Minimal, sleek, modern, neutral, simple. la SHED Architecture is one of my favourite architecture firms. They take the beauty of the Canadian landscape, and showcase it with clean, simple designs that blur the lines of interior and exterior regardless of the season. This home on Lac Saint-Pierre in Trois-Rivières, Québec is simply beautiful.
Respect to all those designers out there who appreciate original architectural details and attempt to maintain the history of a home. Such as San Francisco firm Landed Interiors & Homes. The renovation of this classic 1936 home included a reimagining of a cluster of small rooms that were no longer functional. We opened up the kitchen to the dining room and backyard, utilizing a view from the front of the house extending to the back yard and reconfigured the connection to the ground level, addressing the floor plan of bedrooms and bathrooms on both levels. The transformation has an incredible feeling of openness that wasn’t there before. We were careful of the original architectural details, installing new windows and doors that matched the old style, repeating arches in the openings, and keeping original trim where possible. The original vaulted living room was enhanced with updated furnishings from different eras to reflect the client’s eclectic taste, from contemporary to mid-century to antique pieces. Our choices for both furniture and interior finishes were motivated by the vintage Storybook architecture, which is British-influenced and calls for classic materials that are of solid quality.
Photography: Haris Kenjar
This art-filled Georgian Revival home in Charlotte, North Carolina was designed to be family friendly and is so warm, comfortable and casual. Style was not compromised here, and I am particularly smitten with the simple, Parisian café vibe of the kitchen. The home has a subtle beachy, Caribbean vibe. By interior designer Barrie Benson.
From terracotta tiles to rustic beams, from smooth plaster walls to rough stone Villa Bonazza by Florence-based interior designers Matos-Herzog is a timeless beauty. Classic yet contemporary, warm and inviting yet strong and rugged. As for the colour palette think salted caramels. Rich, smooth and unctuous. By the way Bonazza is “looker” in Italian.
I cannot imagine living this close to the ocean. How incredible would these views be in person?!?! This is the iconic Butterfly House originally designed by Frank Wynkoop in 1950. Many bland renovations since, Jamie Bush was hired on by the current homeowners to give it a total restoration with major upgrades to bring it back to its organic roots. What a dream home!
Photos: Douglas Friedman