Displaying posts labeled "Red"

Out of the blue

Posted on Wed, 25 Jan 2023 by KiM

Blue might be one of my least favourite colours but this home designed by Laura Stephens has several pretty shades that I could get behind. Especially that Oval Room Blue library/living room, and with accents of red against it it’s even more special. Though could be because I’m so smitten with those beautiful built-in bookcases. (Photos: Chris Snook)

There’s nothing more gratifying than working with a homeowner ready to take creative leaps of faith with you. So, when a beloved (and fellow creative) client purchased a 1920’s Spanish home in Atwater Village and asked us to turn her guest house into a sassy writer’s shack, we hit the drawing board/completely blank canvas right away. Full trust in the process and a willingness to take all sorts of design risks with us, our client was down for coating every surface in super saturated hues, ample textures, and inspiring patterns. Such a no-holds-bar approach meant that the kitchen concept was born overnight (like, Caitlin had a dream and it was this exact kitchen that we re-created in real life) and the other spaces (reading room, office, and bathroom) followed quick on its tail. The small guest house is now a larger-than-life office-away-from-office that leaves visitors jaws on the floor and provides a daily pick-me-up to the lovely lady who writes there.
This may win a prize for prettiest tiles in one project. Talk about huge impact! Another fabulously courageous project by Black Lacquer Design. Photos: Jessica Alexander.

As is sadly often the case with homes of its era in Los Angeles, the kitchen and bathroom were completely gutted at some point and filled with builder-grade finishes unaligned with the inherent architecture of the home. On such jobs, our modus operandi is to reinfuse the spaces with details that harken back to the very best elements of the home’s original style while weaving in timeless touches of both modern life and the personality of the homeowner. In the bathroom, this method resulted in an eclectic, feminine heart-to-heart between the unruly imperfections of the handmade and the more orderly lines of the meticulously tailored. And what else could come from such a love story but a blue dream of a bathroom fit for a mermaid?

A whimsical home in Poland

Posted on Thu, 8 Dec 2022 by KiM

I adore this home in Warsaw, Poland designed by Colombe Studio. The fun, vibrant colours and the curvy trim detail repeated throughout – that big glorious mirror, doors, kitchen cabinetry and doorways. The result is unique and whimsical. (Photos: Depasquale+Maffini)

Small but perfectly formed

Posted on Tue, 29 Nov 2022 by midcenturyjo

“A small but perfectly formed London townhouse filled to the brim with bold colour, texture and warmth. A playful, inspirational and happy home for a lovely, young family.”

If you ever needed cheering up on a grey old day then this is the house that will bring a smile to your face. Liveable yet dramatic spaces, bold colour and the marriage of different eras and styles. Chelsea by Studio Duggan.

Colour in Madrid

Posted on Mon, 7 Nov 2022 by midcenturyjo

“Our clients wanted to bring part of their origins to Madrid. Plus, they are avid travellers—she is Mexican and he Galician—so they yearned to bring a family influence to their new home. This project is the outcome of a quest to find colour in Madrid, a characteristic marked by the owners’ journeys and origins. We focused on vivid colours: bright yellows, greens, blues and reds, paired with materials like tiles, ceramics and fine wood. They are all cool materials in bright colours brought from distant, exotic locales. White tile combines with blue, red or yellow in different areas and is finished by edging to frame the different zones.”

The hero of this design is tile, colourful, handmade, glorious tile simply but cleverly laid. It’s a celebration of a simple material elevated by clever design. Conde Duque by S+DLH (Sierra Delahiguera).