“The home is a rich layering of textures; the sleek plaster walls of the house are striking against the lush green setting of a Napa vineyard. Clean and modern, the home is given a warmth and depth by a material palette that starts by pairing concrete, still holding in its texture the character of the forms that made it, with soft upholstery and bright pops of color. A tight-grain wood maintains the simplicity of the palette while inviting in more complex warmth and depth, and allowing the more rustic details of the project to stand out without overpowering a project that remains distinctly modern in its feel.”
Photography by Joe Fletcher
I have always dreamt about having a cabin on a lake somewhere on the outskirts of Ottawa to spend weekends enjoying nature and the quiet of the country life. This cabin may not have much going on in the interior (which is typically what you get from an architect’s portfolio), but it is breathtaking in its simplicity. I would absolutely maintain a minimalist approach with this space and keep the colour palette neutral with some pastel accents. You know, that Scandi vibe. You basically have to with all that pine. By Montréal-based Atelier Pierre Thibault.
“A compact two-story hillside mid-century received an extensive and thoughtful remodel; the only original elements to survive are the burnished block central fireplace core and the steel beams and window frames.”
Intricate details such as screens and scones were replicated and architectural materials carefully chosen. Think custom tiles, Western Red Cedar for ceilings, rift-sawn White Oak and all the modern conveniences such as a screening room. Hey it’s L.A. after all! Hill House V by The Archers.
Bucolic bliss with just the slightest touch of boho in Bedford, NY by Virginia Tupker Interiors. Tupkert, who has worked for House & Garden, Vogue and Vogue Living has a passion for textiles which she uses deftly as a counterfoil to the rustic stone and old boards in this old carriage house. It’s rough yet refined, cosy yet chic. The perfect country getaway without the country kitsch.
Photography by Mikkel Vang