I have posted about this eighteenth century apartment in the heart of the Marais in Paris before but as I love the mix of old and new and because I found some new images, here it is again.. This home was renovated recently but designer Margaux Beja managed to retain the charm of the original features while mixing in modern elements. A glass wall separates the living space from the bedroom to let light spread throughout the apartment.
Located on the Greek island of Syros, this beautiful summer home is the vacation home of a family of four and their guests. The slope of the land was respected in the design and construction of the building, making the most of the views and the countryside. The views of the Aegean Sea are one of the main attractions of the house! Greek architects Block722 opted for stone walls which are typical for the region. This way the building is integrated with the environment. Inside, the aesthetics of the Greek islands is present throughout the house with white as the main color and fabrics and natural materials being used for furniture pieces and accessories. The outdoor spaces include two open courtyards shielded from the sun and an open central court suitable for sunbathing and children’s plays.
This beautiful apartment is situated in the famous Montmartre district in Paris. Montmartre, which is a hill of about 130 meters (427 feet, located in the north of Paris in the eighteenth arrondissement, has long been known as the premier artist’s enclave in the city. This home is beautifully decorated in a mix of vintage, industrial and modern furniture pieces and accessories. These elements are especially visible in the kitchen (image below) which its stainless steel cabinets, a vintage Eames and industrial style staircase.
Pender Lea provides summer and winter ski holiday accommodation in the heart of the Snowy Mountains in Australia. Their barn, which is suitable for eleven people, is absolutely stunning. Here you can unplug, reconnect & revive and be close to nature. The barn is infused with the character of the Snowy Mountains, from the stone feature walls to rustic exposed beams, beautiful timber floors and the open fireplace. It is the perfect gathering place for extended family or groups of friends to take time out to relax, enjoy quality time together and create memories to treasure!
Happy New Year! I hope that 2016 will bring you happiness, love and laughter but above all I hope that there will be more peace in this mad world. We will start this brand new year with a virtual visit to Australia to visit this beautiful home owned by artist, farmer and creative director Saskia Folk. The building is a former leather factory in Melbourne dating from 1911. It was renovated more than 20 years ago by interior stylist Lynda Gardener into a three-bedroom, two-bathroom space. The house is filled with Saskia’s collection of art and revived furniture making it a colorful and unique place.
I hope you all have had a wonderful Christmas! Today it is back to business with this beautiful home in Grouse Mountain, North Vancouver (Canada). The house, which has been renovated by Canadian architects Scott & Scott, was originally constructed in the 1950s and was in need of a modern facelift. The client, as well as the architect, has a wish to use natural materials that are finished traditionally. The result is a beautiful combination of old and new and of traditional and modern.
One more day to go until Christmas! Here is some last minute Christmas inspiration to get in the festive mood. Happy Holidays! PS, you can find links to credits and instruction at the end of this post.