The ancient and the contemporary sit harmoniously in this amazing 17th century home in the Italian city of Mantova. Wall frescoes are lovingly preserved in the minimalist rooms, heavy ceiling beams retained as well as the old oak floors, stripped and lightened. All are balanced by smooth plastered walls, translucent blinds against windows, a modern white staircase rising to the next floor and skylights splicing into dark bathrooms. By Studio Davide Cerini.
It may have a small footprint but this apartment in Stockholm’s Södermalm district is big on style … and there’s plenty of room to entertain your friends. The palest of blush pink palette is just the icing on this very contemporary design cake. Mono Apartments by Note Design Studio.
Photography by Henrik Nero
White walls (and the odd grey one here and there) don’t mean bland and monochromatic. No they can be the jumping off point for a home full of colour. It’s all about what you put in your space. Large, bright art works, a yellow chandelier (hello!), pattern on pattern cushions and throws and a statement rug or two. What’s not to love about this family home in the Melbourne suburb of Armadale! By the dynamic design duo Studio Stamp.
You might remember Laurence Simoncini‘s Ile De Ré holiday home. (Here‘s Kim’s post about it.)The perfect exercise in rugged texture and scale. Well welcome to her Parisian warehouse home. Dark, moody and glamorous. Mustards and golds pop against deepest greys and blacks and an oversized gorilla lives in the lush, almost tropical garden. It’s dramatic yet cocooning, a dark oasis full of industrial and vintage touches. Don’t get too settled in though. Sh has moved as you will see in my next post.
Copenhagen-based Norwegian architect Danielle Siggerud ‘s aesthetic is minimalist and contained with a sense of luxury in her materials like the marble that features prominently in her work. This townhouse in the water-bound neighbourhood of Holmen in Copenhagen sits within the historic grounds of the Royal Naval Base and Dockyards. The home is elegant in its restraint with a limited colour palette and a play between rough and smooth, old and new, pure and sensual.