I’m real estate scrolling in the Melbourne bayside suburb of St Kilda and I think I’ve found the perfect pied-à-terre but it’s more than just somewhere to drop your bags and head out into cosmopolitan city. Small in size but definitely big in style. No wonder because this bijou gem is the work of interior stylist Lynda Gardener. It’s going to auction next month. Seriously tempted. Link here while it lasts.
Haute eclectic in its finest form in a jaw-dropping apartment in Saint-Germain-des-Près designed by Stéphane Olivier. The mix of Italian and Scandinavian mid-century furnishings is stunning with the architectural features. I could certainly do without the rhino head though 🙁 (Photos: Gilles Trillard)
I have spent many years working at this blog, and hunting down photos of beautiful interiors. It tends to leave you a bit underwhelmed at times, and craving some creativity and uniqueness. New York based interior design genius Robert Stilin is one of those designers who makes me want more. I stare at his photos, try to move on to something else, then go back to inspect every inch of his spaces again in case I missed something the first time. This pattern repeats itself about 8 times. And only then am I satiated. The unique vintage furnishings, the bold and always layered artwork, the depth to the spaces is everything.
(We last featured Robert’s work here)
When drama and glamourous details are on the menu for a doctor’s second residence. Designed by Chicago’s PROjECT. This west loop pied-à-terre had to fit the profile: a spunky black-and-white escape with hard candy hits of amethyst throughout. Even 1,800 square feet can’t confine space hell bent on having a good time. The custom wall mural in the dining area holds a few subliminal personal references, but to the naked eye it’s all street grit and ka-pow. The game zone has the electric glow of a purple fluorescent light installation, making Friday night pizza taste better. A space for the kids to bunk, an ethereal master retreat, and Jennifer’s rad geometric marble flooring in the bathroom…
Let’s tick off our ultimate apartment check list. Large rooms with exposed timber beams and steel framed windows. Killer art collection. Pierre Jeanneret chairs. Expansive terrazzo floors and for added impact a monolithic terrazzo kitchen island. Have we forgotten anything? Oh yes! A Paris address. Rue Galilée by Bernard Dubois Architects
Photography by Romain Laprade and François Halar.