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. Mecca by Studio Tate.
Rejecting size for substance, this warehouse conversion carved out a landscaped courtyard allowing a connection to nature and a break-out outdoor space. With its new coherent layout, the unique interiors introduced luxurious materials such as the burgundy and dusty pink Breccia Rosso marble in the kitchen. A double-height void links floors drawing the eye up and the light in. The design elegantly marries deep red steel frames, brass-hued curtains and the tropical greenery beyond. Sophisticated and comfortable, Rosso Verde by Carter Williamson.
Photography by Pablo Veiga.
“Nestled in the historic Presidio Height neighborhood of San Francisco, this Colonial Revival home had beautiful bones but needed to be reformatted spacially to gain more kitchen and living space, grow the bottom level, allow more natural light, and update all finishes. Careful attention to millwork details, natural stone, and special wall finishes took precedence on the architectural side. While on the decoration front, we placed emphasis on a mix of classic and modern silhouettes, with heavy use of vintage pieces to add a European sensibility.”
Serene sophistication with a timeless mix of old and new. Washington Residence by Lauren Nelson.
Photography by Michael Clifford.
Studio Elroy by LINTEL Studio For Architecture, carved from a heritage building’s basement, showcases the potential of inspired living in a compact space. Spanning a mere 28m2, this self-contained unit ingeniously houses a queen-sized bed, home office, kitchen, living area, wine cellar and bathroom. A protruding joinery unit defines indoor and outdoor spaces while allowing natural light to enter from above. The studio’s cochineal-red paint allows the layout to remain discreet. Instead of street views, changing shades of salmon to garnet, illuminated by sunlight and shadows, mark time inside.
After some random searches I ended up finding this House & Garden article that was from 2001 featuring what was once the Provence farmhouse of Maxime de la Falaise and Sarah St George, and I had to share because ah mah gawddddd. This home has such a brightness, and lovely features such as the tilework throughout, lots of sunflower-yellow walls, large fireplace in the dining area, beautiful textiles in every room and WOW – the sitting room used to be a barn! I am absolutely in love with the stained glass marquise hung over the stove. Storing that one away in my inspiration folder (but as if I could find one in the wild). Photos: Tim Clinch.