The designers knew they had a gem in the rough. The apartment in a functionalist building was derelict but as they stripped it back they discovered a ribbed ceiling and massive concrete columns. Reconfiguring the layout the main public area is an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area that embraces its industrial elements while softening them ever so slightly for family living. Apartment N1M by Bratislava-based Benko Benkova.
Photography by Nora and Jakub Čaprnka
A new beginning for this Haussmanian apartment in the heart of Saint Germain saw interior architects l’Agence Véronique Cotrel create a bright, modern family home while respecting the history of the building. At the heart of it all is a contemporary Boffi kitchen in a confection of a Haussmanian room. Perfection.
Some colour and pattern is what London & Norfolk based Emma Deterding of Kelling Designs is all about, whether it be a city, country or manor home. A bit traditional and classic, with some elegance and practicality to round out the spaces. Lovely.
I love an interior design show house. It’s the perfect place for designers to push the boundaries and explore ideas that have been tumbling around in their brains. They’re a show and tell, a veritable fountain of inspiration. Brooklyn Designer Show House by interior design firm Chused & Co.
This stunning Arts & Crafts home was in need of some tender loving care when this family moved in. Many of the original features were damaged and needed repair, and the owners wanted to return it to its former glory by keeping as much charm and authenticity as possible. But this is still a modern family home, so whilst renovation was important, equally important was the need to bring it up to date and make it functional for a young family. Original Arts & Crafts fireplaces were sourced and completely reinstated with newly fabricated wooden surrounds; vintage and antique furniture was placed alongside bespoke commissioned sofas and tables; patterned encaustic tiles provided a warm welcome in the entrance hallway, and aged oak parquet was laid seamlessly over existing floorboards, maintaining the integrity of the (albeit damaged) listed floor. The result is a warm and comforting family home that showcases the owners’ fabulous art collection, and allows them to enjoy the wonderful quirks of the building.
I just can’t get enough of Brooke Copp-Barton!! (Photography: Megan Taylor)