Allison Crawford did a fabulous job designing this downtown Austin, Texas industrial loft to create a masculine and comfortable space despite it being wrapped in concrete. Hip yet totally functional with some pretty sweet views! (Styling and photos by Alyssa Rosenheck for MyDomaine)
Timeless and refined yet with a casual, modern take on apartment living. The kitchen and living areas of this Nob Hill home by San Francisco based interior designers Cass + Nico features a rich mix of bespoke and the carefully curated with an emphasis on materials, texture and light. The new classic living.
Photography by Bess Friday
Sometimes all you need are neutrals. Beige/caramel tones mixed with black and modern artwork make this apartment in New York timeless and a bit edgy. Perfection. By Arthur Casas.
Another wonderfully unique project by architecture firm Marcante Testa that I had to share.
The house was, and is, a stratification of styles and materials that represent the lives of the previous inhabitants including General Candido Sobrero twin brother of Ascanio (inventor of nitroglycerin) which was followed in the early twentieth century by Countess Costanza Arminjon, the one who sold part of the property to the grandparents of the current owners, a pair of twins of whom only one decided to live there. It has long been our desire to create an interior where we can maintain and enhance these past elements by making them a collection of memories, materials and feelings. This proposal met favorably the client’s desire to preserve that family atmosphere which reminds him of his childhood spent with his brother in his grandparents’ house.
Starting from the entrance, the metal structure, which characterizes the external staircase, returns as a connecting element between the various rooms and, to define new furnishings and functions and at the same time, surrounds the old wallpapers, and the wall lamp, also it is the object of the past. A strip of resin connects the kitchen, entrance and living area to take us to the bathroom area where the plain color contrasts with the designs of the old ceramic tiles. In the living area, the original wood have been preserved inside which new furnishings are inserted such as the small theater with its curtains that hides the TV. Also in this room, the metal structure frames the old wallpapers and becomes a false ceiling, coffee table and dividing wall.
Photos: Carola Ripamonti
Each and every project by Italian architecture firm Marcante Testa completely blows my mind. I guarantee you will not see their colour combinations nor the attention to details they include in their projects. For example, in this Paris apartment renovation check out the ceiling embellishment in the first photo. And the arch of the doorway in photo 5. BLOWING. MY. MIND. And I nearly dropped dead when I spotted the kitchen. It is almost as tiny and similar in layout to mine and will for sure be used as inspiration when I get around to renovating mine.
Photos: Carola Ripamonti