This apartment in Taiwan is so bright and playful – perfect for a family! With a three-sided square, “ㄇ” shape layout, the general space of the home is split into two by the central iron staircase. We reconfigured the storage cabinets and room to create an extended vertical flush plane, using hidden door panels for a crisp and neater look. The foyer, extending all the way into the kitchen, is laid with kiln-fired bricks matching the shade of the hidden uniform door panels along the side, adding a touch of playfulness to the foyer’s narrow and long layout. The lounge area and adjacent balcony at the other end are a haven for privacy and relaxation…The open racks are ideal for the missus to keep her large collection of books on display. A gourmet paradise and a wellspring of inspiration, the kitchen island is the center stage where the missus channels her culinary passion and crafts her writing, its open-space design making it easy to check on the child. On the upper floor, fixed partitions were done away with in favor of flexible sliding doors between the kid’s bedroom and game room. Ample sunlight adds warmth to the minimalist Scandinavian palette and brings passion to the rustic Japanese esthetic. By HAO Design.
“This Paris Apartment project was a total restoration. The idea was to focus on the swirl design of the entrance floor and build outwards, stretching the space beyond this initial focal point. Height and curves prevail. Whilst the project was to remain relaxed and comfortable, we introduced curated design design and art pieces. The place feels personal, authentic but quite grandiose in the reception areas.”
It’s as much about bold colour as it is about Parisian chic, personality as it is about style and panache. French finesse by Studio ALM .
Photography by Giorgio Baroni
This gut renovated pre-war apartment in the West Village is a gem. Despite having high ceilings I love that it didn’t end up as an industrial loft as I think most people would be tempted to. Thumbs up to Gabriela Gargano of Grisoro Designs for keeping this timeless, clean lined, neutral and so easy on the eye. (Photos: Shade Degges)
I can’t get enough of Brock Forsblom‘s daringly vibrant and maximalist style so I am sharing a couple of other projects from his portfolio. This first one is an Upper West Side garden apartment and the second is a West Side pied-à-terre. Fabulous colours. (Photos: Annie Schlechter)
WOW! I love this maximalist, technicolour West Village rental apartment of designer Brock Forsblom. It’s classy, vibrant and functional and just oozing of creativity and personality. So much fun!!! (Photos: Annie Schlechter)