“SWDS was enlisted to create the interiors and exterior living spaces of this brilliant Taalman Koch Architecture project. The steel, glass and concrete home, sits on the side of the mountain overlooking Santa Barbara and the ocean. The clients love to entertain family and friends, and were committed to the ideal of true indoor outdoor living. They also, wanted a warm and rustic feel, rather than the typical austere choices that are typically made with this type of architecture.”
Simply elegant living with a mid century modern vibe. West Mountain by Sarah Walker Design Studio.
A celebration of the beauty of age, of patina, of a wonky wall and a sloping floor. A sympathetic embrace of history, a simple life, solid comfort and cosiness. The old is new but not made new. For me, it’s love at first sight. New England farmhouse by Los Angeles interior designer Kristen Panitch.
Heidi Woodman and her team from Indianapolis-based Haus Love have created a moody and masculine home that is timeless and organic. Timber and stone, natural textiles and black accents are the basis of this sophisticated Mediterranean style home. Stay tuned for phase 2 of this design.
“The house was in good condition however did not have the style or layout to suit a contemporary way of living for a modern family. We therefore set out to open up key spaces, such as the kitchen and dining area, creating a family-style ‘heart of the home’ space. The master bedroom received a luxurious en suite bathroom, by knocking down walls between a former dressing room and smaller bathroom.”
Bringing a European sensibility with strong Scandinavian undertones Pernille Lind Studio used a neutral colour palette and a beautifully curated mix of old and new, bespoke and antique to create a sanctuary for the family, a place for cherishing past memories and for making new.
Photography John & Maura Stoffer
“The family who lives here has two small girls, and more than anything they wanted a calm atmosphere … This house has a sense of air and light that really takes advantage of its setting and views, and lets the owner’s art collection shine.”
The challenge is keeping the character and history while creating a light, bright family home with all the mod cons. It’s something we share often on Desire to Inspire and this Pacific Heights, San Francisco home by Redmond Aldrich is all about bringing the house into a new century ready to face a beautiful future.