“We designed this model apartment for The Belnord, a historic luxury residential building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The building’s rich past influenced the mix of old and new in the 4-bedroom space. Customized furnishings and fixtures, along with antique and vintage pieces, bring the character of the spaces to life.”
The apartment may be in the Big Apple but the look is la française. The Belnord by New York-based Anna Karlin who not only designs furniture and lighting but everything from digital and print to interiors and set design.
Photography by Adrian Gaut
Styling by Colin King
This Palm Beach holiday (the new term is “occasional”) home is no beach shack. Six bedrooms, seven bathrooms and three kitchens were just the start of what was redesigned in this sprawling 80s home. Sydney interior designer Tamsin Johnson has drawn on materials such as stone, timber and rattan with an eclectic mix of vintage and bespoke pieces in blues and neutral hues.
I’m not really feeling blue. I’m feeling the blues. Bright white rooms are the perfect foil for the rich accent blues. And what goes with blue? Why brown of course and that brown mid century console with the rich earthy tones of the large abstract artwork is the perfect balance. Another great house by New York-based interior designer Crystal Sinclair.
A Spanish villa located in a pine forest in Valakampiai a district in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius. Not quite what you are expecting? Interior designers Gabija Pažarskytė and Karolina Juodeškaitė of Dizaino Virtuvė have been inspired by the Mediterranean for this four storey house nestled amongst the trees. A materials palette of concrete, rattan, stone and ceramics recalls Spain while for me the standout features are the cast iron tiles and statement blue spiral staircase rising from the foyer to the first floor. Handcrafted timber beams, a thatch roof, stylish sauna area and the very first squat toilet we have featured on the blog complete the highlights.
Photography by Kernius Pauliukonis
“I am drawn to natural pieces and finishes and artisan craftsmanship, I believe deeply in the integration of old and new, creating a timelessness. Taking into consideration the context and architectural history of a project is essential for my design process. I am forever sourcing antiques and have an eye for extraordinary pieces that might otherwise go unseen or unloved. Moreover, I see myself as a curator of spaces, as much as I do an interior designer.”
Beautiful and calm, collected and chic. Ladbroke Gardens by Hollie Bowden.
Photography by Genevieve Lutkin