Iconic Mexican, Spanish Colonial and vintage European. It’s a heady mix perfect for the renovation and redesign of the 18th-century stone mansion Casa Michelenao in Morelia, Mexico by Paris-based interior designer Luis Laplace. Bakery, cafe, a bar and bookstore on the ground floor with private living above. My favourite part? So hard to choose but I think I’ve fallen in love with the colonnades and courtyards.
We all know how much I love stalking real estate listings. Things have been a little quiet on the house sales market lately (I wonder why) but you can always count on the fabulous real estate agency Fantastic Frank come up with the goods. Currently swooning over this apartment situated in the historical part of Palma called Calatrava. Ah the stone, the whitewash, the stairs, the island of Mallorca!
I have been following Atelier Vime for some time now on Instagram, and it finally dawned on me that I should feature this truly magical French shop/design studio here on the blog. They are a vintage basketry shop and producer of wicker, rattan and rope furniture, located in Vallabrègues in an 18th century hôtel particulier. You would never know their photos were actually “product” shots as the architectural details and styling of the spaces is consistently exemplary.
Villa Castelluccio is a restored villa located in the heart of Puglia, Italy, set within 5 acres of olive groves. Designer Andrew Trotter was brought on to assist with renovations and interior design of this beautiful home which is available as a rental vacation property. Sign me up!!! This would be such a relaxing, calming space to spend time in, while enjoying the traditional Puglian architecture.
Photos: Salva Lopez
From terracotta tiles to rustic beams, from smooth plaster walls to rough stone Villa Bonazza by Florence-based interior designers Matos-Herzog is a timeless beauty. Classic yet contemporary, warm and inviting yet strong and rugged. As for the colour palette think salted caramels. Rich, smooth and unctuous. By the way Bonazza is “looker” in Italian.