What was formerly a derelict Madrid apartment void of any of its original neoclassical architecture, is now been completely restored and transformed with the help of interior designer Maria Santos. No detail forgotten, no stone left unturned (or in this case, no book spine facing forwards) it is a beautifully curated with Parisian flair. (Photos: Montse Garriga)
I came across this Stockholm apartment on sköna hem and did a double take for a couple of reasons. First, it was suspect that this was a Swedish home. Those lovely Swedes aren’t exactly known for their colourful homes. Second, it was so unique and over the top that I needed to review a second and third time to make sure I didn’t miss anything. A layered space is always a win in my book. I want to discover something new at each glance. If I can evaluate a room in its entirety in 3 seconds, I am bored. Kudos to designer Pontus Nilvander for holding my attention for well beyond 3 seconds. (Photos: Johan Carlsson)
One more from Intimate Living Interiors. One more because I love the calm, the sense of stylish oasis in their rooms. One more because who could resist the rustic meets chic of this renovated Spanish bungalow.
Respect to all those designers out there who appreciate original architectural details and attempt to maintain the history of a home. Such as San Francisco firm Landed Interiors & Homes. The renovation of this classic 1936 home included a reimagining of a cluster of small rooms that were no longer functional. We opened up the kitchen to the dining room and backyard, utilizing a view from the front of the house extending to the back yard and reconfigured the connection to the ground level, addressing the floor plan of bedrooms and bathrooms on both levels. The transformation has an incredible feeling of openness that wasn’t there before. We were careful of the original architectural details, installing new windows and doors that matched the old style, repeating arches in the openings, and keeping original trim where possible. The original vaulted living room was enhanced with updated furnishings from different eras to reflect the client’s eclectic taste, from contemporary to mid-century to antique pieces. Our choices for both furniture and interior finishes were motivated by the vintage Storybook architecture, which is British-influenced and calls for classic materials that are of solid quality.
Photography: Haris Kenjar
We can’t seem to get enough of modern farmhouse homes, and this one is no exception. especially the kitchen – that yellow zellige tile is unexpected touch and absolutely gorgeous! Another impressive project by Landed Interiors & Homes. In this Silicon Valley town near Menlo Park, we designed a home from the ground up for a young family. The clients were inspired by modern homes with Shaker simplicity and classically casual interiors. Working from the outside in, we consulted on exterior materials and window specifications, then worked with an open plan to specify the interior architecture and all finishes, creating the backdrop for traveled artwork and furnishings. The verdant palette, with its honey yellow and deep green, was hand picked for its natural cheerfulness. Modern farmhouse design finishes including contrast millwork, shiplap cabinets and trim, simple tile layouts, and a stair railing made from hog wire, traditionally an exterior material, were interpreted in a contemporary style.
Photography: Brad Knipstein