Entering this apartment in Paris’ 9th arrondissement by Caroline Andréoni you are struck by the abundance of natural light streaming through large windows. The living areas exude a sense of spaciousness with an open-plan layout. A striking spiral staircase leads to the upper level containing the private quarters. The master bedroom boasts a minimalist yet cozy ambience offering a restful retreat while the children’s rooms are colourful and fun. Throughout the apartment, the use of neutral tones, warm wood accents, and elegant furnishings adds to the overall sense of serenity. The highlight of this duplex is undoubtedly the secluded courtyard accessible from the living area. The intimate outdoor space is beautifully landscaped, providing a quiet sanctuary to unwind and enjoy.
Photography by Cafeine.
Interior designers Handelsmann & Khaw‘s renovation of this Hollywood Hills-style house exudes a perfect blend of heritage charm and modern aesthetics. Located in Sydney, the house features timeless elements paired with contemporary design. The designers created an inviting ambience with an earthy colour palette and abundant natural light. A luxurious mix of textures and materials adds to the home’s allure. The use of stone, brass, and plaster elevates the interiors. Landscaped gardens surround the property, offering a serene escape.
Photography by Felix Forest.
Texture plays a pivotal role in any interior design and it becomes even more significant in a monochromatic house. In the absence of vibrant colours, texture becomes the driving force that breathes life and depth into the space, elevating it from flat and dull to intriguing and captivating. I just want to reach out and touch the rooms in this house. Yes through the computer screen! Velvets and sheepskin, rough jute and coarsely woven leather, smooth cold metals and stone, the almost waxy worn patina of old wood. Valley Village by Los Angeles JDP Interiors.
I’m stalking a late-Victorian townhouse on North London’s Ospringe Road, a short walk from Tufnell Park and Kentish Town. Spread over five storeys the home is packed with charm and character. Crafted from London stock brick and crowned with steep Welsh slate roofs with tall chimney stacks, it exudes timeless elegance. The interior spaces have been refurbished to an exceptionally high standard, carefully preserving historic features such as fine plasterwork and an elegant, sculptural staircase. My favourite though is the blue reading room (painted in ‘Vardo’ by Farrow and Ball). Just perfect for a bibliophile in you.