I love the relaxed, somewhat Scandinavian approach to design of New Jersey based Birgitte Pearce. These spaces make me want to sink in to them and never leave.
Deep blues and plants and abundant in this beautiful home designed by London-based House of Sylphina. Located in a leafy suburb of North London, this three bedroom garden flat required a complete refurbishment. Measuring 20 metres in length from the front of the flat to its rear, bringing light into the centre of the property was the biggest challenge. This was tackled by opening the rear facade with floor to ceiling glazing, introducing a large skylight above the internal courtyard, and the addition of timber framed glass walls to the courtyard from the facing bedrooms. The property sits on a sloped site which steps down towards the rear. Some excavation was necessary to adjust the internal levels to create added ceiling height in the new kitchen and to improve the general circulation. A number of structural alterations were also carried out to create a completely open plan living space. The result is a breathtaking view from the front door straight through the property into the newly renovated south-facing garden. The garden is brought back into the house using a rich palette of blues and greens and styled with clusters of plants creating a tranquil green oasis.
How do you keep an industrial loft from being too cold? Add in lots of patterned rugs, art and plants, throw in a dog for added cuteness and you have a home that could not be cozier. Those windows are hella good. Home of LA designer Patrick Ediger.
I spotted this apartment on The Village and wanted to share because it is unique and gorgeous, and has a European vibe I am always a fan of. Though admittedly, I hate blue (especially this shade) in interiors. Not sure why, I just can’t seem to get on board. Nevertheless this St. Petersburg gem located in a historic 1912 building has some really beautiful features, and was designed by Polina Gerasimova and Svetlana Kalimanova of Ruger Design. Happy long May 2-4 weekend my fellow Canadians!
“A contemporary design yet sympathetic to the Victorian era of the existing house. A new pavilion structure with a dramatic roof form creates a strong connection to the outdoors & maximises natural light. Tranquility was a key concept that we followed through with keeping the finishes and textures in a soft tone with fine black detailing through the fireplace design, curtain rails, steel windows & door framing. Light filled, elegant and robust to handle family life.”
It’s what Australian architects do so well, a modern addition to a historic building without loss of integrity or style. Canning Street House by Technē Architecture and Interior Design.
Photography by Tom Blachford.