A holiday home in the Mexican city of San Miguel De Allende by PPAA (Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados) looks inward on a series of patios. A study of voids and 3D spaces the house is not so much introspective as it is oasis and retreat. A fascinating study of light and shade, solid and void, public and private.
Imagine owning a turn of the century working barn tucked away in a canyon, nestled in the foothills. Now imagine converting it into a comfortable three-bedroom retreat from the city while retaining much of its original form, character and history. Think modern aesthetic with a raw palette. Canyon Barn by Seattle based design studio mwworks.
It’s like I say week in week out. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it helps if it’s super stylish. Spa La Maison Evidens de Beauté by Emmanuelle Simon.
This, friends, is the most perfect cottage ever. Mountain Cottage in Cashiers, NC. Designed by Basic Projects. Our whole office called this cottage ‘The Dream’. Our clients are some of our favorites we’ve ever worked with – not only did they have impeccable taste, they have an amazing view on life and had collected so many little gems to include in the decor – they made this project as fun and easy as it gets. They told us they wanted an “english cottage in the NC mountains”… so with that, we did not fear lots of pattern, plenty of frames and books to cozy up with by the double sided wood burning fireplace and materials that were “family friendly” so the kids could walk through with muddy boots – all staples in the English countryside.
Photos (and most light fixtures) by Urban Electric Co.
Juniper Tedhams originally trained as a painter and it tells. Considered composition, her use of light as yet another design element. Her next move into antiques honed her curatorial eye, informed her furniture selections. The final move into interior design was a given. Restrained, elegant, sophisticated.