What do you get when you pair a modern white loft in Seville, Spain with a designer who has a passion for 17th to 19th century decor? An unexpected clash of styles that is quite dramatic. By Amaro Sánchez de Moya.
Colourful modern maximalism with an eclectic vintage mash-up. Hubert Zandberg – one of my biggest design crushes. Located in London’s Notting Hill, Hubert Zandberg’s 850 square foot rental apartment was a temporary solution whilst he was between homes. Whilst no architectural works were undertaken, bold paint choices and the use of curtains to divide the space up created an atmosphere in which to showcase a curated selection of art, curiosities and furniture from Hubert’s extensive collection…a mix of curiosities from around the world including Paris, London, Berlin and Cape Town along with a mix of Brazilian, mid-century and Brutalist furniture all found a place and resulted in a harmonious space with a modernist maximalist aesthetic.
Far from the basic shelters built for farm labourers on large estates this bothy was the charming home of interior designer John Tanner. Maximalist and traditional in style the tiny cottage shows that small space living does not need to be pared back and sterile. Beautiful, individual and dramatic.
Photography by Christopher Horwood
This apartment could not be more uplifting, fun, quirky and retro-fabulous!!! I found this Ibiza home (of vintage shop owner Vicente Ganesha) on the website of super-talented interior stylist Pete Bermejo and I am having heart palpitations. I had to start with the bedroom because it is beyond gorgeous. (I hope he has hired someone to clean because I can’t imagine dusting his glass collection). Photos: Pablo Zamora
Let’s start the week by running away from the everyday drudge. We’re off to Lisbon to a 6 bedroom hotel in an 18th century house with interiors that pay homage to the 21st century. Minimalist and chic with the bright Portuguese light filtering in through sheer drapes onto the old limestone walls.
“All of our houses started as our family’s homes, and they’re now open to whoever wants to experience them. They are part of our story and echo the importance of feeling at home. Along the way, we realized that we are not alone in the search for happiness and fulfillment, and thus it felt right to share our values and visions with everyone else – one house at a time. We named this search & sharing process Silent Living.”
Santa Clara 1728 from Silent Living.