When drama and glamourous details are on the menu for a doctor’s second residence. Designed by Chicago’s . This west loop pied-à-terre had to fit the profile: a spunky black-and-white escape with hard candy hits of amethyst throughout. Even 1,800 square feet can’t confine space hell bent on having a good time. The custom wall mural in the dining area holds a few subliminal personal references, but to the naked eye it’s all street grit and ka-pow. The game zone has the electric glow of a purple fluorescent light installation, making Friday night pizza taste better. A space for the kids to bunk, an ethereal master retreat, and Jennifer’s rad geometric marble flooring in the bathroom…
I have all things “kitchen” on my mind. It may be because I am almost finished my own kitchen renovation ( I promise to share photos as soon as it is done) or it may just be that I keep coming across killer kitchens as I surf the net … like these sustainable bamboo beauties by Norwegian . Choose from custom built or door fronts for IKEA carcasses. Perfect!
I spotted his beauty of an apartment on and had to share because it’s not your typical Swedish style of white and pastels. A bit of rust/orange, some black and brass, a bit of mid-century modern, and some bold artwork makes this space unique.
This modern extension by Melbourne architects followed the client’s brief for a sustainable forever home. “The design was approached in this context; to be no bigger than required and enduring … Connection was a theme that encompassed planning and detail. A new informal side entry brings inhabitants and friends directly into the kitchen from the street. The living area joins the parents and kids zones. The expanse of glazing and detailing mitigates the distinction between indoors and out.” Timber beams and columns feature throughout along with shelving reminiscent of plumber’s pipe and scaffolding. Robust, sustainable and tactile.
Photography by Willem-Dirk du Toit.
It’s like I say week after week. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it helps if it’s somewhere stylish. Slate Studio by New York based interior designer .
Photography by Claire Esparros.