TGIF! Time to getaway from the rat race. Perhaps an island escape. Time to day dream about owning a home like this Nantucket beauty by San Francisco based interior designer Katie Martinez. Her work is relaxed, classic, natural. No fuss, no cliché just summer house simplicity and style.
Photography by Malcolm Brown
“This mindblowing 5,000 square foot ocean-front luxury villa sits in one of Bali’s most spectacular settings on the rocks of Uluwatu directly facing one of the Island’s iconic waves, Impossibles. With its turquoise shutters, panoramic view and chic understated yet meticulously detailed design, Mandala. The Rocks. is truly the ultimate beach house.”
I can’t seem to bring myself to do neutral colour palettes in my home, but if I were to I would want it to be just like this, a former Governer’s home in Massachusetts designed by Lisa Tharp. Lots of white and creamy shades with black for a casual yet elegant vibe. A crisp white envelope is an atmospheric backdrop to a mix of European antiques and custom furnishings. New architectural features, inside and out, were designed to marry recent additions to the original structure’s classical proportions. Couture furnishings from Lisa Tharp Collection add form to function while the seating is dressed in soft yet practical indoor/outdoor fabrics. Marble fireplaces were preserved in the matching dining and living rooms. A graphic new stencil wakes up original wide plank flooring in the main entry, and sets the stage for a family home that is welcoming and casual.
The folks at Barcelona-based YLAB Arquitectos sent along details of this sleek, modern project they recently completed. I really love all of the storage areas they introduced (oh to have that much space to put allllll of my stuff) and the graphic black areas that catch your eye. The owners, a couple in love with Barcelona, wanted to refurbish this apartment to enjoy the proximity to the sea and the quietness of this part of the city. They wanted to convert their two bedroom apartment into a comfortable and functional one bedroom home while having the main areas connected and open to the terrace through a spectacular window with views to the park and the sea. Ylab Arquitectos proposed a complete new layout, prioritizing the communal space formed by the kitchen and the living room, aligned with the master bedroom along one large window.