Despite my love of good food I don’t know what I would be able to concentrate at all on what I was eating if these were my surroundings. You would first have to pick my jaw up off the floor. Congrats to designer Jaime Hayon for coming up with this spectacular decor and what might be the most creative colour combination. La Terraza del Casino in Madrid is where you want to spend a magical Sunday evening. (Can you imagine this for a wedding venue?! *GASP!*)
I will never stop loving the eclectic juxtaposition of traditional and modern furnishings in a space. I had to share another project by Jaime de Pablo-Romero (YNot) because that’s what this space in Madrid is all about. Bonus points for the striped foyer and the Flos 265 swing arm light.
I’m packing my bags and moving in. I know the clients will look askance at me as I pose amongst the fabulous furniture and lighting but I shall endure their looks just so I can live in Apparatus Studio‘s New York showroom. We
Welcome to the magical and whimsical world of Jorge Cañete of design studio Interior Design Philosophy. The word Serendipity is crucial in the studio’s philosophy. This world means a « happy accident » or « pleasant surprise »; specifically, the accident of finding something good or useful while not specifically searching for it. The ultra-personalized approach of the studio INTERIOR DESIGN PHILOSOPHY suggests creating projects that are inspired by the environment, by the location itself, as well as the client’s personality. In doing so, the resultant of the equation of these three sources of inspiration is unique and coherent every time, by materializing clients’ emotions. Each project starts as a white page where the story and values of the client will be written. Given this philosophy, I would LOVE to get to know the homeowners of this mansion. Also, the way that chandelier is “hung” almost has me in tears it is so beautiful. (I highly suggest you also view Jorge’s portfolio with the sound on)
This quite possibly is my favourite commercial space I have ever shared here. By Dublin-based Kingston Lafferty Design. Inspired by fascinating Irish history, The Vaults Live is an innovative and theatrical large-scale tourist attraction located in the heart of Dublin City. The Vaults offers a unique and exhilarating tour and experience by taking the visitor on a journey throughout the most scandalous and exciting tales in a stunningly renovated original four-storey Victorian building. The experience includes stunning 360° sets, state of the art lighting, lavish costumes and special effects. We were contacted by the client, The Vaults Live, to design a café parlour and retail space that visitors are brought into at the end of the one-hour experience.
The last set from the tour is with Molly Malone. We wanted to carry on a narrative from that experience and era, opting to create a lavish and indulgent parlour. With influence from the classic parlour room, we studied and researched Irish examples, wallpapers, furniture, fixtures and fittings, textiles and artwork from the Victorian era before seeking to merge the traditional with contrasting sleek, contemporary elements. We designed the suspended ceiling to house rabbit holes appearing to have grasses growing from them. We altered the roof light to create a tunnel effect to the sky and another to have inset mirror reflecting the Alice in Wonderland inspired chequered floor.