In case you weren’t sure what your dream home looked like, I found it for you. You’re welcome. A bespoke home nestled and perched atop a hill in the Oaks in Hollywood hills, the residence was born out of desire for highly considered design within a modest footprint. A perfect fusion of two worlds, old and new with industrial chic and old-world interiors. An impressive achievement that looks to the tradition of medieval Irish castle and incorporates it into a contemporary California lifestyle. A new and different nod to Case Study Houses as the house continues to further explore the ideological image of intersecting spatial realms and portrays a contemporary commanding presence a top the Hollywood hills. Another impressive project by Mutuus Studio.
Architect: Kristen Becker – Project Designer, Renee Boone, CJ Christensen; Interior Design: Kristen Becker, Mia Sara, Jerry Sarapochiello; Built by: Dow Built: Jim Dow, Kaija, Kela Martinez; Landscape Architect: Andrea Cochran; Structural Engineers: Labibe Structural Engineers; Photography: Kevin Scott
Kiki, who lives in London, sent over some before and after photos of her kitchen renovation and I love the subtle yet effective transformation of the space. It started off white and ended in white, but a lighter countertop and a massive window really lighten up the space. This kitchen is the same shape as mine yet I think slightly longer, and what I would do to add a window like this! (I can’t – would mean breaking through brick, and then staring at my neighbour’s house and driveway 6 ft away).
The after pics below. I love how neutral it is. You can throw a Persian rug down, add a bright bowl on the counter and completely transform it.
I strive to find unique spaces to share on this blog of ours because I feel like the design world can be over-saturated with the same styles. Trends are not my thing. When I came across creator and designer Valentin Loellman, from Maastricht, The Netherlands, I was very much intrigued by his vision. The first series of photos I’m sharing are of his studio’s loft. Dear gawd, is this what heaven looks like?!
The following photos are randomly selected from some other spaces Valentin has designed that caught my eye.
I spotted this 45m2 apartment on the real estate site Lagerlings and wanted to share as this is such a telling example of what architectural details can do to trick the eye into believing a space is not as it as it appears. In this case tall ceilings and dramatic windows make the space appear larger. Even with the addition of a crittall-style bedroom separation it provides an air of grandeur. Gorgeous!!!
This 1930’s semi-detached, 6 bedroom home in London is something I can definitively get behind as it is filled with some of my favourite things. Mid-century vintage furnishings, an epic plant wall, crittall windows, ballsy floral stair carpet and dreamy tile bathrooms. Available as a location home via Shoot Factory.