If you think your home lacks a certain whimsical or creative energy, then this project by Alberto Villalobos is packed full of creative ideas that are a lot of fun and pack a punch. It starts with ceramic dogs flanking the front door. Then a random swirl pattern painted on the foyer floor. A planter of ferns built under a window. An ombre stair runner. A green and gold kitchen. A patchwork terrazzo floor. A monochromatic orange office. A dramatic black and brass bathroom. Yesssssssss to all of these elements.
I fell in love with this home when I first saw it featured in a recent edition of Architectural Digest and though I think it made the rounds on the web over the summer I still wanted to share for those who might have missed it. The architecture is the wow factor, and the cozy and unique furnishings, a lot of which I think are vintage, add high class and sophistication yet aren’t too precious that the whole family (with 2 kids) can’t enjoy. This perfection was designed by Alisa Bloom.
It’s like I say week in week out. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it helps if it’s somewhere stylish. Interior designers always have great workspaces. Just saying. JRI Offices by Jaimee Rose Interiors.
You can’t go wrong with black and white. Well, most of the time. In this home designed by Tamara Magel I think she nailed what can often end up be harsh when tackling this colour scheme but this is cozy, warm, and family friendly with a mild dose of glamour. Also, black windows will always have my heart. (Photos: Rikki Snyder)
What do you do when you want a pool but your backyard isn’t massive? When you don’t want the hard poolscape dominating your garden. Perhaps a little camouflage by the way of painting everything black to help it visually disappear especially as the greenery fills out? Blade like steel posts (pool regulations compliant) are almost sculptural and the retractable shade sail provides sun smart respite from dangerous UV rays. Blackline by Grieve Gillett Andersen.