An iconic red brick New York loft with a perfectly curated collection of mid-century pieces. Your idea of interiors heaven? Welcome to the home of Alan Eckstein founder of interior design, staging service and gallery Somerset House.
It’s all about colour and pattern and just a touch of maximalism (can one have a “touch” of maximalism?) in this fun mid-century family home in Atlanta, Georgia by Jessica Davis of Atelier Davis. No detail has been overlooked but of course, it’s the designer’s own home. Casually chic, fresh and fabulous.
Overall our clients felt that the major elements of the layout of their home (designed in classic modernist style by the architect George Reeves in 1963) worked well, however the connections between the indoor and outdoor spaces were poor and the house was generally beginning to look its age, as such improving those connections and restoring and enhancing the home in line with the original architect’s intent were the main focus of this renovation. Influences from the work of legendary Brazilian architect, Oscar Niemeyer are evident throughout the house, and no more clearly can this be seen than in the voluptuous form of the concrete awning that covers the entry and provides the first impression one receives when approaching via the lushly planted drive. Once inside, those influences, and the broader design elements that anchor the home in the modernist era, continue in the form of carefully restored original features such as the single stringer and cantilevered switchback stair, and the sinuous curved ceiling bulkheads in the lounge, dining and kitchen spaces. An absolutely gorgeous modern minimalist home with update by Luigi Rosselli.
Milan-based Hannes Peer Architecture is quintessentially European and the attention to detail and gorgeous selection of furnishings and finishes puts them high up on my list of favourite firms.
The constant theme is the search for eclecticism as well as high quality in the design at all scales through the study of the close relationship between architecture, historical context and new technologies mediating between craftsmanship and industrial production. The language used in the design is stratified and eclectic, uniting poetic vision and rigorous design. The studio’s projects are recognizable by their strong iconographic identity, based upon continuous research on colours and materials and the contamination between the various contemporary languages. The style is a mix of traditional and contemporary, the overlapping of different styles, highlighting the respect for historical elements, including and superimposing contemporary elements, giving the whole project a sense of eclecticism and uniqueness. The projects are sophisticated also in terms of materials. This has much to do with the richness of the palette of elements that are used, such as silk rugs, oxidised metals, aged timbers, surfaces with different transparencies, textural surfaces, etc. The opulence of these textures mixed with the drama of the natural lighting imbue the space with a sense of theatre. The lusciousness of the textures and the theatrical nature of the space undoubtedly carry the stamp of a deeply Italian architectural and decorative research.
“SWDS was enlisted to create the interiors and exterior living spaces of this brilliant Taalman Koch Architecture project. The steel, glass and concrete home, sits on the side of the mountain overlooking Santa Barbara and the ocean. The clients love to entertain family and friends, and were committed to the ideal of true indoor outdoor living. They also, wanted a warm and rustic feel, rather than the typical austere choices that are typically made with this type of architecture.”
Simply elegant living with a mid century modern vibe. West Mountain by Sarah Walker Design Studio.