“Audacious in her choices she has a very recognizable touch. An iconoclast according to some of her reviewers, Victoria-Maria is known for effortlessly mix and match antique and contemporary pieces in her designs. Managing to keep up with current trends all while retaining uniqueness.”
Colour and texture, bespoke and design classic, timeless yet on trend German-born Brussels-based interior architect and designer Victoria-Maria has created a home packed with personality and style.
25 m2 (270 sq ft) in the sky of Paris. A 180° view of the roofs of Paris, the Eiffel Tower and the Sacré Coeur. Having recovered the attic space changed everything for this small flat with a generous view. We gained height and gave character to the whole by playing with transparency and colours. The entrance allows you to store your belongings discreetly in a cupboard that blends into the wall and hides the toilet. To access the mezzanine, which offers additional sleeping space, I designed a piece of furniture with multiple functions, as I like them, which blossoms in the living room: library, desk and staircase. Practical and beautiful. The small glass roof on the mezzanine and the bookcase with its columns stretch the height of the room. And the little bench/bed that allows the staircase to sit well, acts as a sofa and has fun looking a bit pretentious with a Frey Indian…
Marianne Evennou nails another project injecting lots of colour and storage into a tiny space making it stylish and very functional.
This 820 sq ft apartment takes up the entire Parlor level floor in a 1850s townhouse in West Chelsea. The 12’ ceilings in the public areas – the living room and kitchen – are remarkably higher than those in the bedroom and the bathrooms. To create a better sense of flow in the space, and to mitigate the height difference, we introduced two diagonal ceilings.
An arched library built in the living room provides the space a sense of hierarchy, grandeur, and scale, together with a newly designed marble fireplace and crown moldings.
I LOVE this beautiful modern live/work space with elegant touches – home of Noam Dvir and Daniel Rauchwerger of BoND.
This barn complex in Bellport has a main barn for sleeping, a small cottage for cooking and eating, and a secondary barn for swimming, exercising and spa. The outdoor space contained by the three structures becomes the heart of the complex that is used in so many different ways throughout the seasons. GIMME ALL THE OUTBUILDINGS!!! WOW this would be a dream! By Cicognani Kalla Architect.
The building at 55 East Cordova, a former relic of sand-blasted brick and old-growth timber, was a 150,000 sf warehouse built in 1909 by architect Edward Evans Blackmore in downtown Vancouver, B.C. It housed hardware and building supplies for a large-scale importer and distributor and was conveniently located next to the CP Rail terminus station. Almost 100 years later in 2004, the expansive warehouse was converted into live-work loft spaces, with the brick and fir beam construction exposed keeping the character of the building intact.
A lover of musical genres from acoustical to electronic, our client wanted a space that could expand and contract for hosting other music enthusiasts. The floorplan worked really well so we focused our efforts on updating the finishes to reflect his preference for bold colour and pattern. A few tired areas were rebuilt and we curated an eclectic mix of new and vintage furnishings and treasures. The client’s interest in music and art was the foundation on which we added layers of depth and authenticity.
Loving all the exposed industrial bits – every loft needs exposed brick, wooden beamed ceiling, pipes and large windows, and hardly any walls. This one is all that and a bag of chips. Designed by Falken Reynolds. Photos: Ema Peter.