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Rio House

Posted on Wed, 20 Dec 2023 by midcenturyjo

Nestled beside Rio de Janeiro’s Tijuca National Park, this 1,500-square-foot haven is a sleek steel-and-glass sanctuary supported by two concrete piers. Sitting high in the rainforest, it offers seclusion for its owners to commune with nature, seamlessly blending into the wild tropical landscape. The northern end houses a single bedroom while the south unveils vistas of the city, sea and Christ the Redeemer. Below, a screened porch and open-air kitchenette allow interaction with the surroundings. It’s all about durability, functionality and regional aesthetics amidst Rio’s humid climate. Rio House by Olson Kundig.

Photography by Maira Acayaba.

Artistic penthouse in a former chapel

Posted on Wed, 13 Dec 2023 by KiM

What was once the chapel of a 20th century convent has been transformed into a graceful, art filled penthouse duplex. With its traditional sequence of rooms, this penthouse mixes the classic with the unexpected. The end result is a delicately balanced space where art, heritage, and modernity intermingle. Our brief was to create a generous formal living space where they could entertain guests, but also easily be able to gather with their close family and their grandchildren (19 in total!). The reception area boasts a 20-foot-tall ceiling, and encompasses a dining room, a formal living room and a lounge area. Like the rest of the spaces, it combines chic traditional elegance with subtle architectural elements. The challenge was balancing a timeless and effortless-looking design with the mix of contemporary and classic pieces that are found throughout the home. 
Les Ensembliers at it again with another gorgeous project but this time much more formal. A wonderful juxtaposition of modern and classic. The drama of those gold ikat curtains – they steal the show!

A kitchen with lots of white and wood

Posted on Tue, 5 Dec 2023 by KiM

What a wonderful kitchen this is!!! So bright with all the white, then add in that whole back section clad in wood and it takes this space to a whole other level of awesome. The warmth the wood adds really makes it feel cozy and lived in. The perfect family kitchen. Designed by April Tomlin Interiors. Photos: Paige Rumore.

Castello Xirumi Serravalle

Posted on Sun, 3 Dec 2023 by KiM

An enchanting land overlooking an infinite green of citrus, aromatic flora and island palms, an illustrious castle from the 16th century, and a Baronessa with a vision of an elegant countryside venue for weddings and special events. This is Castello Xirumi Serravalle, a magnificent Sicilian treasure belonging to the noble Grimaldi di Serravalle family for centuries. The historical castle has been transformed into a private estate where every room has become a living space with antique millstones, warehouses, olive oil presses, wine cellars, and more. Gracious gathering and dining spaces provide numerous options for entertainment. The open plan on the ground floor of the castle offers elegantly appointed rooms, each one overflowing into the next, and enabling large numbers of guests to circulate the property.
This castello is so incredibly picturesque and its restoration and design by Studio Andrea Perra is magical. That photo with the horse I might never forget. Photos: Mattia Aquila


If you have fallen in love with the style of windows accenting the look of this room, you can employ a double glazing specialist to translate this aesthetic into your own home’s windows.


Southern charm in a Nashville home

Posted on Fri, 1 Dec 2023 by KiM

This family home in Nashville was designed by April Tomlin and exudes warmth and character and cozy cottage vibes from every corner. I am completely smitten with the European-style kitchen AND the working pantry AND the entertaining kitchen off the pool area. So much kitchen-y goodness to fall head over heels for! Photos: Paige Rumore.