Displaying posts labeled "Hallway"

California dreaming

Posted on Mon, 20 Apr 2020 by midcenturyjo

California dreaming in Newport Beach, high above the water. Warm summer days and outdoor spaces, high style and easy living. Understated sophistication, laid back yet luxurious. Dolphin Terrace by Kelly Nutt Design.

Making a dramatic entrance

Posted on Tue, 14 Apr 2020 by midcenturyjo

From the dramatic entrance to the sophisticated kitchen to the spa-like bathroom, from the luxury finishes to bespoke joinery, from the carefully restored old to the well considered Sydney-based interior designer Jillian Dinkel has created something very special indeed. This 1904 Victorian boldly broaches the 21th century, a dramatic entrance indeed.

Photography by Pablo Veiga

Kim’s favourite hallways 2019

Posted on Mon, 30 Dec 2019 by KiM

It’s chic. It’s elegant. It’s oh so French. AND it has a view to die for! Believe it or not this Champ de Mars apartment is a “pied à terre” for a Swiss couple who only occasioinally live in Paris. Sigh. By Gaspard Ronjat in collaboration with Valerie Pasquiou.

Photography by Véronique Mati

I just can’t get enough of Italian design firm Marcante Testa. They absolutely blow my mind with their use of colour, materials like brass, wood and marble, and their attention to detail of every square inch of their spaces. What I would give to be a fly on the wall in one of their design sessions. I mean, read this description and you’ll see what I mean. For this apartment, set within a building from the late 1960 on Corso Sempione, the Turin-based duo has applied its immediately recognizable style to reinterpret a typical bourgeois Milanese home in a highly original way. The floor in “Cipollino Tirreno” marble extends from the entrance hall to the living room, even being used on the walls and “closing” at the ceiling to frame a view of Milan that appears almost like a meditative landscape. Moving towards the dining room, this material gives way to “Verde Alpi” marble, which becomes a “carpet” on the floor for the dining table, a wallcovering, and even furniture itself in the form of a shelf on which to place objects. The floor in “Cipollino Tirreno” marble extends from the entrance hall to the living room, even being used on the walls and “closing” at the ceiling to frame a view of Milan that appears almost like a meditative landscape. Moving towards the dining room, this material gives way to “Verde Alpi” marble, which becomes a “carpet” on the floor for the dining table, a wallcovering, and even furniture itself in the form of a shelf on which to place objects. The cement tiles, the original wood floors updated with resin coatings, the colored metal structures for the doors in wire mesh glass, along with the materials used for the custom furnishings (laminate in the kitchen, the bath furnishings and the storage cabinets) reference the period in which the building was first constructed. They also “dampen” the high notes of more precious materials, such as the brass, marble, and the wallpapers and the fabrics of the wardrobe doors in the master bedroom. In this way, the interaction of materials, forms, colours and surfaces, as manipulated by the designers, is transformed and creates unexpected emotional reactions in the viewer linking the contrasting styles of everyday and sophisticated, high and low, past and contemporary.

Photos: Carola Ripamonti
And other features on Marcante Testa here and here