When I first laid eyes on this house by MR Architecture + Decor all I wanted to do was pack my bags, hop a plane and move right in. It’s the Hudson, New York home of the firm’s founding partner David Mann. Intimate, simple yet stylish, a window onto how the designer loves to live. Speaking of windows if the front door is locked when I turn up to claim squatter’s rights I might just scamper through one of those multi-paned Federal windows to gain access.
An elegant mix of old and new is at the heart of this home by French-born Californian-based interior designer Florence Livingston of Florence Choux Livingston Interiors. It is a home with soul, a serene oasis for family and friends with its neutral palette of greys and taupes and those beautiful limed floorboards. What a wonderful home to come home to at the end of a hectic day.
Our second real estate stalking takes us to Sydney and the inner city suburb of Paddington. It’s no secret that I love a Victorian-era terrace house and although this renovation has taken a decidedly modern turn there are still traditional elements to keep me happy. I’d love to see the bathroom in real life. Part of me loves the glass panels over the original sandstone in the shower but part of me also wonders how well it has been done. Are there dust bunnies gathering on rock ledges or salts frissing out of stone due to niggling leaks? Still it’s a cool idea. Link here while it lasts.
No ornamentation, no excess, no ostentation. Beautiful finishes, attention to detail, quality, quality, quality and an emphasis on function. It’s the formula Madrid-based architectural and interior design firm Ventura chose to create this modern, minimalist renovation within a historic apartment. Clean, sleek luxury with warmth and style.
Modernizing the traditional can be tricky but I think the folks of architecture and construction firm Design Platform based out of Denver, Colorado really nailed this one (I assume it’s a complete renovation of an older home). Lots of elements I am quite smitten with like the entire exterior, the yellow front door, the exposed brick, the white washed wood floor, the massive sleek kitchen, and each and every bathroom. How cool are those designs in the hex tile?!?! I’m imagining how that would have looked in my hex tiled floor from the front door through the vestibule and foyer and down into the kitchen. *insert gaping mouth here*