One of my IG friends, the lovely Katie Saro, managed to score a really REALLY cheap Vladimir Kagan sofa. Maybe I hate her now. And then while I was sharing it in my IG stories and blogging last night I spotted this home with a Kagan sofa and figured it was fate and I should share the Kagan sofa love. This is Summitridge by Marmol Radziner. The Summitridge interiors are modern and feminine with strong mid-century modern European influences. We selected a primarily neutral color palette of cream, ivory, blush, and violet tones. Soft curves abound, from the mid-century Vladimir Kagan Serpentine sofa and custom Marmol Radziner round parchment coffee table in the living room to the Pierre Paulin mushroom chairs and ottomans in the family room.
It may seem a little sparsely curated, perhaps a little spartan chic but the home of designer and stylist Louisa Grey of House of Grey is, after all, a location house. What appears stark in one photo is magically transformed into swoon worthy rooms full of swoon worthy product for exhibitions and photo shoots. In the Neighbourhood – The Grey House was an exhibition of works by designers such as Frama, Mass Productions, Nest Design, Henry Wilson and Tycjan Knut just this last September. (Can we just take a moment to drink in the beauty of those custom curtains by Nest Design.) A stunning simple house home to a woman with a great eye.
Photography of the exhibition by Rory Gardiner
Dream loft alert!!!! Tucked away in Soho overlooking lower Manhattan’s skyline, a beautiful cast iron front is included with this landmark early 20th century building that predates steel’s rise to supremacy. With bones to prove its authenticity, this loft is equipped with the original elevator opening directly into the living space appointed with original timber beams and columns, pine lentils above each window and refurbished radiators. We managed the 2,800 square foot full floor renovation that required serious know-how on original architecture and how to refurbish elements we felt were critical to the authenticity of Soho’s design ethos. We salvaged all the brick and timber by carefully chipping away inches of stucco, sandblasted and repainted all of the radiators in a deep space black, introduced new floors, but kept the signature 2 ¼” width, stripped and exposed the stairwell and elevator door to its true steel form, and opened the space to be an adaptable, open concept unit, down from 7 small rooms. Blackened steel compliments the warm natural materials throughout while all of the furnishings were layered in as the build unfolded, including some elements our client procured while traveling. Designed by Becky Shea.
Over a year ago I shared with you an amazing garden makeover by West Australian based Ascher Smith Exterior Styling & Landscaping . (Click here to see the transformation.) Well Ascher and her team have been working their magic again. Sad, forlorn and downright ugly before, after it’s an all white delight. Everyone with small suburban backyards should be so lucky to have the perfect alfresco family space.
When someone clearly understands the importance of “flow”. Our Baxter project was a careful modernization of a 1904 classic California bungalow. Ceramics, matte finishes, natural materials and uncovering of expansive views drove the design. A central artery of millwork allowed us to create generous storage where it had previously been lacking. A custom bookshelf climbs two stories to house an extensive literature collection. The kitchen and closets were designed for ease of use and hiding of clutter. The light fixtures were hand made by local ceramic artist Heather Levine. A fabulous project by Emily Farnham Architecture. (Built by Bronstruction, photographed by Trevor Smith)