“ERA’s interventions carefully preserved and highlighted original and historic features including the 200 year old wood beams in the dining room and a sleeping porch turned shower room, while contrasting the historic with modern finishes, furnishings and amenities. The house is now filled with warm colors, rich wood floors and has been transformed into a comfortable and unique family estate.”
An 18th-century New York farmhouse that was tactfully restored with care and consideration by Elizabeth Roberts Architects. May I just say that the sleeping porch to bathroom conversation is stunning? Country perfection.
From light-filled and open to moody and contained, from clean-lined to layered with texture and pattern, from contemporary to new Mediterranean this Rancho Santa Fe, California home is all about restrained luxury and casual sophistication. A calm oasis in a busy family’s life by Intimate Living Interiors.
Photography by Karyn Millet
Sharing a wonderful collaboration between Studio Ilse and landscape designers Claire Fernley and James Fox of FFLO.
The complete restoration of a 100-year old mansion in the German city of Koblenz, to become a warm, comfortable and welcoming new home for a young family that can adapt and evolve over time. Respecting the character of the original architecture, while introducing layers of robust natural materials and soft textiles, created a rich but grounded domestic feeling.
For this garden, spacially it is complex, because several activities had to come together in close proximity. In folding these elements together we were influenced by the Japanese “wondering garden” form, whereby terraces function as giant stepping stones angled or elevated so as to modulate the dynamics of the space. A path leads down the side of the house to a slightly raised platform and then winds through acers to a terrace accessed from the living room. From the terrace, steps cascade onto a concrete plinth (the footings of a former workshop); and after that a sandpit, a firepit, and a playground with trampoline. At the end of the playground is a low building (a bicycle museum) tied by a pergola to a higher shingle structure, the children’s house, all of which we also designed. A gingko tree intervenes. Beyond the pergola lies a miniature basketball court. (Photos: Leslie Williamson, Marianne Marjerus and FFLO)
“We named this project the Brazilian Treehouse as we wanted it to visually feel like a sexy Stan Getz song. There was a certain romance to this project with our use of organic materials, lush colors and mood tones.”
When your career has included producing and directing music videos then it’s no surprise the rooms you create are a little rock ‘n roll. Saturated colours and textures as well as a love for statement vintage pieces are typical of Tiffany Howell of Los Angles-based design studio Night Palm. Think edgy yet sophisticated, moody and sensuous.
Photography by Frank Frances
An elevated downtown chic space with a relaxed and livable vibe. That’s what interior designer Nicole Fuller was asked to create by the developers of this Lower Manhattan building. Think soaring ceilings, luxe fittings and a sophisticated take on urban living.