L.A. based interiors firm Alexander Design create spaces that are personal, luxurious and livable. Their work is a mix of contemporary, custom and vintage pieces, richly layered and carefully curated. It’s all about relaxed family living that is stylish yet functional, chic yet authentic, effortlessly elegant. A neutral colour palette is the jumping off point for this beachside home but it’s the layer upon layer of texture that is the star.
It’s all about easy living. Warm, relaxed, casually stylish. A hint of tropical, a touch of beach and loads of urban cool. This Sydney apartment by H Interior Design is perfect for its young owners. Standout design features for me? the marble and timber stairs and a sleek ensuite bathroom.
Photography by Francoise Baudet
A dacha is a country house or cottage in Russia, typically used as a second or vacation home. I found this dacha owned by designer sisters Ilona Menshakova and Irina Markidonova at Architectural Digest Russia and I am completely in love with the outdoor spaces, particularly the use of black which adds a modern edge. And well, black is always a winner in any application. 🙂 The interior is beautiful too – a mix of rustic cabin, antique glam with a Swedish touch.
Photos: Mikhail Stepanov
A big thanks to interior designer Cyrille Maurice for letting us know about this awesome modern industrial kitchen he renovated for a client in Montreal. It had to flow with the rest of the lofty open floor plan and kept sleek and minimal. The refrigerator was hidden, and huge sliding doors hide lots of storage for things like the microwave, cookbooks and a wine fridge. I really dig the detail of the sink with the faucet installed to the left instead of behind it. The butcher block countertop and section of the island add warmth. Gorgeous!!!
photos: Valérie de l’Etoile
Scnadinavian modern with a touch of farmhouse style in this bright and charming townhouse in Austin, Texas. This modern farmhouse mixes Scandinavian driven design with midcentury modern and bohemian accents. The color palette was inspired by two abstract paintings in the living room. Since the downstairs is open concept, we decided on a timeless white palette, while also adding pops of color in the 10′ x 10′ bookcase and wallpaper on the first floor. Each room is intended to communicate to other parts of the house so we thread through classic and clean finishes and materials like marble, brass, shaker panels, and matte hickory pecan flooring. The tongue and groove feature wall also hides a bathroom and storage closets, while also adding a touch of a “farmhouse” feel throughout the home and on the porch. Interior design: Breathe Design Studio; Architecture: Michael Hsu; Photos: Chase Daniel