When dealing with a small space, DO NOT think you need to avoid average/large sized furniture and colour and pattern. In the case of Cath Beckett of design firm Yellow London, her 2 bedroom flat in Notting Hill, London is bold and quirky and has things like a large sofa in the middle of her living room, and a wacky wallpaper (Pierre Fray’s Plein Eté) in her teeny dining room. Her space is super cozy and full of personality and I could not love it more.
Our lovely French clients have lived in this double fronted house for 16 years and, now their children are older, wanted to inject colour and interest to create a sophisticated home that would suit the next stage of their lives. The rarely used dining room was transformed into an inviting library/TV room for their three teenage children to read, relax or to entertain friends. The wall between the existing living areas was taken out, allowing light to flow throughout the ground floor. Throughout the house we overhauled the neutral interiors to align with the taste of our discerning client, who was strongly drawn to depth of colour and marrying of patterns. The end result is a house that feels grown up, layered, and well considered for each individual member of the family.
Designed by Ali Johnson and Alex Keith of Otta Design, this Battersea family home has some really scrumptious colours. I am head over heels for that deep Indian yellow in the library (Paint & Paper Library’s Muga). Photos: Jonathan Bond
“Our Coopers Shoot project near Byron Bay was wish fulfilment made real for a young family of four. Our brief was to create spaces that would suit a busy family lifestyle but embrace relaxation, that would work both functionally and beautifully, and that would enhance reflection and embrace entertaining.”
Stylish, open plan living with doors flung open to a verdant landscape in one of Australia’s most beautiful coastal hinterland spots. It’s about connection to place and connections to people. Coopers Shoot by Louise Walsh.
Photography by Maree Homer
The clients had a growing art collection. The interior designer had the cool ideas. The result is a liveable, character-filled home celebrating the lives and lifestyles of the owners. Art House by Melbourne-based Chelsea Hing.
P.S. Does anyone else want to lick those pink marshmallow walls?
Photography by Rhiannon Taylor
Pink, purple, green, yellow and every shade in between make this home fun, family-friendly, colourful to the max and full of energy. Designed by Atelier ND Interior, it is located outside Amsterdam and owned by actors Guy Pearce and Carice van Houten. How could you not have a smile on your face when you walk through the front door?
(Photography likely by Thijs de Leeuw)