I have always had a love for dark and dramatic interiors and find that the bright/warm/neutral trend seems to overwhelmingly be the norm these days. So hats off to Brianne Bishop Design for this modern, moody, grey, dramatic design for a new build in Bucktown, Chicago. Edgy and fabulous.
More from Perspective this time a wonderful series of outdoor spaces surrounding a country house in Rute in the north of Sweden’s Gotland. Once again Scandinavian design meets elements of Eastern philosophy, wabi-sabi, the perfectly imperfect. I love it all, the pool, the al fresco dining, fireplaces and old greenhouse but most of all the conservatory. I never realised I needed a conservatory … until now.
Photography Andy Liffner
Back in 2017 Jo shared some spaces that were done in rich yet muted colours by Belgian designer Natalie Haegeman. I was perusing her portfolio and was mesmerized by both her colourful and neutral spaces and wanted to share some more of her work here. So moody with lots of antiques and textures and patinas. Brilliant.
Photography: Claude Smekens, Guy Obijn & Bieke Claessens
Last year Jo featured Sydney-based architect Daniel Boddam and spoke of his signature style: considered simplicity. I wanted to share another example of that approach with this beautiful modern home in Mosman, NSW. Considering architecture and interiors as one, Villa Carlo is a holistic, contemporary interpretation of the Californian bungalow – embodying my signature considered simplicity, drawing focus to artisanal craft and the clients’ coveted collection of art. Being a semi-detached dwelling, I sought to create a dialogue with its neighbouring counterpart; a white rendered brick home that was once more akin to a traditional bungalow. Key touchpoints create a considered spatial journey, starting from the custom brass pull to the entry door. A splice in the building envelope introduces a sliver of light where ascending meets descending; a refined and poetic gesture inviting a spirited interplay of shadow and light throughout the day. Villa Carlo is holistically designed with architectural and interior details forming a consistent and harmonious dialogue – the macro is in the micro. As patrons of the arts, the creative interest of our clients is reflected in the spirit of the house, which confidently interweaves art, living spaces, light and nature; an enduring and poetic outcome.
Oh, to have a house with an exterior that freaking cute! (San Fran, you sure do have some cuties!) And OH, to have this much space! I’M DEAD!!! It’s modern, yet classic and sophisticated and appealing to the masses. Designed by Lauren Nelson, photos by Seth Smoot.