This apartment was given a makeover with bold colour combinations and lots of drama care of Moscow’s The Art Group by Daria Vasilkova. Customers did not want to start from scratch, it was only necessary to add the fresh energy to the old walls. We were to make it full of vibrance, free and open, but meaningful and welcoming at the same time. This is a space for a family of young, beautiful, creative people with children. Ethnic motifs, antiques, natural wood, innovative, offbeat ideas in furniture design, whimsical lamps – everything turned out to be close in spirit to our customers.
Another absolute gem of a project by designer Rodman Primack. A Kentucky weekend retreat that really can’t be any more fun than this. Patterns and colours beyond imagination, an epic pool cabana/guest house and tond of space to frolic make this the coolest family & friends hangout ever!
These homeowners were brave enough to request very bold colour and wallpaper from their interior designer, Cameron Ruppert and WOW did she deliver! This home has such a wonderful energy and spirit, and though it’s quite polished in its finishes it is still quite charming and approachable. That dining room though – if anyone ever doubted using high gloss paint….
Photos: Angie Seckinger
I can’t remember how I first came across the Instagram account of designer Elle Patille (@leydi_milagros_design), though I do recall being instantly smitten with her style. In a really profound way. Her Victorian heritage home is located outside of Toronto and I fell in love with every inch of it. And once I saw the before photos I was even more enthralled with her home and her talent as a designer. Her home was very very white not long ago (as seen in this House & Home feature), and I have to applaud her for deciding to do a 180 and go mostly dark. The drama the home now exudes is magical, and the dark backdrop is exactly what was needed to showcase her collection of curiosities. (Yes, there is quite a bit of taxidermy in her home – if you aren’t a fan please move on to the next post and comments on this subject will be removed). Her aesthetic is what she calls modern ‘horror vacui’ (“fear of empty space”) and it’s breathtaking. Also, her and her husband share this home with a slew of dogs and cats so she gets major bonus points for that.
For me, home is a place that understands how you’re feeling and how to comfort you at any given moment. I knew there was a lot of potential when we purchased our home but I didn’t go into it with a vision. I did however go into it with a lot of emotion which allowed it to take shape without questioning it. In order to achieve this, I needed spaces that were healing and that tapped on every emotion… Spaces that were pretty but at the same time can give you the chills… rooms soft and romantic yet strong and masculine … dark busy rooms that are thought provoking and bright clean areas that allow for a clear and creative mind. In turn, it became a sort of therapy – a release, psychological turned physical and ultimately it became not just a home for me but rather a refuge.
Since it is Sunday and none of us have been able to enjoy a meal at a restaurant in weeks, I thought I would share this quirky Bangkok restaurant called Sundays, where their motto is “Making your everyday a Sunday”. It is filled with colour and art and random vintage bits and bobs, and is overflowing with personality and creativity. I would absolutely love to be hanging out here right now enjoying a meal. Via Yatzer, photos by Chaovalith Poonphol.