The Brussels home of designer Victoria-Maria Geyer is a bold combination of mid-century modern classics by the likes of Eero Saarinen, Joe Columbo, Alvar Aalto, Tobias Scalpa, and a gorgeous kitchen wrapped in Marmoreal. Graphic and bold artwork add to the drama.
Winter in Canada can be dreary and colourless (the only pretty time is when there’s freshly fallen snow, before it turns to dirty slush) so when I stumbled upon the home of Madrid-based florist Loreto Aycuens I was desperate to share. It’s incredible what some greenery and florals can do to bring some life into a home and make you forget the horrors outside. Via Nuevo Estilo (photos: Pablo Sarabia).
I also took a trip to Loreto’s website and found these delicious images.
The creativity and boldness of South East London design firm 2LG Studio continues to blow my mind. This is a lesson on breaking all the rules, using colour in magical ways and embracing shapes. Each element has been inspired by found objects and prints from within the house as well as our own design travels. Its previous owners clearly had a passion for interiors as it had pink walls throughout, and deep green carpets. In the loft we found a stash of old interior magazines from the 50’s and 60’s as well as remnants of fabrics. As the house evolves with us, it has been through many stages, acting not only as a home, but as a backdrop for our work as designers. So far we have restored the roof and chimneys, the original sash windows and floors. We have completed the pink bathroom, updated the front door, given ourselves a wonder closet for a WC, created an entrance hallway the previous owners would have loved, we hope, and given the lounge added panelling to go with the original coving and ceiling rose, based on pencil markings we found on the walls under the old wallpaper. The open plan kitchen/diner/studio space is the heart of the project and was the inspiration behind many new product designs.
Ilya Guliants and Katya Alagich of Moscow-based design firm el Born studio created an exuberant and somewhat whimsical space for a young couple with 2 children. The kitchen/dining floor tile is gorgeous and with the dark teal cabinetry is such a eye-catching combination. Loving the graphic paint treatment on the living room wall, the unique dining room pendant and the bold wallpaper in the bedroom. Lots of fun all around!
Just when you thought millenial pink had had its day and that terrazzo might be going the same way along comes a stylish bathroom that embraces both with gusto and proves the nay sayers wrong. Talk about packing a punch … a pink punch that is. A tonal triumph by interior designer Angela Harry.
Photography by Armelle Habib