Connecticut and NYC based interior designer Alison Kist believes that people don’t just live in their home, they form a relationship with it. Her style is eclectic, a casually elegant mix of old and new along with the quirky, the whimsical and pieces that tell a story. What she creates is a home that tells the owner’s story, the best sort of home.
Beautifully tailored with some stunning material choices and clever storage, this monochromatic Auckland apartment is rich in details. The stone kitchen counter top is so stunning I just want to run my hands all over it and the brass Art Deco inspired brass screen … swoon. The surprise is the rich terracotta tones of the master bedroom. Hereford Apartment by New Zealand interior design studio Hare.
Sophisticated and colourful punctuated with statement pieces and graphic art this New York apartment by The New Design Project oozes Big Apple style. Tailored, bright with light and with just enough drama. Need more? Then check out Kim’s previous posts here and here. Then head over to The New Design Project’s Pinterest page to find out more about the furniture sources.
Photography: Alan Gastelum
A modern take on a coastal decor by Melbourne interior design firm Austin Design Associates. Clean lined with crisp whites, pale woods, limed floors and a fabulous beachside blue kitchen (as well as very Australians dream, the outdoor BBQ kitchen). Stylish family living in Blairgowrie on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.
This is another one of those scenarios where I apparently have been living under a rather large rock. How have I never come across this super talented design firm, based in Brooklyn NY, founded by an Anglo-French husband and wife team of ex-bankers? The New Design Project is Fanny Abbes and James Davison and their style rocks my world. Exhibit A – I LOVE THIS LOFT!!! A young couple’s urban residence is enriched with bursts of bold color and texture, transforming it into an elegant and modern apartment full of strong and vibrant flavors. Modern pieces have been combined with playful accents and ethnic touches to create a space that is eclectic but undeniably urban, and is cool and relaxed whilst feeling grown-up. The use of simple graphic patterns and vivid colors tones down the existing woodwork and prevents the space from feeling overly rustic. Design by Fanny Abbes, photos by Alan Gastelum.