French designer Laurence Simoncini wanted to retain the spirit of this Haussmanian apartment while creating a dramatic new space. Oversaturated colours, black lacquered doors and windows, contrasts between matt and shiny, raw and refined plus an eclectic mix of furniture breathe new life into the historic rooms.
Photography by Romain Ricard
This house gives me LIFE. Over on my Instagram account I was recently lamenting about the bits of white I had going on in my house. (Particularly ceilings and trim) And this baffled the masses. This Arts and Crafts family home in North London designed by Studio Duggan is a PERFECT example of a home that looks incredible with colour. Ceilings and trim included! The colours used here are absolutely stunning. The lime paint, terrazzo floor, tile and cane accents are beautiful touches.
In Australia, we have quarantine hotels where returning citizens must stay isolated for 14 days to ensure the virus doesn’t escape into the community. We are very, very lucky to have extremely low and in most cases, no community spread. Unfortunately, none of our quarantine rooms looks anything like this “Waking up in Palm Springs” suite by Patricia Bustos. If only! Bright, fun, great vibes and positive energy.
Still hanging out in other people’s kitchens even if it is only virtually. These days I’m looking for more colour in my life … and my interiors. Absolutely loving these two kitchens by Plain English. Blue and green or pink with gree. Tough choice. Which one is your favourite?
In a comment the other day an American reader of ours begged us to show some style mixed with warmth and humanity (aka: lived in). Given the horror show that went on there I felt compelled to oblige. I spotted this apartment in a highrise in Moscow on The Village and thought it was perfect to share. This could not be more warm, lived-in, practical, full of life, overflowing with a beautiful energy thanks to bright colours and lots of vintage finds. My thoughts are with my neighbours to the south and I hope this brings a smile to your faces.