Displaying posts labeled "Wood"

A modern and elegant apartment in Poland

Posted on Wed, 25 Apr 2018 by KiM

I’m always a fan of style mixin’, and in this apartment in Gdańsk, Poland it starts with some some classic moldings, chevron hardwood floor, a clawfoot bathtub and some exposed brick. This is all modernized in bright white with added built-ins, mirrored walls (storage perhaps?), contemporary furnishings and lighting and some funky tile work. A very dynamic and stunning space designed by Anna Maria Sokołowska. (Photos: Fotomohito)

Lessons learned from grand designs

Posted on Tue, 24 Apr 2018 by midcenturyjo

What do you do when you see a grand space with high end finishes, expensive art and covetable “it” furniture? Do you shake your head and say “Well that’s no good for me. I don’t live in a grand old house and can’t afford any of this.” Do you take note of finishes, how art is hung and stairs built to translate them into your more ordinary home? Does a Casa in Venice become just a colour palette? Or is there the urge to be adventurous, to be bold, to seize your design geist and just go with it, whatever it may be?  I may never live in a space like the  Casa in Campo Santa Maria Formosa in Venice by Massimo Adario Architetto but, oh my, it sets my imagination racing.

Kitchens and more

Posted on Thu, 12 Apr 2018 by midcenturyjo

Why can’t I have this kitchen by Copenhagen-based KBH Københavns Møbelsnedkeri? (You may remember my previous post on them here.) Fabulous bespoke cabinets not to mention those black steel windows and wide plank oak floor. Love. Love. Love. While I’m at it I’ll take the office and that wine fridge under the stairs as well. There’s something so sexy about handcrafted and custom.

Concrete, wood and nature

Posted on Tue, 3 Apr 2018 by KiM

The modern and simple architecture of this home is appealing to my inner minimalist. Add these massive doors and windows opening to a courtyard and this is about as close to heaven as you can get. By Parisian architecture and design firm Le LAD.

(Previous feature on Le LAD here)

Kitchen dreams

Posted on Tue, 27 Mar 2018 by midcenturyjo

Long time readers will know I have a thing for English country kitchens or at the very least modern interpretations of them. Today I’m lusting after something different. Part Scandinavian, part retro, a little bit quirky with loads of personality and the warmth of wood and brass. On top of it all it’s beautifully handcrafted with attention to all the little details I never thought I’d care about. My new favourite kitchen is by Copenhagen-based KBH Københavns Møbelsnedkeri.