This beautiful home in a color palette of grey and white with some hints of color is designed by Charleston-based (United States) interior designer Cortney Bishop. Cortney’s design vision runs the gamut of style and structure, balancing creativity, comfort, and functionality with a dose of modern flair. She attributes her innate ability to mix patterns and hues to her love for travel, art, fashion, and music. Ultimately, the path to interior design became inevitable as Cortney realized she could blend these passions, first with a partner in 2002, and eventually to founding her own interior design firm in 2007.
Today another beautiful apartment in Paris, France! This lofty one-bedroom duplex on Grands-Augustins is designed and fully renovated by A+B Kasha in 2009. The apartment has incredible light and I love the warmth of the wooden floors. In the high ceilings, the original supporting beams are exposed. A custom-designed interior staircase leads from the open living space to a chic bedroom suite above. The 18th century building is both well-maintained and original. The view from the apartment – overlooking the pretty rue Christine – is a special added charm. Good news for those looking for a home in Paris (and a high budget is not a problem): the apartment is for sale!
With this beautiful home interior stylist Mari Strenghielm Nord has created a lovely oasis for her and her family in the Stockholm archipelago. The house originates from the late 1800s and it was important for Mari and her husband Christian that the house would get back to its original appearance. So they searched for a wood burning stove (3rd image) that was from the same era (late1800s). The old tile stove (last image) comes from a stove builder in the Old Town of Stockholm.
This renovated apartment located on the 3rd floor of a historic 17th century private mansion in Paris has some stunning classic style details. I love how these images give a beautiful closeup of the chevron wooden floor, the radiator, the mouldings & paneling and the marble bathroom.
Located in Melbourne, the Bridge House was designed by Australian architect, Robin Boyd in 1954. The building is suspended from a steel framed bridge over a creek, hence the name. Sixty years after it was first built the house was renovated by by architect Stephen Jolson. The result is beautiful: the clean lines combined with the use of natural materials give the interior a modern but warm feel.
Door and window furniture (in Dutch: deur- en raamkrukken) should not only be functional, it is important that they are visually and aesthetically pleasing as well. After all, these fittings are the finishing touch to a home. This is why Dutch manufacturer Intersteel has collaborated with well-known designers to create a collection of high quality door and window furniture that will look beautiful in any home. Together with Intersteel I would like to introduce you to three of these designers, their work and their design philosophy.
Designer Erik Munnikhof (image above) has collaborated with various international brands such as Casala and Kembo. His work is characterized by a clean design. Erik is always looking for, as he puts it, “the optimal mix of aesthetics, ergonomics, ecology, economics, design and functionality.” For Intersteel he designed ‘Dock line’, a collection of door and window handles that is modular which enable the customer to choose between the warmth of walnut, the modern look of stainless steel or the soft feel of synthetic material. The Dock line has recently been awarded with a Goed Industrieel Ontwerp (= Good Industrial Design) award, a Dutch design award that is similar to the American Idea award and the German Red dot award.