Curvilinear with bold use of colour. Oak and brass and honed marble. Hand painted abstracts on curtains. Sculptural with a hint of Art Deco and all of it contemporary. The 2020 San Francisco showhouse gave a blank slate Regan Baker Design created a stellar kitchen.
Photography by Suzanna Scott Photography
As of this past Friday, we Ontarians are able to once again eat inside a restaurant, bar etc, go to a gym and pretty much anywhere we used to pre-pandemic (but of course, wearing masks where possible indoors, and often is the law). Several of my favourite shops and restaurants choose to be cautious and are open by appointment only or continue to only offer takeout or patio only. If enjoying some time in a restaurant, bar or café were as simple as it was a few months ago, any of these beautiful spaces designed by Paris-based firm Laplace would be ideal.
Floor to ceiling carrara marble, a deep soaker tub next to a gas fire place, dark rich walnut against the bling of gold. It’s luxurious with a hint of retro and a definite masculine feel. Timeless and sophisticated. Bathroom dreams from Colorado based Studio Thomas.
Lots of brightness and warmth in this Michigan home designed by Jean Stoffer. It is a wonderful example of how to break up lots of white with some dark moments. The black front door, the dark kitchen coffee bar, the charcoal tile and millwork in the mudroom, the navy wainscotting and ceiling in the dining room, the dark green nursery…. all add drama and coziness.
Killing Matt Woods was inspired by the mid century modernism and the gardens and architecture of Palm Springs when designing The Rooftop bar at the Quarryman’s Hotel in Pyrmont, NSW, Australia. “The Rooftop” aims to attract the diverse crowds which populate the many creative offices & aims to attract the diverse crowds which populate the many creative offices & studio spaces within the Pyrmont peninsula, & hopes to give this City fringe suburbs occupants a genuine alternative environment from which to dance the night away. The circles that repeat throughout the space and the reclaimed multi-coloured timber floor make this eye-catching and really special.
Photography: Dave Wheeler