Before I get into this post, just a quick note of apology for the outages that keep happening with the blog. Our blog host is upgrading their servers and apparently there’s nothing we can do. So frustrating! Hopefully this will be over very soon. 🙁 Back to this post which is a wonderful distraction from all of that. A big thanks to for sharing this project of her with us. Here are the details: The customer had a long-nurtured dream of a new studio for her counselling. It all started from the recent redesign of the Yoga room under my direction that pushed the customer to fulfilling her dream as soon as possible. The only request was the functionality – the presence of kitchen, reception and tea room, massage room adjacent to a shower room and the room for Aura-Soma consultations with a special rack. And the budget was the only limit. The colour scheme of the massage room is the Desert Rose (Paint and Paper Library) shade. The kitchen-living room area was originally designed in a cold colour set, but during the project implementation we decided to change it for the warm one, more comfortable for perception and allowing for relaxation: the walls in the vestibule and the kitchen are of Regency Fawn (Little Greene) shade, furniture in the kitchen– Georgetown (Paint and Paper Library) shade. The key element in the Aura-Soma room is the rack with the illumination, designed by Olga Fradina Interior Design, that contains the bottles of oil for this special type of colour and aroma therapy created by the Englishwoman Vickie Wall 20 years ago. The walls are of Dutch and Scottish sky shade – Hague Blue and Inchyra Blue (Farrow & Ball). One of the key decorative elements in the massage room is the niche decorated on the back wall with the printing of clouds printed on canvas from Olga’s photo and the fluorescent inscription “Be Free”. I love everything about this – the warm colours used, the unique kitchen design, the simple wood banquette, the copper/neon niche…
After having watched the dearly departed Anthony Bourdain’s Layover episode in Paris while eating dinner last night, and seeing such a beautiful space like this apartment in le Jardin des Tuileries, I could totally see myself living it up in that incredibly unique city. (And I speak French!) did a wonderful job adding some understated elegance here. And that multi-coloured set of Gubi beetle chairs has me totally sold.
When simplicity is key. I think having a minimalist summer cottage would be an amazing thing. This beauty is by . Scandic-Bohemian feels and barefoot luxury is found in this renovated and modernized coastal home in a quiet and secluded corner of Denmark, where Japanese zen aesthetics and danish cottage style charm come together, boasting subtle, nordic luxury and eclectic design elements.
I’m almost at a loss for words. This home in Wentworth-Nord, Québec designed by Montréal architect is so incredibly beautiful from the outside in. Most of the wood and stone throughout the house are reclaimed and are what really make this home special. Alongside the concrete floors, plaster walls and crittall windows, it is a winning combination. Bonus points for the dark stained wood adding in some moody drama. This is everything I love. (Photos: )
People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. They can, though, place beautiful slabs of it throughout its interior for us to “oooh” and “aaah” over. Dark and moody meets sophisticated and chic, tailored, polished and precise. The Glasshouse by Sydney-based .