Pattern and colours (some subtle, some not at all) with a traditional twist have me wanting to high five Bill Brockschmidt and Courtney Coleman of design firm Brockschmidt and Coleman for creating such a beautiful home. The decoration of a gracious early 20th century brick house in Nashville’s Belle Meade neighborhood renovated by Ridley Wills and The Wills Company. The goal was to create a warm, inviting home that is as stylish and elegant as it is hospitable and comfortable for the entire family. While a mix of English, American and French antiques – many sourced from New Orleans – is integrated in a traditionally southern manner, an assertive color palette and the tailored appointments reflect a more urban sensibility. The dining room walls were inspired by the chrome yellow color in the redecorated Monticello dining room. The scenic powder room wallpaper was salvaged from the stair hall.
Photos by William Waldron for Elle Décor
The landscape of Italy’s South Tyrol province is spectacular. From the soaring peaks of the Dolomites to its dense pine forests and mirror like alpine lakes the region is a haven for those who love the outdoors, summer or winter. Lake House Völs by noa* network of architecture has merged a modern design concept with well-loved tradition to deliver architecture that works in harmony with nature. The larch clad bathing and ice skating pavilion sits quietly in the stunning surrounds providing amenity and simple beauty.
Photography by Alex Filz
Architect Anna Stella Tinelli and interior designer Claudio De Leo of Pleroo Design Studio created a beautiful space here for Claudio and his family, modernizing this 120 sq m apartment in Gioia del Colle, a town in southern Italy (the building was built in the late 1960’s). Many materials were used such as oak flooring, cane chairs, metal and mesh room dividers, travertine, grasscloth wallpaper, which adds alot of interest to what is quite simple architecture.
I wanted to share another very intriguing project by Studio Sven. In this case it’s quite a traditional style home that is given quite unexpected lashings of jewel-toned colours. At first I was a bit taken aback but the more I devoured these photos the more I like what I see (I’m still uncertain about that blue ceiling – not a fan of blue). It’s an inexpensive and very impactful way of modernizing a home.
Lauren Svenstrup of Chicago design firm Studio Sven transformed a bland yellow/orange/brown home (see before photos here – really worth a gander) into something much more dynamic, sexy and inviting. And the drama begins the second you walk in the door. BAM!