Raw yet warm

Posted on Tue, 20 Feb 2018 by KiM

Because there is nothing hotter than the combination of concrete, velvet and black.
With a humble and intimate approach to the interior, Nærvær is formed by a casual atmosphere with small spaces and niches for guests to enjoy. With an interior design defined by an array of stone, wood and metal, the materials are all natural and have deliberately been altered in order to create dark and industrial surfaces that matches the mood of the place. This conscious focus on tactility brings a warm, material richness to the interior that naturally compliments the raw concrete walls and industrial framework of the space. By .

Nothing beats neutrals

Posted on Mon, 19 Feb 2018 by KiM

Hey dear readers. The blog redesign is taking a bit longer than expected so in the meantime Lisa and I will share a post here and there so you don’t forget about us, and because we are frankly going through withdrawal. I guess that is what posting daily for over 11 years does to you. I came across this Los Angeles home this morning by Alexandra and Michael Misczynski of  and had to share because I am dying over the earthy, rustic, neutral feel of the spaces.

A fresh and colourful take on traditional

Posted on Tue, 13 Feb 2018 by KiM

Bright yellow walls, grahic patterned curtains and stripes add some pretty bold and playful touches to this other wise fairly traditional home in California. Julie Goldman of took things up a notch. Several notches really.

More from Julie here in case you missed it

A renovated Paris apartment

Posted on Tue, 13 Feb 2018 by KiM

I am hopelessly in love with this 110m² apartment in Paris’ 9th arrondissement. It makes me desperately want to collect some beni ourain rugs (that I’ve been avoiding forever because they don’t mix well with cat barf), hang a black shag rug on a wall, get husband to build some built-ins and paint them a bold colour, paint a tree mural, get another cat but this time a black and white that’s floofy, have some steel and glass walls built somewhere for something…. By . (Photos: Bertrand Fompeyrine & Guillaume Loyer)

I am smitten with the neon yellow detail on the top of the baseboards. So subtle and awesome. Also cool how it ties into the bedding below. 

Quirky with colour and pattern

Posted on Mon, 12 Feb 2018 by KiM

I continue to be in awe of the creativity and eclectic use of pattern and colour of . This home is no exception. A lovely, colourful project for a young gentleman on the very picturesque Hillgate Place. Moorish influences, interesting textures and bold colours were used to add character and authenticity to this quirky Notting Hill townhouse.

Check out previous features of Studio Duggan here, here and here