I have a handful of favourite designers that blow me away with every single space they touch, and I think I can go out on a limb and say Beata Heuman might be my #1. I am so intrigued by her creativity, her fealessness when it comes to colour and patterns (have you seen her marbleized velvet?! LOVE!) and her attention to detail. This is her family’s townhouse in Hammersmith, London and it’s everything you would expect from her – completely unexpected.
There is some serious drama in this home designed by Ken Fulk and I freaking love it!!!! This 11,500-square-foot San Francisco home was reimagined by Ken Fulk as “one part English manor, and part rock-star lair,” for a couple that is one half British. Located on a strip of Outer Broadway commonly referred to as Billionaire’s Row, the remodel took place over a six-week period while the family was away on holiday. They returned home to find a series of dramatic rooms including a double height portrait hall, a complete English pub, an outdoor cinema and a master suite overlooking views of the Golden Gate bridge and the San Francisco Bay.
This house could not be more invigorating and whimsical. It all starts at the apple green front door. Wallpaper and vibrant upholstery and patterns unite to create a super fun home. Her Latin roots, fondness for Southern hospitality, and penchant for parties were the overarching parameters for this gradual home makeover. The kitchen got a major facelift, but the original cabinets were preserved and a few doors removed to showcase her collection of vintage dinnerware and serving pieces. Paisley wallpaper, watercolor print curtains, and lime-painted entryway are evidence of her passion for mixing happy color and bold pattern. The medley of new and salvaged furniture includes a dining table rescued from an abandoned house, an 80s sidebar, the daughter’s handed-down vintage desk and a super-long velvet banquette that turns the sunroom into a hangout. In the master bedroom, refinished finds cozy up to a custom canopy bed with leather inserts. Designed by Toledo Geller.
Emilie Fournet Interiors used some really moody and dramatic colours in this renovated home in Hackney, London. It’s quite an amazing thing, how paint can really elevate a space and help create a mood.
“Here is a room to sweat, stretch, and have some fun! Similar to our own attitudes towards working out, this space approaches exercise with a sense of moderation, ease, humor, and delight. It is designed for the person who wants balance between action and relaxation, and who knows that function and aesthetics can coexist effortlessly. Turn the music on and do what moves you—hit up the boxing bag and go for the burn, or practice your pliés at the ballet bar. After the workout is through, find refuge in the beautiful vintage Wegner chair. Sit back and catch your breath, you are energized and ready for the day.”
We very rarely feature exercise rooms on the blog so when I found this gym/relaxation room by Cass + Nico Studio as part of last year’s San Francisco Decorator Showcase I knew I had to share. I’m loving the hand painted walls.