Category Archives: INTERIORS

A MIX OF TRADITION & MODERN AESTHETICS ON PAROS

This beautiful home is situated on Paros, a Greek island in the Aegean Sea. The house has some striking features, the stunning sea and harbour view being the most obvious one. But there is also the natural color and material palette which is simple yet warm. Greek studio Stone and Walls is responsible for the design. Their aim was to ensure the simplicity of the region’s architecture and respect the historical and environmental context of the building and its surroundings. Beige cement mortar has been used on the walls and floors which combines beautifully with the timber furnishings and doors. The result is a warm and calming atmosphere throughout the entire home.

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A MODERN SHAKER KITCHEN IN AN OLD UK CATTLE SHED

Today’s post features a kitchen made and designed by UK kitchen & furniture manufacturer deVOL. The kitchen is stunning but what about that beautiful building which used to be an old cattle shed in North Norlfolk, UK! deVOL about this kitchen: “This deVOL Shaker Kitchen is on a big scale, yet it still seems to feel comfortable and homely and has the clever ability to feel both industrial and a little bit country chic. The big extraction unit sits perfectly next to the very domesticated Smeg Victoria range cooker and the grand brass pot filler. It’s the mix of concrete floors, brick walls and soft tones in the wooden worktops and copper sink that make this kitchen such a clever combination. We absolutely love the original artworks that were propped up around the room, these huge landscapes really added to the feeling of being in the wilds near the sea.”

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: THE SOCKET TABLE LAMP BY MENU

When looking at these beautiful images from Elizabeth Heier I immediately noticed that gorgeous table lamp. I love the simple yet stylish design. The lamp, designed by Menu, is a weighty, heavy lamp cast from brass and is designed to sit on a desk, shelf or a nook in the home that needs to be lit. As you can see it is also perfect to be used as a bed side lamp! The Socket Occasional Lamp represents part of a study exploring the boundaries between minimalist sculpture and practical everyday objects by Danish design duo Norm Architects. It is available here here.

Credits & source: images by Elisabeth Heier.

AN INDUSTRIAL IRON CAST SOHO LOFT IN NEW YORK CITY

Tucked away in Soho overlooking lower Manhattan’s skyline, a beautiful cast iron front is included with this landmark early 20th century building that predates steel’s rise to supremacy. With bones to prove its authenticity, this loft is equipped with the original elevator opening directly into the living space appointed with original timber beams and columns, pine lentils above each window and refurbished radiators. New York based firm Becky Shea Design managed the 2,800 square foot full floor renovation that required serious know-how on original architecture and how to refurbish elements they felt were critical to the authenticity of Soho’s design ethos. They salvaged all the brick and timber by carefully chipping away inches of stuko, sandblasted and repainted all of the radiators in a deep space black, introduced new floors, stripped and exposed the stairwell and elevator door to its true steel form, and opened the space to be an adaptable, open concept unit, down from 7 small rooms. Blackened steel compliments the warm natural materials throughout while all of the furnishings were layered in as the build unfolded, including some elements the client procured while traveling.

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THE SURFRIDER: A CALIFORNIA BEACH HOUSE HOTEL

Located on the iconic Pacific Coast Highway in California (USA), across the street from the world-famous Surfrider beach, The Surfrider is a modern California Beach House, inspired by the picturesque Malibu landscape and rich heritage of California surf culture. Personifying Malibu’s historic beach-town community, the complete redesign of the original 1950s-era motel has transformed The Surfrider into a contemporary boutique hotel with 20 rooms that gives guests an unparalleled and elevated visit to Malibu. The Surfrider definitely has set a new standard for relaxed coastal living!

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BEST HOME DECOR ITEMS BY URBAN OUTFITTERS

Their clothes section isn’t my cup of tea but Urban Outfitters has a surprisingly great home decor collection. I especially like their rugs, throws, pillows, bedding and accessories such as mirrors. With the holiday (gift) season in mind I have collected some of favorite items in this post. Above: tufted rug used as wall art | tufted tassel pillow

cotton rug | tassel throw blanket in beige “| amethyst tea light candle holder | pillow cases with border trim

border trim comforter | pillow cases with border trim | tufted tassel pillow in beige | tufted rug used as wall art

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A SCANDINAVIAN APARTMENT WITH A VINTAGE TOUCH

Swedish real estate websites are a great source of inspiration, especially if you have a thing for Scandinavian interiors. Like this lovely Swedish home which was found on Bjufors. In this apartment contemporary elements are combined with classic features such as the ceiling mouldings and the old parquet floor. This, together with the custom built wooden elements and vintage furniture pieces, give character to the home.

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