Casa almóada is a quirky and secretly secluded 4-bedroom Boutique Home (12+) which has flourished from its XIX century rammed-earth walls, right at the heart of the purest Algarve. This hidden and serene countryside – where the rugged shapes of the “Barrocal” hold hands (1.5km) with the picturesque little town of São Brás de Alportel (Southern Portugal) – is the faithful guardian of dazzling beaches kissed by the enchanting Ria Formosa.
This is how I want to vacation – easy, breezy and totally casual and inviting. Your stay at almóada includes a fully equipped kitchen & outdoor plancha, on-hand concierge, chlorine-free heated plunge pool, indoor & outdoor fireplaces, king sized beds and a long list of extra experiences (the traditional dinner, exclusive wine & art interpretative session sounds lovely!). Loooove the pool area and outdoor dining space – and that view! Oh what a fabulous vacation spot this would be! Click here to book stay at this gem.
In redesigning this Brooklyn Heights apartment, interior designer Augusta Hoffman has drawn inspiration from the neighbourhood’s elegant brownstones. The space is contemporary yet in harmony with the historic surroundings. A combination of antique and modern furniture, a blending of styles, makes for a unique atmosphere. Small details, like brass accents and a scenic mural, add character. The resulting apartment is a harmonious mix of warmth, sophistication, and subtle drama, inviting without being overpowering.
Photography by Tim Lenz.
This home underwent a complete transformation, turning a dated office into a unique, tailored space for the clients. It’s bold, vibrant, and distinctive. Designed for a young couple, it embodies their personality and joy, featuring custom-designed carpentry, vibrant colours, textures, wallpapers, and sophisticated, unconventional materials. Home MA by Madrid-based Galan Sobrini Architects.
Photography by Belen Imaz.
This four-bedroom home seamlessly blends fun and functionality by preserving its heritage while embracing modern design. The transformation incorporates period detailing and fluting, uniting the past with contemporary living. Through a vibrant colour palette and collaboration with local artisans and international designers, the house exudes a harmonious blend of tradition and innovation, creating a delightful living space. Elsternwick residence by Studio Esar.
Photography by Tess Kelly.
Kim has shared an overview of New York-based product and interior designer Nicholas Obeid before. Still, when I came across his portfolio again I knew I wanted to take a closer look at this Soho apartment. A timeless mix of bespoke and vintage pieces carefully tames the ample space. What a luxurious problem to have, to make a vast apartment in New York cosy and inviting.
Photography by Tim Lenz.