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Luis Bustamante

Posted on Thu, 7 Feb 2013 by midcenturyjo

Drama, symmetry, classicism, modern art, order and sex appeal. Yes an unusual combination but we are talking about the high art interiors of Madrid interior designer Luis Bustamante. A sculptor and painter in an earlier career his interiors are passionate and with an artist’s eye for the balance of volume and shape and colour. Definitely not for the minimalist. High points for me? The black and white luxury of the dressing room, the art and that library! We have been keeping it simple on the blog for a little while. It’s time to step it up.

New project from McGill Design Group

Posted on Mon, 10 Dec 2012 by KiM

I recently heard from James of McGill Design Group, an architecture and design firm in Toronto. We had blogged their work back in ’08 and ’09, and he wanted to share with us one of their latest projects. This project was a full renovation and addition to a lovely older 5 bedroom home located in Rosedale, one of Toronto’s most prestigious neighbourhoods. The addition was needed to extend and open up the kitchen and family room at the back of the house and also to allow for a more gracious master suite above. McGill Design Group was put to task transforming the previously dark and splintered layout by putting together an architectural plan that would speak to the home’s stately demeanour. Once a new configuration was in place, the addition of beautiful full height paneling and plaster crown moulding helped layer in the traditional architectural details that had been lost in previous renovations to the home. Plum Furniture and Design Solutions decorated the main floor to give it a fresh and colourful feel to match the new open and light filled space. The owners of the home were empty nesters who, instead of downsizing decided to upsizeto their dream home after their kids went off to University. They were ideal clients in that one of them is a prominent local commercial real estate executive so he understood how to empower people to get things done. They trusted us and were decisive which made the process very smooth. What a gorgeous and elegant home – the kitchen is heavenly! Perfect for empty-nesters – no kids to wreck the place!

Thomas Loof goodies

Posted on Fri, 30 Nov 2012 by KiM

Thomas Loof is a genius photograher. Composition = perfection. Lighting = ideal. Subjects = stunning. Some Friday eye candy at it’s finest. (And if you can’t get enough of Thomas’ work, check out this post from way back).

Studio Indigo

Posted on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 by KiM

Studio Indigo is a multidisciplinary practice based in Chelsea, London where architects, interior designers and property management specialists focus on the refurbishment and extension of residences in central London and abroad. Their projects are all spectacular, from classic and elegant to more modern and edgy. Their attention to detail and quality of workmanship is evident in the homes they have transformed. I adore the blue/grey walls in the first couple of photos – moody and dramatic but not too dark (and I generally don’t even like blue!).

Sophie Burke Design

Posted on Thu, 22 Nov 2012 by midcenturyjo

Classic and contemporary, elegant and livable. It’s a refined aesthetic with a limited palette but loads of style. Vancouver based interior designer Sophie Burke mixes old and new, high and low to create beautiful rooms.