We got our hands on this incredible renovation and reconstruction of a 1923 home in Szczecin, Poland by Loft Kolasiński and I was so excited to share it because there is noting I love more than the juxtaposition between old and new. The main goal of the project was to change the classic layout of the house which was divided into many smaller rooms. The ground floor, thanks to getting rid off most of the partition walls, has become an open space on which ther are: a kitchen, a small dining room on a built-in veranda, a living room, a dining room and an office. On the first floor there are three bedrooms and two bathrooms. According to the philosophy of Wabi-sabi, one of the main objectives of the project was to use as many natural materials as possible, walls in the whole house and ceiling joists on the first floor were covered with clay plaster, ceiling joists on the ground floor were left unprotected after being cleaned, floor boards were covered with oil after renovation, the stove on the ground floor was made of hand-made tiles, while the floor tiles in the kitchen come from 1923. An over two hundred-year-old olive tree was planted in the glazed veranda. The project is dominated by influences of Japanese and Brazilian modernism, so among the furniture used in the house we can find designs by Isamu Noguchi, Jader Almeida and unique chairs by Junzo Sakakura. In addition, the project used classic furniture, lamps and accessories from Denmark, the Czech Republic, Poland, Mexico,Italy and Germany. Furniture and accessories designed by Loft-Kolasiński are tables, coffee tables, sofa, TV dresser, library, mirrors, open work screens, beds, chaise lounge, shower cabins, curtain rods, wardrobes, bathroom and kitchen furniture. Photos: Joel Hauck
Looks like this was quite an undertaking!
This Marin County, California compound takes cottage style living to a whole other level of cool. Commune Design left it dark and “woodsy” and I love that because it adds so much drama and a sense of richness to the home. Add in all of the outdoor hangout spaces and you would definitively be spending your days outdoors enjoying the beautiful weather.
I first featured this kitchen back in 2014 and thought it was just about perfect. Kim dropped back in a couple of years later when there had been a slight change but now it’s undergone a stylish renovation, The blue has gone replaced by a sage green (Farrow & Ball’s Green Smoke), the tiles inside the upper cabinets are now a dusty pink herringbone and brass handles complete the look. The perfect kitchen is just a bit more perfect. 6ixteen by Blakes London.
Prepare to be amazed at how funky a Swiss style chalet can get. Studio Shamshiri was commissioned to renovate and restore a 3,500 square-foot Southern Californian estate built by Myron Hunt in 1906. The two-story, single-family dwelling sits on approximately two acres and was one of only fifteen Swiss chalet designed houses built in California during that period. The design concept pays homage to the property’s history, taking notes from the client’s personalities with accents of soft pinks, greens and burgundies. A rich assortment of furniture, textiles and objects strongly influenced by fashion and fantasy completed the character of this home. Photos: Shade Degges
Boutique Melbourne design practice Altereco Design is all about natural materials, efficiency, sustainability and practicality. Whether new build or renovation they create beautiful, unique, practical, liveable spaces.