Steel, timber and glass float on the edge, hovering above the trees. Outside it appears to be a simple pavilion but step to the side on you see its two storeys sit on a monolithic concrete base. The simplicity of line and materials continues inside with a distinct Scandinavian feel. Not surprising as it is a private summer house high above Torsbyfjärden outside Stockholm. Aspvik by Andreas Martin-Löf Arkitekter.
From the board formed concrete walls and the concrete encaustic tiles to the simple plywood cabinets topped with sleek and seamless stainless steel counters this kitchen by Taylor + Taylor is a stylish example of contemporary rustic. Rough against smooth, complex pattern against plain this small but well designed kitchen is definitely not your run of the mill, ho-hum heart of the house. The designers are favourites of mine. You can see the kitchen that gave me the blues here.
Photos by Tiffany J Photography
I really have no words for how absolutely breathtakingly beautiful this Paris apartment is. The decor and art is not quite to my taste but forget all that would you and CHECK OUT THE CEILING!!! AND THE FLOOR! AND THOSE ARCHED GLASS DOORS!!!! A total dream. Designed by Isabelle Stanislas.
This is a modern take on a mountain retreat in Montana but if you look closely you’ll find cabin-esque touches like plaids in pillow and upholstery and artwork featuring landscapes and wildlife (LOVE the bear). Wonderfully executed by Kelly Hohla.
(Architect: Shay Zak Architecture, Contractor: Vineyard Custom Homes, Photographer: Matthew Millman)
“The Beldi is a converted loft space in the heart of Shoreditch, east London, overlooking St Leonard’s Church and its surrounding treetops. The light and open plan of the space reflects its history as a shoe factory, and the patterned use of handmade Beldi tiles is used to delineate the space within. Simplicity and craft come together in this verdant volume, forming an oasis from the urban jungle below.”
I believe I have found my dream home … by Chan and Eayrs.