“A mid-century house in the West London neighbourhood of Holland Park, that had been the client’s childhood home. Lonika was tasked with making the house more comfortable, more contemporary and more functional, breathing new life into the house whilst still preserving its history. Alongside the structural changes, Lonika focused on bringing in colour. Each room is now filled with colour and decorative objects that have meaning and family connection.”
A kaleidoscope of colour layered with playful textures and pattern. Fun, fabulous and fresh. Holland Park residence by Lonika Chande.
Photography by Milo Brown.
“Sometimes you just want a vacation in the city. This client wanted to evoke an authentic midcentury Palm Springs vibe in her early 1970’s house without having to get on a plane. The challenge was that the house didn’t have a vibe to start with.
We took a house with 5 small bedrooms and reimagined it to have a larger primary suite, a suite with study/lounge space for the teenage child, a guest bedroom, and a home office. We opened up the living/dining/kitchen to improve circulation. And we created an open hang-out space with a kitchenette on the lower-level walk-out basement for watching movies, ping-pong, games and hanging out with friends. Custom cabinetry with mid-century detailing was added throughout, including wood screens and casework that divide the spaces but let light flow through.
Materially we added large format terrazzo tile in the entry and bathrooms, concrete countertops, smoky mirrors, vintage furnishings, decorative lighting, Heath Tile, full height draperies in bedrooms, kitchen, living, dining and office. The entry powder was paneled in clear cedar with a floating custom cedar vanity and custom integral wood pulls (carved and applied). Because there were not many large art walls, the owner wanted to treat the decorative lighting as pieces of art.”
Fun and fabulous in Seattle this “mid-century” makeover is packed with colour and personality. Who needs to be in Palm Springs when you can have it all at home? Midcentury Broadmoor by Hoedemaker Pfeiffer.
Photography by Haris Kenjar.
With its post war modernist bones it would be easy to reproduce a retro 50’s decor or worse demo and create a bare modern interior. Instead Warsaw-based interior design firm Colombe celebrated the building painting everything white then appling pops of colour framed like works of art and filling it with a mix of midcentury and contemporary pieces. Fun, fabulous and fresh, a liveable, loveable family home.
Photography by Kasia Gatkowska.
I saw these photos in the portfolio of Palm Beach and Wisconsin based interior designer Jessica Jubelirer and thought WOW what incredible homes she has worked her magic on…. and then I discovered from this AD article these are all from the same very VERY large home in Wisconsin. Not only is this home insanely huge (14,000-square-foot, six-bedroom, numerous sitting rooms and dining rooms, a mudroom with flower cutting station, bowling alley, gym, swanky garage) but each space is like it’s own little world with tons of character and personality – a little surprise as you move from one room to the next. What a dreamy home! Photos: Douglas Friedman; styling: Mieke ten Have.
Sleek minimalism in the northern suburbs of Madrid. Referencing its Spanish roots but lightening and lifting, constraining and curating leaving a thoroughly contemporary home. Minimalism with soul. RI Countryside House Madrid by Burondo.
Photography by Montse Garriga.