Displaying posts labeled "Purple"

A candy-coloured home outside Amsterdam

Posted on Mon, 19 Sep 2022 by KiM

Pink, purple, green, yellow and every shade in between make this home fun, family-friendly, colourful to the max and full of energy. Designed by Atelier ND Interior, it is located outside Amsterdam and owned by actors Guy Pearce and Carice van Houten. How could you not have a smile on your face when you walk through the front door?

(Photography likely by Thijs de Leeuw)

A seriously sexy boudoir

Posted on Mon, 15 Aug 2022 by midcenturyjo

“Smoke and Mirrors” is a modern interpretation of a sexy boudoir. The space is an antidote to the demands of modern connectivity and embraces the luxury of solitude. The room provides a platform to indulge in self-care, with a grand clawfoot soaking tub, a sensuous curving window seat, and a custom bar and make-up vanity. The soft arches of the entry hall create a dramatic sense of arrival with deep green walls and rich stone detailing. A striking hand-painted mural by de Gournay, inspired by the iconic Elsie de Wolfe, anchors the main salon. Contemporary art is juxtaposed against old-world charm throughout. Graphic, multi-colored marble tiles from Alison Rose for Artistic Tile add a modern spin to a traditional material palette in the separate bathroom space. The thoughtful details and layers of luxury create the ultimate escape.”

Show houses allow designers to push boundaries, experiment, and showcase their skills. I’m inspired by this sexy boudoir in the Kips Bay Show House 2019 by Studio DB. Where oh where can I include a bar in my bathroom? Genius.

Photography by Matthew Williams

A Connecticut country house

Posted on Wed, 10 Aug 2022 by KiM

For a young family that live mainly in New York City, the goal was to create a year-round retreat for weekends and summers, a cozy hideaway that is just as comfortable to live in during the cold winter months as in the spring and summer. With a few poetic directives from the client–warm colors, English countryside, soft florals, comfortable, unfussy–we were off and running. Needing to have the house ready for spending the winter months of the pandemic at home, we relied heavily on get-able antiques and local artisans to meet our deadline.
So classic and casually elegant and timeless. I’m in love with the living room – the mustard yellow sofa with the large scale toile-like art above. Gorgeous. Designed by McGrath II. Photos: Read McKendree.

An artist’s guesthouse on Long Island

Posted on Fri, 3 Jun 2022 by KiM

Our clients live in a charming but small house, so when the opportunity to buy the place next door arrived, they gladly bought the house and dedicated it to hospitality and art. Built in the 1980s, the interiors were filled with elaborate moldings and wallpaper. We simplified the rooms, channeling the spirit of early American architecture with some later Arts and Crafts details. The ground floor rooms are designed for the display of art and for entertaining, with guest rooms upstairs. The decoration reflects the philosophy of Jayne Design Studio: that great design is often a combination of the old and new– or as we often phase it: ancient and modern. We forged a connection between the back hall and the upstairs rooms by cutting a hole in the exterior wall and disguising it with a wardrobe – an ode to the homeowner’s fascination with mythology and The Chronicles of Narnia.
Love the bold use of colour, the eclectic vibe and the elements of whimsy throughout.

Colour and pattern to the MAX!

Posted on Mon, 18 Apr 2022 by KiM

A couple of summers ago I featured a home designed by Cameron Ruppert and the post was titled ‘Maximalism with colour and pattern‘. It was bold and I was smitten. And then I saw this latest project by Cameron and my mind is BLOWN. I wish I could be this creative and ballsy with colour and pattern but it really takes a special talent and confidence to come up with combinations like this and it be THIS GOOD. (Builder: JEFFCO; Photography: Stazy Zarin Goldberg)