I will never stop loving the eclectic juxtaposition of traditional and modern furnishings in a space. I had to share another project by Jaime de Pablo-Romero (YNot) because that’s what this space in Madrid is all about. Bonus points for the striped foyer and the Flos 265 swing arm light.
I know I am not the only one who dreams of living in a castle (France perhaps?), and I recently discovered a designer who is living my dream. Jorge Canete lives in a Swiss castle built in 1725 called le château de Saint Saphorin sur Morges and it truly is a vision from my dreams. Given its appearance inside, I would say it is something Jorge dreamt of and was able to bring to life. Books float in mid-air, a pendant light mimics a cloud, keys dangle from a crystal chandelier, pages torn from books flutter against walls….it is only missing a princess. (Photos from Jorge’s website and this feature in Côté Maison with photos by Jean-Marc Palisse)
(for more of Jorge’s work I featured this project last month in case you missed it)
pied-à-terre (noun) french /piˌeɪ.dætˈeər/ – a small house or apartment in a city that you own or rent in addition to your main home, where you stay when visiting that city for a short time.
Who needs a primary residence when your out-of-towner looks this good? Time to move to Beverley Hills! Apartment by L.A. based interior designer John De Bastiani.
Sometimes it takes just one room, a single perfect space that captures your heart and soul completely. This lovely heritage home in Sydney’s prestigious Darling Point is beautiful. The windows are stunning, the kitchen is amazing but it is the garden room, or at least what I call the garden room, that will haunt my design dreams for months to come. Lead-light and parlour palms, rattan seats and french oak tables. Perfection. This is one of the times I wish I was actually touring the house not just real estate stalking. Link for the listing here while it lasts.
Alexandra and Michael Misczynski of Atelier AM take elegance and glamour to a whole other level. Every time I come across one of their projects my heart melts. This one may be my favourite. I can’t even get beyond the first photo of the dining room.
(Photos: Francois Halard, Stephen Kent Johnson)