I had to share another project by Michelle Dirkse because I am in awe once again. Drama, pattern and colour are back but in this case it’s a bit more modern/hollywood regency. With almost no updates since the original apartment grade finishes from 1960, this condominium was in need of a major overhaul along with new furniture and decor. While existing wall locations and the original periwinkle bathtub remained, everything else was updated during the remodel. After removing the asbestos popcorn ceiling, the concrete ceiling was revealed which told the story of the numbered concrete forms. Light oak floors and a custom protruding window trim contrast with the black cerused cabinets and doors as well as the wallpaper. The kitchen counter was extended into the small dining space to create more storage and workspace. Many furniture pieces were designed from scratch by our team and produced by local craftspeople. Fabric, wallpaper and the living room rug are from the Michelle Dirkse collection that is made in collaboration with local artists. Artists were also commissioned for the custom bedroom table lamps and art throughout. Light fixtures were sourced from vintage vendors. The remodel and decor result is an unexpected mix of finishes and fixtures in a functional space.
Photos: Haris Kenjar
This apartment may be small but it has everything a plant lover could need (aside from maybe a garden LOL). The yellow/green/chartreuse-y shades colours bring it all to life and add so much energy. It’s amazing what paint can do. And plants. Another project by Studio Paradisiartificiali.
From soaring ceilings and flooding light in a three level Parisian atelier to a small, cocoon like apartment in the 18th Arrondissement.
“Inspired by the Mediterranean, the theatrical architecture of this apartment is emphasized by natural materials: travertine, tadelakt and concrete. The alcove creates a bubble of softness and the pink waxed concrete floor soothes and sets the tone.”
Chez Rebecca by Batiik Studio.
Photography by Giaime Meloni
I am smitten with this Manhattan pied-à-terre that may be small in size but is loaded with sophistication. Designed by Kyle O’Donnell of Gramercy Design. A small penthouse apartment in a boutique cooperate was found in derelict condition, re-imagined as an elegant, bright, and functional space. We painstakingly replicated mouldings and period architecture in a strong restoration effort. The furnishings are intentionally sculptural and sparse with layered, iconic vintage and modern pieces. Chalky white walls and brass accents brighten the entertaining spaces while sleeping areas are calm and tonal. The terrace was landscaped by Jeffrey Erb Landscape Design, with the intention to feel like an extension of the living room.
Photos: Emily Andrews
I spotted this 45m2 apartment on the real estate site Lagerlings and wanted to share as this is such a telling example of what architectural details can do to trick the eye into believing a space is not as it as it appears. In this case tall ceilings and dramatic windows make the space appear larger. Even with the addition of a crittall-style bedroom separation it provides an air of grandeur. Gorgeous!!!