Stunning! The view and the apartment. But as much as I’m blown away by the history outside the windows it’s the interior that has me swooning. Think classicism meets contemporary values, new and old balanced just so but with a slight misalignment for the brivido, the frisson, the thrill. The beautiful old bones, the stark beauty of the white walls, the bespoke furniture, the light all create this urban classic by Rome-based architect and designer Stefano Dorata.
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.
I think I should start calling Sundays “Victorian Sundays” 🙂 This is a 2 bedroom, 1500 sq ft ground floor apartment in a Victorian in London with a mix of dark and light rooms, a gorgeous bathroom and a lush 79ft back garden. Stunning details like herringbone wood floors, a stained glass front door, ornate moldings and french doors out to the garden. LOVE. Via Shoot Factory.
Welcome to the magical and whimsical world of Jorge Cañete of design studio Interior Design Philosophy. The word Serendipity is crucial in the studio’s philosophy. This world means a « happy accident » or « pleasant surprise »; specifically, the accident of finding something good or useful while not specifically searching for it. The ultra-personalized approach of the studio INTERIOR DESIGN PHILOSOPHY suggests creating projects that are inspired by the environment, by the location itself, as well as the client’s personality. In doing so, the resultant of the equation of these three sources of inspiration is unique and coherent every time, by materializing clients’ emotions. Each project starts as a white page where the story and values of the client will be written. Given this philosophy, I would LOVE to get to know the homeowners of this mansion. Also, the way that chandelier is “hung” almost has me in tears it is so beautiful. (I highly suggest you also view Jorge’s portfolio with the sound on)
Laurence Simoncini has moved towards the light. Black still features in her next home, an apartment created from a warren of office space, but more as an accent along with pops of gold. The emphasis is on textures playing off the white walls. Industrial meets vintage meets high Parisian style. Which do you like the dark or the light? Hard choice isn’t it? I think I might just have to take both.
Photography by Romain Ricard