I wish summer would last forever. To sit here at my computer with the window open and listen to the birds, traffic (LOL), and enjoy the cool breeze. To see green outside instead of white and brown. I could just move into a traditional Mediterranean villa such as this one and all would be right with the world. (I would have to add a bit of black and more modern and industrial touches to it though). Via Micasa.
I now want to pack up the cats and move to the Brazilian rainforest thanks to Carlos Motta.
I’ve got another small apartment for you designed by Brazilian architect Alan Chu and Cristiano Kato (see previously featured apartment here). This one has 2 of my favourite design elements – flat black and raw/rustic looking wood. And they work SO WELL together. The kitchen tile is very odd but it’s growing on me – likely because it’s such an unexpected element with the rest of the apartment. I could absolutely live here.
Step inside this black clad house designed by Danish firm Wienberg Architects and you enter a still world, a series of spaces that are calm and zen like. A carefully curated collection of colour and materials, black and white, concrete and wood veneer, strokes the senses. Soft and hard, warm and stark. Beautiful details only emphasis the simplicity.
Susanna Cots is an interior designer from Barcelona and this home is her creation. A skin made of wood that transversally crosses the housing is Susanna Cots‘ “leitmotiv” to develop this interior design project, the home in Barcelona of two book lovers. The starting point of the housing is located in its central nucleus where the dining room’s ceilings are dressed in wood that, at the same time, shapes the furniture that holds the TV and a bioethanol fireplace. This wooden wrapping continues across the ceiling and separates the living and the water areas inside and outside, and is subtly bathed in natural light in the bathrooms. The warm area reaches the suite defining the sleeping area and finally becoming the bed head. I really love the idea of a feature that carries from one space to the next. There’s something very inviting about that… it’s like an invisible force guiding you. And in this case it seems to act as a blanket. What a beautiful home.