Just because you live in a small space doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style. Or comfort. This is the 350 sq ft Upper West Side apartment of Natasha Nyanin, designed by her friend, interior designer Nina Blair (NinaBDesign). (Photos: Nathaniel Johnston). Tons of personality, a dining table that seats 6 (the bench is brilliant as it easily acts as extra living room seating), a kitchen with dreamy open shelving, and a sexy bathroom complete this awesome tiny space.
I would give anything to be able to spend summers in a place like this. How beautiful!!! Faraway Farm is a remote five bedroom rural farmhouse in Carmarthenshire accessible only by foot. (or a 4×4!) Approached down a mile long rough farm track where a vehicle can be parked up, and then on foot across the pedestrian bridge over the ford towards the house. The house is completely off-grid so power is limited. The interiors are dark and atmospheric and for a new renovation appear to be completely authentic. There are log burners in the house, open fireplaces, a mixture of stone on the ground floor and wood floors on the first and second floors. Available as a location home via Shoot Factory.
Dream loft alert! Curved ceiling moldings, picture-frame moldings, chevron hardwood floors, panelled doors, brass kitchen counter/sink/backsplash (!!!), oak panelling, a bathroom of epic proportions thanks to book-matched Calacatta Paonazzo marble…. Designed by Meyer Davis.
Fireside Design Build Inc. is a comprehensive design+build company based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. I came across their portfolio recently and was rendered smitten with their timeless and easy-going style. Their kitchens and bathrooms are particularly eye-catching so here’s a random assortment for your viewing pleasure.
“Here is a room to sweat, stretch, and have some fun! Similar to our own attitudes towards working out, this space approaches exercise with a sense of moderation, ease, humor, and delight. It is designed for the person who wants balance between action and relaxation, and who knows that function and aesthetics can coexist effortlessly. Turn the music on and do what moves you—hit up the boxing bag and go for the burn, or practice your pliés at the ballet bar. After the workout is through, find refuge in the beautiful vintage Wegner chair. Sit back and catch your breath, you are energized and ready for the day.”
We very rarely feature exercise rooms on the blog so when I found this gym/relaxation room by Cass + Nico Studio as part of last year’s San Francisco Decorator Showcase I knew I had to share. I’m loving the hand painted walls.