I have been having heart palpitations since coming across the website of kitchen company Cuisines Steam from nearby Montréal. Foodies and design enthusiasts Brigitte Boulanger and Jean Côté joined forces and passions to create these absolutely stunning modern kitchens with streamlined cabinetry in black, white and wood. Epically staged and photographed to boot! Their site is one I am bookmarking and hopefully one day can call them up when I tire of my current kitchen (and can hopefully make it larger).
Crisp, contemporary lines in classic black and white. A modern kitchen in classic black and white with a hint of the tradition in the bay window and shutters. I often overlook those little socks on bentwood chairs and stools but don’t they pop in this space. PRK Residence in Melbourne by Biasol: Design Studio.
It’s no secret that Li and I are very partial to a church conversion and this Methodist Chapel conversion is so sweet and very clever. One of my biggest complaints of this sort of re-design is that the beautiful, tall windows are often unceremoniously chopped in half by the second floor. In this case the upper rooms are tucked in under the roof. The Chapel on the Hill, in Forest-in-Teesdale, England by Evolution Design is available as a holiday home for up to 7 guests. I can feel a virtual road trip on the cards? Meet you in church?
(And in case you hadn’t realised it was a winner in the UK Property Awards 2015-2016.)
Someone yesterday left a comment that it seems just about EVERY post highlights work that showcases only white walls and themes. I would like to prove this person wrong with this post of spaces by Australian interior designer Cameron Liber. Only featuring a few white walls. “Three words dominate my designs: comfort, relaxation, and elegance. My aim is that every room in the house has an over-all look and feel of comfort and relaxation with certain panache – a touch of the unexpected but always being very polished.”
The serenely beautiful, plant filled house shared by Li on Sunday (here… swoon) belongs to stylist and art director Liza Giles and her architect husband. It’s easy to see that she worked for Designers Guild for many years. That lovely green, the freshness, the botanicals. I couldn’t help myself. I had to share a little more of her work with Tricia Guild. Simply lovely.