I know it’s only Tuesday. The week has just begun but I have a hankering to get away, to pack my suitcases and check into a luxury hotel awash with as much nostalgia as design cred. Muted greens, browns and golden hues, mid century vibes, warm wood mixed with rattan (it’s even on the hallway ceiling) and a sense of good times, good living and simple elegance. I’m checking into Copenhagen’s by London-based design duo . I’ll meet you in the bar.
San Francisco designer calls this “New York minimalism meet Berkeley funk”. Here’s the scoop on this inspiring project: Recent East Coast transplants wanted a sparse, white backdrop for their expansive art collection, as well as an authentic design response to their mid-century home, with its bay views, exposed wood beams and original 1960’s cast concrete fireplace. Vibrant colors, handcrafted fixtures and modern furniture take cues from each installation, unifying the space and meshing art with life. I really dig this house. Everything about it architecturally is awesome, and then Alison kept the basics all in bright white so you can really change things up easily by swapping out the art/cushions/accent chairs etc. (Architecture: Photography: )
It’s an all too familiar scenario. An iconic mid century home (in this case with interiors by A. Quincy Lisanes and Billy Haines) had been “developed” so that what remained bore little resemblance to its former glory. Enter Jane Hallworth and her team who set about “… restoring the architecture and interior palette back to an homage of earlier iterations under the auspices of these two design masters. Together, with an exacting client, we curated a furniture collection that would befit one of the most prestigious houses in Los Angeles without trying to pastiche or erode the original design intentions.” A truly stellar renovation, Brody by .
This Los Angeles mid century house by Lisahn Lautner had, in the words of , “slipped off the radar” and fallen into disrepair. Their sensitive renovation addressed structural issues, replaced glass, stripped the interior down to the original red concrete floor, added new cabinetry, addressed the leaking roof and reinstated the original carport. A wonderful new life guaranteed for this 1948 gem.
Photography by Laure Lisaliet
I wanted to share another project by because I am smitten with Lindsay’s work. This one has a mid-century vibe and includes a deeper accent colour palette, some black for drama and not as much wallpaper. LOVE this home too.