I dislike red in any application. This is the first time I have ever actually liked a red in an interior. Kudos to interior designer Christy Allen for finding this perfect shade – Benjamin Moore’s Soft Glow, a coral red with pink undertones. It’s stunning with the artwork and fiddle leaf fig tree.
Actually I’m stalking an apartment by Smart Design Studio but in another incarnation. You’ll see the original styling of the apartment by the architect a few photos done but what is listed is another owner’s take on the space. Not quite as dramatic (or perhaps it’s the difference in photographers, the double images are from the architect’s website) this softer, whiter version still showcases the clever layout of this studio apartment in Potts Point, Sydney. Link here while it lasts.
In these spaces, someone was not shy with colour – whether in large or small doses. A little colour pick-me-up for your afternoon. From the portfolio of photographer Thomas Loof.
Natalie Clayman sure knows how to create some drama in a bathroom, again with colour and pattern. These bathrooms are sure to shock visitors when they open the door. And I guarantee when the initial shock wears off, it will be followed by a smile.
A big thanks to Selina for sending us the link (via The Modern House) to this fantastic and strange apartment in London. Here are some specs: Designed by architect David Kohn, this very special four-bedroom apartment (approx. 1,633 sq ft) with balcony and garden is arranged over two storeys of a converted Victorian terraced house in Queen’s Park. The building is very well-maintained, with steps up to a communal front door and entrance hall. This flat is entered on the raised ground floor. It has a large living space with a bay window at the front of the property, which flows into an open-plan dining room and kitchen with separate larder. From the kitchen, you go down half a level and find a study area with access to the garden via a handmade powder-coated-steel walkway. Along the hallway are built-in, angled cupboards. The first two bedrooms and bathroom are found at this level, with the larger one at the rear having direct access into the garden. Down another level are two large bedrooms with lots of built-in storage, and a further family bathroom. I am smitten this apartment – the crown moldings and the fireplace are dreamy but ah mah gawd what have they done with the floors?!?! Yellow, green and red stain? HUH? And don’t get me started on those massive baseboards. Epic fail. Kudos for creativity I suppose.