Displaying posts labeled "Wood"

Earth tones in a Paris apartment

Posted on Mon, 17 Feb 2020 by KiM

Wow. WOW. It’s spaces like these that make me crave earth tones sooooooo much. Shades of white, cream, brown and black make for such a warm, easy-on-the-eye atmosphere. Paris designer Émilie Bonaventure of BE Attitude created an absolute masterpiece with this apartment in the 9th arrondissement. Those curved windows and doors are such a dream.

Photos from BE Attitude and by Asa Liffner from Living

An English Arts & Crafts home

Posted on Mon, 20 Jan 2020 by KiM

Back at you with more from Nina Farmer and this 1904 Arts & Crafts home outside of Boston that thankfully has most or its original woodwork still intact (and looking mighty fine!). The problem was the kitchen had renovated previously and needed a serious makeover. Nina went art deco with it and the result is one of the most beautiful and unique kitchens I have ever seen.

Photos: Paul Raeside

Sunday dining at a restaurant

Posted on Sun, 8 Dec 2019 by KiM

Sunday dinners are typically help at my parents’ house as an excuse to get the family together. And I welcome the one day a week (aside from pizza night) where I don’t have to cook. But if I didn’t have my mom’s cooking to look forward to, dinner out would be a sweet alternative. And maybe in Seattle at Samara – a wood-fueled bistro designed by Mutuus StudioInside, rich earth tones dominate, bringing to mind a tranquil wooded understory. Dark-stained oak paneling and wainscoting wrap a portion of the space and the bar front, while the balance of the space features a section of the building’s original firewall that was revealed during construction. The firewall is composed of framing timber turned on its side, and now provides a subtle homage to the cooking method of choice. Seating for 30 is handled through a mix of seating groups featuring anti-tip tables topped with wood recycled from old piers, and a leather banquette. A chef’s counter, finished in soapstone, seats an additional six guests. Copper cladding wraps the area above the grill features a rich patina, and hand-made Danish brick, embedded with fused glass, surrounds the grill to create a delicate dance of firelight. 

Photos: Kevin Scott

On the edge

Posted on Thu, 28 Nov 2019 by midcenturyjo

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.

Contemporary rustic in the kitchen

Posted on Fri, 25 Oct 2019 by midcenturyjo

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