I would have guessed this Tahoe ski retreat was owned by bachelor – there’s not an ounce of feminine in this home. Masculine all the way, with industrial touches as they always demand. 😉 A floor-to-ceiling cold-rolled steel fireplace, highlighted by artist Jihoon Choi’s “Pixel Deer”, dominates the principal room. The seating area consists of a large leather sectional and a pair of 1960s swivel chairs by Thonet purchased by the client in Miami. Photography by Sharon Montrose and a mixed-media collage on a wood door created by Tim Weldon add a touch of whimsy. The dining area has a 7-foot recycled wood square table surrounded by classic Cassina Cab armchairs. The powder room features a live-edge floating shelf, a mirror Designed by Jacques Adnet and custom Union Square wallpaper by Crezana. The corridor leading to the bedrooms showcases 19th century albumen photographs of the Tahoe region. Each of five bedrooms was given its own personality: the burlap bedroom; the log bedroom; the gray bedroom; the antler bedroom; and the master. Designed by Antonio Martins.
One of my favourite things to look out ofr while thrifting is industrial lighting. I am a huge fan of anything industrial really but add that to my lighting obsession and I can’t contain myself. Sadly really cool vintage industrial lighting is hard to come by in these parts so I thought I would do a round-up and live vicariously through others. And one key point – the bigger the better.
I came across this apartment by São Paulo architecture firm Tavares Duayer because BLACK, BRICK, CONCRETE, SUBWAY TILES…all of which results in a really cool industrial, masculine-vibe space. The black windows and doors are a nice touch too. The decor is well done too, but I would change out the light fixtures everywhere but the enamel kitchen pendants.
I have such respect for people who are talented in the area of graphics. I had to take a graphics course in college for my computer science diploma and it was BRUTAL (you have no idea how long it took me to create a 3D cube and make it rotate). Denis Krasikov is not only a very talented CG artist but his interior design concept for this masculine, industrial apartment for a chief editor of a Russian gaming magazine is equally as impressive. And yes, I love the hallway tile. 🙂
A second warehouse today. A refurbishment of an existing space to open it up, adding drama through a folded steel staircase rising to a mezzanine level and large windows bathing it in natural light. The colour palette is restrained and references the building’s industrial past. Clapton Warehouse by UK firm Sadie Snelson Architects.
Photos by Rory Gardiner.