Athena Calderone of EyeSwoon can do no wrong. She can cook (and write a book about it), she can design interiors (and write a book about it), her taste in fashion is impeccable, and she recently got a puppy! She has a jaw-dropping townhouse in Brooklyn and a weekend beach house in Amangansett that she recently gave a refresh (not that it really needed it). It is neutral and earthy and I am in love. Photos by Nicole Franzen
A lot of us are compelled to stay home in these dangerous times. Others have no choice but to go out into the big, bad world to help others or keep the wheels turning. I can’t use my usual spiel about being dragged into work on a weekend yada, yada, yada. I’ll just share this stylish workplace instead. Coppin Street Studio by Pitch AD. Stay safe.
Allison Crawford did a fabulous job designing this downtown Austin, Texas industrial loft to create a masculine and comfortable space despite it being wrapped in concrete. Hip yet totally functional with some pretty sweet views! (Styling and photos by Alyssa Rosenheck for MyDomaine)
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
A holiday home in the Mexican city of San Miguel De Allende by PPAA (Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados) looks inward on a series of patios. A study of voids and 3D spaces the house is not so much introspective as it is oasis and retreat. A fascinating study of light and shade, solid and void, public and private.