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This East Village duplex penthouse was owned by designer Alfredo Paredes and if you didn’t see the terrace photos you might assume this was located somewhere in the Mediterranean or tucked away in a Tuscan hillside. A fireplace, oversized, casement windows and 5 arched glass doors, natural white oak bookcases, panelling and cabinetry, raw plaster walls, reclaimed wood ceilings, French limestone tile floors all imbue this “it can’t be New York” vibe and the neutral colour palette of cream, brown and black perfectly offsets the architecture. This is stunning. Photos: Miguel Flores-Vianna.

I love taking a peek into designers’ homes. Always so inspiring to see what they create when they are their own client with no constraints except in this case there is one. The house is a rental. That didn’t stop Sophie Ashby of Studio Ashby. Her family home is packed with colour and personality, an eclectic mix of old and new.

Photography by Philip Durrant.

A simple beauty

Posted on Wed, 21 Jun 2023 by midcenturyjo

“When we took on the commission to renovate this early 20th century house, located in a historical residential neighborhood of Madrid, we opted to maintain and preserve the classic spirit of the original house. We tried to provide sobriety and pause with the materials so that the pieces of art from the client’s personal collection would gain prominence. In addition, the facade was restored with the use of deep blue as the exterior-interior link, present in the carpentry of all the rooms of the house. On the first floor, with a more social character, unconnected spaces from previous renovations were combined and arranged, and the original staircase was maintained and restored.”

Modern minimalism, traditional charm, careful curation. A potent combination producing a simple beauty in the AXH House by Febrero Studio.

Elegant in Madrid

Posted on Tue, 13 Jun 2023 by midcenturyjo

Timeless elegance meets vintage chic in this Madrid apartment. With its restrained, neutral colour palette, effortless style and celebration of natural materials such as stone, wood and linen Madrid-based Estudio María Santos has created a home full of personality and élan.

Photography by Montse Garriga

Whimsy in Fort Lauderdale

Posted on Wed, 7 Jun 2023 by midcenturyjo

“Peace, serenity, and escape—that’s the feeling this home evokes. Floridian Harbour is designed to be an architectural dreamscape filled with whimsical details, island motifs, and entertaining features for ultimate relaxation. The project was a ground-up home designed in collaboration with Smith and Moore Architects based out of Palm Beach, known for their classic yet innovative projects.”

It’s about ease, luxury, wellness, and comfort. Impactful but liveable. Floridian Harbour by Los Angeles-based Studio Jake Arnold.

Photography by Michael Clifford.