There are the lucky few who live in Paris. There are the luckier few who live in a Haussmannian apartment with its sugar icing plaster details, beautiful floors and towering windows and doors. Then there are the luckiest few of all who live in a Haussmannian apartment renovated by Parisian interior designer Véronique Cotrel of L’agence Véronique Cotrel where the marriage between old and new is sublime. Majestic and welcoming. Historic yet perfectly attuned to contemporary living.
My client had just purchased an apartment in Camden, London that was in desperate need of some love. She asked me to create a home for her that was playful, colourful and whimsical, bringing together her love for Britain and her homeland South Africa. It was important to create a home that was reflective of her personality. It was because of this that I individually chose antique and vintage pieces for each space and paired these with bespoke items to seamlessly tell a story within her new home. I had so much fun playing with colour and pattern which is threaded throughout the apartment. A theme of soft pinks and earthy greens are incorporated into each room to achieve cohesion yet retain individuality and interest within each space.
Brilliant use of colour and pattern by Sean Symington. I am smitten with how inviting this home is – it’s like being wrapped in a handmade vintage quilt.
An iconic red brick New York loft with a perfectly curated collection of mid-century pieces. Your idea of interiors heaven? Welcome to the home of Alan Eckstein founder of interior design, staging service and gallery Somerset House.
“The penthouse interiors of the Isokon building drew inspiration from the bold geometric graphics of the Bauhaus Movement. The project pays tribute to the pioneering creatives of the era.”
A golden glow with references to the past and eyes on the future. Belsize Park, London by Alexy Kos and Che Huang of London-based design practice Child Studio.
“Described as “like stepping into an Old Masters painting” this penthouse apartment is a beguiling mix of rustic look and luxury feel. Original oak beams accentuate the double height ceiling in the open plan living space and add a feeling of earthiness which is enhanced by the use of clay plaster on the walls.”
A neutral colour palette and natural materials like stone and oak are balanced by statement lighting and a dramatic black fireplace. It’s a little wabi-sabi and a whole lot of luxury. Penthouse 09 by Banda.