Lauren Lothrop Caron of Studio Laloc added soooo much warmth, personality and inviting touches to this historic Capitol Hill, Seattle home that I could not love it more. Lots of vintage finds, the most beautiful custom made sofa in a unique fabric (‘Flying Ducks Velvet’ by Mulberry Home), a dining room wrapped in Willian Morris wallpaper, the prettiest pink bedroom….I could definitively move right in.
Transforming a stiff, unyielding late-medieval fortress into a dynamic family home: that was the challenge that Gert Voorjans faced in the Bavarian town of Coburg. The commission was anything but obvious: the moated Schloss had in no way been renovated to current standards of residential convenience.
Once the seat of an aristocratic family, the oldest section of the house dates back as far as the 16th century. However, various ad-hoc adaptations and expansions that were started in the 20th century had left the property an eclectic hodge-podge of architectural styles.
Gert evidently embraces the eclectic hodge-podge and ran with it, which makes this fortress of a home so dynamic and unexpected and filled with spaces that are pleasant to the eye each in their own way. Love it!
Designer Elena Gorenshtein has a very obvious love of plants/the outdoors and decided to bring the outdoors into her apartment in Moscow by combining 2 apartments into one and created skylights? lightboxes? in the dark centre of the space to allow for a “winter garden”. I would lay in that bathtub, turn on one of those bird videos I play for my cats, and pretend I was bathing in a forest. (Photos: Sergey Krasyuk) *I”m turning off comments because I will not have someone suggest that by me posting this that I think what is happening in the Ukraine is ok. This is simply a blog about interiors.
The Atelier Davis team worked with Gustave Carlson Architects to renovate and expand a historic Eichler for a young family with a modern art collection. Bright, colourful and fun staying true to the Eichler bones but adding the owners’ personalities. Mid-century modern never looked so good.
How do you take a historic 1870’s home and create an addition and gut remodel, yet have everything look as if it has always been there?
Inspiration: The romance of New Orleans courtyards, 1870’s victorian architecture, a healthy dose of color, and a splash of modernity come together to create a family home that’s steeped in history yet totally fresh.
I am sooooo in awe of the unparalleled and glamorous approach Summer Thornton took to her historic home. That peach/pink library is soooooooo gorgeous I am going to go out on a limb and say it’s one of my all-time favourite rooms. Photos: Melanie Acevedo and Werner Straube