When a Victorian home in Pennsylvania gets a modernized update, but maintains its original features that makes it special, you know it’s going to be a winner. Michelle Gage livened the heck out of this home with some bold colour and artwork, mid-century classic furniture and lighting and the bonus of an adorable dog. (Photos: Rebecca McAlpin)
More neutral and modern from Arthur Casas in this 375 m2 New York townhouse. In an elegant prewar building standing five stories tall, just a few steps from central park, this ground floor apartment called for extensive renovations. The aim of the design was to illuminate the interiors and re-create environments, eliminating dividers and lending a visual unity to the apartment. We imagined the living room, with its 6 m ceilings, as the central space in the house. It connects the apartment’s three levels via a staircase that goes from the basement—transformed into a guest suite and laundry area—to the walkway on the upper level, which leads to the children’s bedroom. The garden is separated from the living room by large glass doors that slide into the walls, integrating interior and exterior spaces. Sober, neutral tones; simple gestures; integrated spaces; and furnishings that cover much of the best in 20th-century american design—with works by icons such as george nakashima, peter lane, and edward wormley, among others—are all key points in the design.
Photos: Ricardo Labougle
I think I have died and gone to heaven. This home I spotted on sköna hem is so incredibly beautiful with floor to ceiling architectural moldings (including a coffered ceiling unlike any I have ever seen) and when painted dark grey, they are even more dramatic and modern. Add in some modern furniture and lighting (the owners clearly have a thing for Knoll’s Saarinentulip tables and Flos lights) and this is a total dream.
Photos: Jonas Ingerstedt (House of Pictures)
One of my favourite design firms, Studio DB, created magic in this family home in Greenwich, Connecticut. The elegance of the architecture is brought down a notch with some beautiful shades of grey and an unexpected touch of glossy teal. Statement mid-century furniture and lighting mix with a bit of boho mixed in to the kid-friendly spaces create an eclectic and youthful vibe in what could have been a very stuffy, traditional home.
Photos: Matthew Williams
This modern home in London is an absolute gem, with one of my dream features – a central courtyard (complete with 2 story plant wall!), that even includes a footbridge to join the entrance to the sitting room at the rear. The home’s structure is perfect for displaying art and mid century furnishings in a minimalist, gallery-esque way. Available as a location home via Shoot Factory.