Colourful modern maximalism with an eclectic vintage mash-up. Hubert Zandberg – one of my biggest design crushes. Located in London’s Notting Hill, Hubert Zandberg’s 850 square foot rental apartment was a temporary solution whilst he was between homes. Whilst no architectural works were undertaken, bold paint choices and the use of curtains to divide the space up created an atmosphere in which to showcase a curated selection of art, curiosities and furniture from Hubert’s extensive collection…a mix of curiosities from around the world including Paris, London, Berlin and Cape Town along with a mix of Brazilian, mid-century and Brutalist furniture all found a place and resulted in a harmonious space with a modernist maximalist aesthetic.
Far from the basic shelters built for farm labourers on large estates this bothy was the charming home of interior designer John Tanner. Maximalist and traditional in style the tiny cottage shows that small space living does not need to be pared back and sterile. Beautiful, individual and dramatic.
Photography by Christopher Horwood
This 40 m² apartment in Moscow is a flawless example of how to maximize space when there isn’t much to work with. Cartelle Design used a grey base and added bits of colour with a bold AF yellow bed and platform, a red mirror in the hallway and pretty pink tile in the bathroom. High ceilings and large windows across the apartment help to make it feel larger and loft-like. Love this.
I wanted to share another apartment by Lyon-based designer Claude Cartier and this one is at the opposite end of the spectrum from the last post. This one has a definite masculine vibe with hard edges, dark colours and no pink in sight! Black, green and yellow are the colour pallette and are really beautiful and dramatic together. And this one feels “Parisian”.
I had to share another project by Minina Design that caught my eye. I REALLY love that they carried the yellow and grey throughout the 63 sq m apartment which makes everything flow and appear bigger than it is. And that yellow sofa against the graphic wallpaper is so fun!
Photos: Loskutov Mikhail