Displaying posts labeled "Shelving"

A successful landing

Posted on Fri, 29 Sep 2023 by midcenturyjo

After six intense years in Manhattan, the owners asked interior and furniture designer Bateaumagne to transform this former artist’s studio hidden in a leafy courtyard in Paris’ 6th arrondissement. They created a spacious loft-style living area on the ground floor, preserving the studio’s artistic essence with modernist walnut woodwork. Upstairs, vibrant mid-century colours define the rooms, while Winkelmans tiles adorn the bathrooms. Their eclectic choices, like the Cameleonda sofa and Verner Panton chairs, resulted in a harmonious and artistic family-friendly space.

Photography by Giaime Meloni.

Brazilian and blue

Posted on Wed, 27 Sep 2023 by midcenturyjo

Apartment BW by Renata Gaia Arquitetura (in collaboration with Vapor Arquitetura) transformed an apartment in the Paraíso region of São Paulo for a family of four. The living area boasts an open layout with a central shelving unit that defines spaces without restricting flow and features exposed concrete slabs and pillars, herringbone wood and marble floors. The design embraces calming colours throughout, with a vibrant blue entryway inspired by Frida Kahlo. The furniture showcases Brazilian design, providing both functionality and style, creating a youthful and personality-filled space that plays with unconventional textures, finishes, and colours.

Photography by Lufe Gomes.

What is the importance of plants in a person’s home living space? This is the story about a 95 square meter apartment with 4 fronts and full of light that as part of a renovation is dealing with this question. The love of the members of the house for growing house plants challenged us to find surprising design solutions all over the house. Examples of solutions can be seen in opening a balcony to the green boulevard at the expense of the living room space, planning furniture that is adapted to growing plants and thinking ahead about utilizing areas for growing plants even at height, and even in the bathroom. We wrapped the entrance hall with carpentry, which makes it possible to store all of the entryway’s stuff: glasses, a dog leash, bags…. We also incorporated a bench that allows you to sit down immediately when you enter the house and take off your shoes. This carpentry rotates inside and also becomes the kitchen’s storage cabinets.
I am envious of all of the light and storage in this apartment. As much as I adore old homes they typically lack in both of those areas. Plants sure do seem to thrive here, unlike in my home 🙂 Located in Tel Aviv and designed by Ma/Deux. Photography by Sivan Askayo.

An apartment in Regent’s Park

Posted on Wed, 23 Aug 2023 by KiM

Located in one of the finest terraces in Regent’s Park, the building had been badly bombed during World War 2 and had entirely lost its historic interiors as a result. A significant lateral apartment had been created which had been remodelled two or three times since the 1960s, most recently by the previous owners in a neo-classical French style. Our client liked this backdrop, and we build upon much of the existing fabric in developing our design. We did entirely remodel a poorly designed kitchen and bathroom, as well as creating a new library and media area in the drawing room. The decoration of the rooms is intentionally spare and restrained, with an almost minimalist aesthetic in areas – the softest palette of grey and lilac is used in the living room and kitchen, but combined with a far more dramatic treatment in the central entrance hallway and master bedroom. A palette of dusky blue, the softest shell pink and taupe reverberates throughout, and provides a foil for our client’s wonderful collection of antique and mid-century furniture, and contemporary art.
This apartment has sooo much personality (hellooooo malacite hallway) and the mix of traditional with modern furnishings really makes it unique and fun. Even the utility closet has tons of charm. Designed by Ben Pentreath.

Unique spaces with timeless charm

Posted on Tue, 22 Aug 2023 by midcenturyjo

“We love to work with our clients to create spaces that are unexpected and timeless … The key to our design style is mastering juxtaposition: finding balance between masculinity and femininity, using vintage pieces with new ones, and combining unexpected materials. Emma Beryl strives to create beauty and interest in every space.”

Park Slope Brownstone by Brooklyn-based interior designer Emma Beryl.

Photography by Nick Glimenakis.