Bringing my loft dreams to life in this dreamy industrial space created by Studio Bakker. In organic succession, Studio Bakker renovated, redesigned and styled this former archive attic in a historic Amsterdam canal house, transforming it into a loft style home consisting of five connected floors under two roofs. An enchanting route leads to an oasis of peace and quiet, decorated with earthy materials and corresponding color palette with natural light pouring in from various sides. A Wabi-sabi aesthetic provides the lens through which modern and vintage design pieces mix with a host of honest materials – including old and new woods, loam and granite, steel and aluminum, leather and linen. The styling subtly references the wealth of cultures housed beneath these roofs.
Photography: Kasia Gatkowska, Marina Denisova
“Space Exploration seeks to create spaces that resonate with subtle harmony. The firm’s projects are driven by a love of simplicity, nuance, craftsmanship and the integrity of beautiful materials expressed through construction.”
Elegant and urbane, beautifully balanced through careful curation. What else would you expect from this New York based architectural and interior design practice? Prospect Park Apartment by Space Exploration.
Still chasing the real estate dream but this time I’m in the inner Sydney suburb of Woollahra eying off a small but stylish Victorian cottage full of charm, light and art work. Historical details and modern creature comforts make it a perfect city pad. Link here while it lasts.
“Located on a large leafy suburban block Bungalow House has been transformed and reconfigured from a labyrinthine of rooms & hallways to thoughtfully planned living spaces. By retaining the existing footprint and carefully replanning each space, internal spaces were renovated, each room designed and transitioning into one another to reflect the family, location and farmhouse design aesthetic.”
Hello blue kitchen! I think it’s a case of love at first sight. I shouldn’t have called this post “Bungalow blues” when there is so much to love about this house by Adelaide-based interior designer Georgie Shepherd.
The Regency villa had seen better days, sadly divided into 3 flats with clumsy additions and awkward spaces. Enter London-based interior designers Harding & Read who created a family home with all the mod cons while retaining its historic proportions and details. Atmospheric with its own sense of place the home feels like it has evolved over generations not resurrected recently.