An Airbnb in Prague

Posted on Thu, 26 Jul 2018 by KiM

Bára is devoted reader of our blog from the Czech Republic (or Czechia) and dabbles in interior design as a hobby. She recently completed this project and I had to share because it’s the cutest little pad, the colours she chose are stunning, and I’d love to stay here! I recently remodelled (on a tight budget) this small apartment in an Art Nouveau building in Prague to serve as an airbnb. We had to leave the kitchen cupboards and bathroom without major changes, but at least applied black “sticker” on the fridge and backsplash tiles. It’s so cozy and I love the drama of the dark wall colours and the mural. Find the listing .

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Scandinavian modern in Texas

Posted on Thu, 26 Jul 2018 by KiM

Scnadinavian modern with a touch of farmhouse style in this bright and charming townhouse in Austin, Texas. This modern farmhouse mixes Scandinavian driven design with midcentury modern and bohemian accents. The color palette was inspired by two abstract paintings in the living room. Since the downstairs is open concept, we decided on a timeless white palette, while also adding pops of color in the 10′ x 10′ bookcase and wallpaper on the first floor. Each room is intended to communicate to other parts of the house so we thread through classic and clean finishes and materials like marble, brass, shaker panels, and matte hickory pecan flooring. The tongue and groove feature wall also hides a bathroom and storage closets, while also adding a touch of a “farmhouse” feel throughout the home and on the porch. Interior design: ; Architecture: Michael Hsu; Photos:

A ranch in white

Posted on Tue, 24 Jul 2018 by KiM

What a dreamy ranch this is! By San Francisco firm . Hupomone Ranch is an original 160-acre homestead located in the Chileno Valley, just three miles west of downtown Petaluma. The ranch had been fallow for over 30 years and the owners, a young family with three children, wanted to build a barn house that would reflect their commitment to sustainable farming, draw on the natural serenity of the site and build on the sense of place in western Petaluma where farming and ranching are still a part of people’s daily lives. The site has a wonderful balanced quality to it, and the simple grounded form of the barn is sited to compliment this setting and capture the long views to the coastal range beyond. Set into the more opaque north side, the entry provides shelter tucked under the loft above and frames a view through the house to the meadow beyond. The light-filled living area opens up to the long view south and gathers the bedrooms and kitchen to either side. The kitchen has slide away windows that open directly to the garden.

A renovated 1950’s ranch in Denver

Posted on Tue, 24 Jul 2018 by KiM

I had to share another jewel of a project from Denver architecture and construction firm . This single level 1950’s ranch was transformed into a 2 story beauty on the inside and out and has a seriously funky mid-century vibe. THAT KITCHEN THO’!!! Such a genius move to take the tile all the way down the wall and across the floor. Spacious, fun and fabulous storage throughout.

And more from Design Platform here and here

An architect’s 1960’s home

Posted on Sun, 22 Jul 2018 by KiM

This home is WILD! This is what you get when an architect in the 60’s designs himself a house. One of the great post-war Modern houses in London, Housden House was designed and built by architect Brian Housden for himself and his family between 1963-65. Presented to the market in beautifully original condition, this is the first time that the house has been available for sale. The concept is a clear demonstration of Housden’s understanding of pioneering European modernism, sharing many principles with the Rietveld Schröder House in Utrecht and Pierre Chareau’s Maison de Verre in Paris. The façade, a mix of protruding concrete platforms and glass bricks, belies the scale of the house, which is best captured from the rear. The back of the house is almost completely glazed with glass bricks, flooding the internal space with a warm westerly light at every level. The house is in fascinatingly original condition, having been lovingly maintained by the Housden family throughout its history. You can read all of the details as this house is for sale on (and now under offer).