The first thing you notice in this Norwegian home is that the dominant color is white. At second glance you can see that the use of contrasts between different materials, textures and objects (old and new) makes the rooms lively, despite the limited color palette. The beautiful sofa in the living room (top image) is from Gervasoni, the lamp next to the sofa is from Jieldé.
This is the former home of Georgia O’Keefe in Abiquiu, New Mexico. These images, shot by Brittany Ambridge, were featured in a article about this artist’s home. O’Keeffe rehabilitated the original adobe building at Abiquiu. Influences of her 1950s modern aesthetic can be seen in the century-old structure. Adobe fireplaces and walls, and the viga-and-latilla ceilings are typical of New Mexican Pueblo-style architecture. Little of her art is displayed in the home, in stead things that touched her (such as branches, bones, rocks and other found objects that she scavenged from the landscape) are found in many of the rooms.
This Copenhagen home designed by Norm Architects is full of contrasts. Rustic floors, a large entrance with a classic staircase, natural materials and wooden interior all bring warmth to the light modern style throughout the house. Walls were knocked down to create a more open space. Large windows and white painted walls bring in light.
Sprawling over 500 hectares of beautiful woodland, rolling hills, olive groves and vineyards, Villa Lena in Tuscany, Italy, is much more than just a traditional Tuscan retreat. It is set up as an artist residency and a hotel where art and culture are the heart of the project. This creatively inspiring and serene place, suitable both for individuals and families, offers multiple places to stay and multiple places to rest and enjoy a break. In addition, they run an active program of workshops, lectures and entertainment formed on the basis of the ideas by artists in residence. Guests can stay in apartments or houses which are spread over the estate. Rooms are designed with an emphasis on easy chic, spaces are filled with vintage pieces, recycled furniture and art produced at the residency. For more information you can visit Villa Lena’s website.