I’ll say it once.
I’ll say it twice.
Have to go to work on the weekend?
The office better be nice.
Like these offices in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris by .
As much as I like an almost minimalist neutral room, a zen like space with rich textures and desaturated hues, deep down my heart belongs to colour and pattern and details. Now if I could just live in this Brooklyn Heights Designer Showhouse room by life would be just about perfect.
What is it with all Parisian designers consistently rocking my world?!?! Here is a new-to-me designer and snippets from several of his fabulous projects. He experiments with color, creates surprising melanges and masters the use of light. His experience at the French architecture studio of Dominique Perrault and his formative years at Polytechnic University of Milan, enabled him to achieve the perfect balance between lyricism and milanese sophistication, austerity and purity. Fabrizio Casiraghi redefines a free modernity that isn’t opposed to the past but rather incorporates historical references, a discrete ambiance and a taste for the intimate while also being daring with bold combinations and through the imaginative use of light and space. Casiraghi delights in overturning the codes of interior design with surprising contrasts: neon light with ancient mirrors, precious fabrics with industrial resin, and antique furniture with extravagant plant displays, always with a seductive harmony and an invitation to travel, sometimes calm, sometimes exotic.
Russian duo Nadya and Givi Ananiev of eponymous design firm have created a colourful, elegant apartment with urban sophistication. A wall of windows may lead the eye out to the views but it’s the blue colour palette that makes it bright and breezy. A distinct mid century vibe as well as statement custom pieces add the glamour and style.
Imagine a 3o’s era Tudor style home in Seattle and light and bright are not the first words that spring to mind. This Seattle home redesigned by is a modern yet timeless family home, simple yet elegant, refined and relaxed. Oh and full of beautiful light.
Photos by Alex Hayden