Serene and sophisticated. A timeless marriage of the contemporary and the traditional. Light, dark. Urban and ethnic. Relaxed and refined. I’m drawn into the creative web of interior designer Gillian Khaw. Imagine this first house as a weekend getaway. I’d never leave.
Fiddlehead Design Group is the Minneapolis interior design firm of Andrea Dixon and Jen Ziemer. I was perusing their website and found a list of their mantras, including the following: Never buy the set—matchy-matchy is nasty-nasty…Leopard, cheetah and zebra are neutrals…Less is more, bigger is better….Start with an amazing painting or a stunning rug—preferably both. Smart ladies! While their style lends itself towards traditional, they add touches like subway tiles, chalkboard walls and bold patterns to give a more modern twist. And I really like this first kitchen – cows and all.
Mike of Hr estudio de interiorismo & inmobiliaria emailed us about a 245 m2 flat he recently completed in the center of Madrid. It had been completely renovated and the transformation is so shocking I had to include a couple of before photos. It is hard to believe it is the same flat. The architectural details are stunning and I love the raised library space. Congrats on a beautiful project Mike!
And here is what the flat looks like now…
Aloha Friday. Is that you I see peeping up on the horizon? That means the weekend isn’t fair away. In the meantime lets jump into photographer crush Graham Atkins-Hughes‘ portfolio and wallow in some of my fav images. Dark and dramatic, always guaranteed to bring a smile to my face.
A confection of classic 19th century era decor, Asian influences, cutting edge contemporary, colour and pattern and a clutter of mementoes. It could be the recipe for a frou frou disaster. Instead it is the inspiring and beautiful home of interior designer Suzy Vissers-Hunt (Suzy Hunt) and her husband, co-founder of Moooi, Casper Vissers in the Dutch city of Breda.