This contemporary apartment designed by Madrid-based Ines Benavides is bright, full of personality and has a healthy dose of eclecticism and uniqueness. That bathroom in particular is unlike anything I’ve ever seen (and I’ve seen it all). What an absolutely fabulous addition to the space.
The renovation of this 85 m² pied-à-terre in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris places the emphasis on natural materials and artisanal pieces. Although minimalist it is an intimate space that celebrates the unique and inspiring. Beaumarchais, an by Batiik Studio.
Photography by Alice Mesguich.
This stunning, minimalist home in Oria, Italy by architect/designer Andrew Trotter makes me want to forget I love pattern and colour. I don’t think I could live like this year round but give me a home like this in Italy or Greece as a vacation home used solely for unwinding and getting away from the chaos of everyday life and I would be a very happy camper. It is so serene and almost other-worldly. Photos: Salva López.
“Years spent living abroad in a number of different homes, in New York and Hong Kong, had our clients yearning for a joyful home that would feel uniquely theirs, where they could settle with their three children. Our canvas was a former worker’s cottage, which had been renovated into a much larger home by architect Sam Crawford several years before. Our clients wanted their home to reflect their experiences travelling and passion for art and entertaining, so we were engaged to inject colour and add layers to get the most out of each space. The result is a home which is truly bespoke.”
What a feast of colour and materials! From the Verde Guatemala marble and pinky purple vein of Calacatta Viola marble to the Morrocan tiles and the burl veneer to the jewel like jugs and pops of pattern in the bedrooms it’s a kaleidoscope of joy. Salsa Verde by Sydney-based interior designers Arent & Pyke.
Photography by Anson Smart.
Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the ‘Joyous Home’ project is the choice of a colour palette. Because in this renovation project colour is the protagonist. Our interest has focused on breathing new life into this property included on the protected heritage building list of the town. The original house, designed very early in the 20th century, is the result of the introduction of Modernisme… Few alterations had been made to the original house. Perhaps the most significant is the loss of the original kitchen facilities. In response, we have designed the room with a simple but expressive approach, which dialogues naturally with the originality of the house and at the same time it is functional from current demands. The original cupboard has been rescued, lacquered in red, in front of the new pine structure that supports the minimal elements of the kitchen.
This home in Castro Urdiales, Spain is SOOOO much fun, and I adore the bold colour choices that come together in really unique ways that adds a ton of interest. By Cristina Acha & Miguel Zaballa of Acha Zabella Arquitectos; photos: Luis Díaz Díaz