San Francisco designer Alison Damante calls this “New York minimalism meet Berkeley funk”. Here’s the scoop on this inspiring project: Recent East Coast transplants wanted a sparse, white backdrop for their expansive art collection, as well as an authentic design response to their mid-century home, with its bay views, exposed wood beams and original 1960’s cast concrete fireplace. Vibrant colors, handcrafted fixtures and modern furniture take cues from each installation, unifying the space and meshing art with life. I really dig this house. Everything about it architecturally is awesome, and then Alison kept the basics all in bright white so you can really change things up easily by swapping out the art/cushions/accent chairs etc. (Architecture: YamaMar Photography: Bruce Damonte)
This absolute dream of an apartment is home to fashion designer Stefano Pilati and his wildly eclectic taste in decor. It is a garden duplex in a stately 19th-century building on an upscale commercial street in Paris. A renovation took place led by architect Bruno Caron and with the random assortment of colours, art and furnishings it is wonderfully intriguing. Via Architectural Digest with photos by Björn Wallander.
Ah the stuff of dreams. An apartment in the Latin quarter with a view. Not just any view but large windows filled with the Panthéon in all its perfection. Double height living room or should I say salone or even more so library. Then there is the art, the clean lines of the furniture, the sweeping staircase, a simple yet stylish modern kitchen and did I mention those windows and the access to a small balcony? Yes it is the stuff of Parisian dreams. “Panthéon” by Hélène Van Marcke.
I am a major fan of the designs of Berlin architecture and design firm Gisbert Pöppler because of their bold choices for furnishings, art and colour schemes. This apartment is typical of their work with drama in all 3 of those areas. I featured photos from this kitchen several years ago but its time to share the entire space. It’s museum-like yet has a coziness to it which I love.