Displaying posts labeled "Mid-century"

The ’70s rêve

Posted on Thu, 25 Nov 2021 by KiM

Intoxicating and serene, the ’70s Rêve is a glam rock riff on the sultry vibes and breezy bliss of bohemian life. Restored and reconceived, this lush estate in Ross, California, exudes a balmy calm with a sexy swagger. Earthy and sumptuous, playfully plush, it teems with the effervescent cool of a YSL muse—both ageless and of the moment. A 70’s dream this is! Vladimir Kagan lounge chair, Terje Ekstrøm chairs, a coveted Mario Bellini modular sofa, Pamplona dining chairs by Augusto Savini for Pozzi, Milo Baughman lounge chairs….. Designed by Chroma. (Photos: Stephen Kent Johnson)

Viviano Viviano

Posted on Thu, 25 Nov 2021 by KiM

Viviano Viviano is a mother-son (Catherine and Michael) interior design and architecture firm based in Houston, Texas, and I love what they do. We create modern spaces imbued with warmth and comfort. Our projects vary in tone and personality – indeed, each is a reflection of the respective client’s lifestyle and interests – but we aim for a quiet elegance across all our work. We curate a studious mix of vintage, antique and contemporary pieces meant to evoke a sense of timelessness and ease.

A designer’s colourful home in Mexico City

Posted on Tue, 26 Oct 2021 by KiM

Last year I featured the pattern-a-licious Guatemalan home of designer Rodman Primack. It seems he has since packed up and moved to Mexico City where his new home is awash with colour and patterns and some groovy mid-century furnishings. So much fun!!! (Photos: Stephen Johnson)

So often mid century homes languish in an unloved state, suffering from past renovations that were at best lukewarm and at worst down right nasty. The reworking of this Laguna Beach home by Jen Samson Design saw all traces of unsympathetic meddling removed and the rooms allowed to look to the future while celebrating the past.

A 15th century Croatian compound

Posted on Sun, 17 Oct 2021 by KiM

Oh so this is what heaven looks like! A 15th century Croatian compound (or castle to flow with my new Sunday theme) complete with a medieval tower, restored by New York–based architect Steven Harris and his husband, interior designer and artist Lucien Rees Roberts. I have to say that in all my years of blogging this is up there as one of the most spectacular properties I have ever seen. What a gem! (Photos: Scott Frances)