I recently stumbled upon the portfolio of Parisian interior designer Sarah Lavoine and was completely blown away. Her spaces are contemporary, eclectic, modern, sometimes poppin’ with colour, sometimes neutral, but alway relatively simple but with high impact. The following country home she designed is absolutely stunning, and unlike like any country home I have ever seen. It appears to be HUGE, and room after room is intriguing at each turn and decorated to perfection. I am so smitten I plan to feature another of her projects later today.
Amorfo – amorphous, formless, the raw material. Amorfo – the Italian interdisciplinary design firm that explores architecture, interior design, installations, graphics and events. So many of us have seen that home in Elle Decoration and Real Living magazines but I’m drawn to so many facets of their work including their shop fitouts. Rooms where the art of the space and layers of meaning within the design mean just as much as the functional concerns. A minimal stage where product and person are the performance.
Melbourne based architectural firm BKK Architects was founded in 2000 by Tim Black, Julian Kosloff and Simon Knott. These guys have got it going on. They have won a ton of awards, been featured in a zillion publications, and have captured my attention with their creativity and picturesque designs. I am in awe of the exteriors of the homes they have created. The imagination, attention to detail and understanding of the landscape is so inspiring. A handful of my favourites from their portfolio are below.
I love books and magazines. I have a pretty healthy collection, especially of decor magazines (although on black box recycle days I am slowly getting rid of old ones as I don’t think I’ll be referring to decor mags from 2004 anytime). Right now I have a couple of Ikea Expedit shelving units in my bedroom but I have come to the conclusion that I don’t want all that visual clutter and stimulation in a space I am supposed to use to relax in. My favourite book storage area is the dining room – I love how it can look like a library one minute and a dining space the next. Where do you guys store your books?
Book storage always catches my eye when I’m doing blog research and because I haven’t done a themed post in a while I thought I’d find some book storage/shelving photos. (I did a post on this topic a while ago here).
And my all-time favourite, a photo I’ve featured several times already since I first came across it…I love every inch of this space.
I’m fascinated by the spaces that architects call home, by the designs they create for themselves. Today I am posting the homes of the principles of Italian architectural studio b-arch. This is the Florentine home of Alessandro Capellaro. 300 old ballot boxes were used to delineate space, provide storage and formed the basis of furniture pieces inside an old carpenter’s workshop. Capellaro’s home explores the nature between the historic and the contemporary, between the empty and the filled and between the new and the re-used. It is a story of what has gone before, what can be re-imagined taking on a new life and what is necessary for the present. It is downright cool.