance between luxury and practicality the ample living spaces provide room for gatherings while cozy private spaces are relaxed and inviting. Timelessly elegant with a focus on comfort and livability.

Photography by Shade Degges.

The Epitome of Parisian Elegance

Posted on Wed, 2 Aug 2023 by midcenturyjo

Nestled amidst the iconic streets of Paris’ 16th arrondissement, this sophisticated apartment by Caroline Andréoni captures the essence of French luxury living. The open plan layout seamlessly blends the living and dining areas. Floor-to-ceiling windows bathe the interior in natural light while carefully restored wood panelling warms the space. A contemporary gourmet kitchen continues the wood accent while the use of marble here and in the master ensuite suite heightens the sense of opulence.

Photography by Sophie Lloyd.

LSL Architects have undertaken a breathtaking transformation of an 18th-century barn in the picturesque French countryside, turning it into charming gites that blend history and modern comfort seamlessly. With a vision that celebrates the rustic charm of the original structure while infusing it with contemporary elements, LSL Architects have breathed new life into this historic gem.

Carefully preserving the barn’s original architectural features, such as exposed wooden beams and stone walls, the gites exude an authentic sense of history and character. The interior spaces have been thoughtfully reimagined to offer all the amenities one would expect from modern accommodations, without compromising on the unique ambiance.

Photography by Katrin Vierkant.