Displaying posts labeled "Vintage"

Eclectic and colourful in Madrid

Posted on Mon, 18 Mar 2019 by KiM

I am crushing so hard on this home designed by María Lladó. It is eclecticism at its finest where every corner has something unexpected and each piece tells a story. That curved sofa in the first 2 photos is incredible and something similar to what I’ve been wanting for my living room.

A moody and eclectic Georgian home in London

Posted on Sun, 10 Mar 2019 by KiM

I spotted another London location home gem on Shoot Factory and I’m digging the vibes of this 2300 sq ft beauty. Pluses: lots of plants, some dark and moody chill spaces, a lush backyard, shaggy puppy, photography art.

This home could not be more fun!! LOVE IT!!! By 2LG StudioAn edwardian cottage in the charming setting of St Albans in need of modernisation. We re-designed the entire property, added a large kitchen extension, first floor extension and loft, doubling the size of the property to make a characterful family home. The clients passion for travel, the sea and surfing, is evident throughout with many items sourced from salvage yards and antique shops in Sri Lanka. The striking blue pillars are a great example. Throughout the property we specified bespoke encaustic tiling, patterned carpet, exposed plaster, floral wallpaper and vintage lighting to give a lived in, eclectic home that reflects the warmth of the family. In the kitchen, custom cement island in pale blue and grey swirls compliments the solid wood worktops and impressive range cooker. This happy home has a through-line of  bold colour that brings it life, something that is a signature of our design work.

A colourful New York City townhouse

Posted on Mon, 4 Mar 2019 by KiM

The vibe here in this colourful New York City townhouse is what gives me heart palpitations. When colours and patterns and lots of layering and really unique pieces come together and every square inch is a feast for the eyes. I spent a good half hour devouring every inch of these photos. This is what design should be about (IMHO). Where the viewer is drawn in and never wants to leave. Designed by Kati Curtis. We wanted to reflect the vintage era of the townhouse, and at the same time acknowledge the hip and modern nature of this couple; we decided on “vintage with a twist.” 

One way we expressed this was through the wallpaper, by Timorous Beasties, in the dining room; it captures the Victorian feel of the home but with the most modern pattern. 

Another wallpaper, this one in “the family room,” looks like a sweet Victorian pattern…from afar. Upon closer inspection something far less benign is revealed: a pattern of evil-looking moths. The kitchen’s original cabinetry, its leaded glass and old brick had all been restored; we wanted to be respectful, yet we also wanted to give a surprising twist, so along with that crazy moth wallpaper, and a banquette we designed—we layered avery modern, lucite table on top of an antique needlepoint rug.

The tin ceiling in the master bedroom, as well as the fireplace, were both original– we added everything else– again with idea of it “being of the era” and with elements (like the wallpaper) adding an edginess. Vibrant patterns are balanced with quiet and calm moments of white and cream on the king sized bed.

Because we had the wish for the clients to be engaged in their home even before they walked in, we added an antique lighting fixture inside over the original staircase and balustrade.

There are a small handful of accounts on Instagram that I anxiously await new photos from, and Mexico-based interior decorator Dirk Jan Kinet is at the top of the list. His love of antiques and all things vintage (he has a shop in San Miguel de Allende that I am dying to visit but sadly it’s too far away from Puerto Vallarta where I go each winter and will be next month), his incredible talent at mixing bold colours and patterns always takes my breath away. Trust me when I say his account is a must-follow. Since it has been a while since I have featured his work (here and here), he kindly sent me over some pics and the rest I scoured the interwebs for (most from this article, photographed by Ana Hop). Enjoy!