A light and airy open plan was central to Framework‘s renovation of this one bedroom apartment on the fifth floor of the Schouwenhoek, an original apartment building by P.A. Warners, one of the founders of the Amsterdam School of modernist design. Gone are the small rooms branching off a central corridor while a rounded, concrete staircase beckons one up to a rooftop terrace and chillout room. Stylish, modern living while respecting the bones of this modernist building.
Photography by Kasia Gatkowska
“I prefer to work with modern styles, to mix them and to use details from different eras and cultures. I believe that the «fusion» principle is the most natural way to create really “live” interior that is individually and personally oriented. In my projects I use technical innovations, advanced engineering, new materials, as well as elements of traditional crafts, vintage objects and elements of contemporary art.”
A restricted neutral colour palette and clean contemporary lines with the design spotlight thrown onto textural layering. Don’t you just want to curl up on that sofa and make yourself at home? Duna, an apartment in Kiev by Olga Fradina.
Photography by Yevhenii Avramenko
“A village of black timber and white brick living spaces … The new dwellings are built around a courtyard of an almost chequerboard geometry, designed to take in an abundance of natural light from all sides. A place of utter privacy and retreat, cool in summer with the shade of vine leaves; sheltered in winter to catch and store warmth.”
Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE the interiors but you’ll find me in that courtyard full stop. Courtyard House by Melbourne-based Powell & Glenn.
Photography by Sean Fennessy
Kim introduced us to the oh so chic portfolio of interior designer Fabrizio Casiraghi here but when I stumbled on his reworking of this apartment in the 9th arrondissement it was love at first sight. The neutral palette warmed by terracottas and red, the clever mix of classic and modern, the soft light filtered through floating drapes. Petite but perfect.
A weekend retreat in a calming colour palette of silvery greys and off whites, an inviting combination of custom and vintage furniture pieces and an emphasis on patina and polish. It all adds up to a delightful country house in Connecticut in a style that the interior designers Dumais call “airy rustic glamour”. I call it simply lovely.
Photography by Joshua McHugh