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Eclectic elegance in España

Posted on Wed, 19 Sep 2018 by midcenturyjo

A total refurbishment of this central Madrid apartment is all about the art of mixing. Mixing styles, periods, materials and colour.  From the crisp white salon with its mid century vibes and turquoise accents to the earthy wicker of the dining room to the dashes of bold pattern throughout, it’s fresh and fabulous, chic and sharp. El Viso by interior architect .

A renovated mansion in Rhode Island

Posted on Tue, 18 Sep 2018 by KiM

Here is how you take a mansion (I will take any mansion, any time) and make it look absolutely fabulous without it being ostentatious. A casual beachfront beauty where art is key, located in Watch Hill, Rhode Island designed/architected by .

Photos: Stephen Kent Lisahnson

Living large in Bel Air

Posted on Fri, 14 Sep 2018 by KiM

Dream home alert!!! All that space, those windows, that view!!! , known for their fresh, sophisticated and unpretentious style, is delivering on all fronts in this gorgeous Bel Air home. (A previous feature on their work can be found here).

Have have many dear readers of the blog who have followed us for years and years. Shirley is one of them. I featured her B&B ( in L’Orignal, about an hour drive east of Ottawa) back in 2012. Alot has happened since then as I learned in an email from Shirley the other day and it was so moving I had to share.

Lots has happened in the past years , I almost died last year because of a vicious immune system disease , and I was kind of told if the chemotherapy does not work for me , I might have 3 to 12 months left. Did not take that and went to do my own research and found out to fast again, meaning water fasting for days at the time, to give my body the chance to heal itself through Autophagy. To make a long story short , I did it instead of dying or staying ill on heavy meds for the rest of my life I am off all meds and healthier then ever before.

My story is here just in case you know somebody who wants to help themselves: , 

But why I am telling you all of this is , I had an art exhibition coming last year when I was at my worst, but the pieces I created were some of the best work I have done in my 45 year career as an artist. All black and grey. Now I needed the perfect back ground to display them in a way that satisfies my message. So I decided to flip our B&B living room from all white with chrome accents to all black with copper and gold accents.
Her artwork is breathtaking and really quite moving, and the redecorated space works so well to show it off. Congrats on beating this horrible disease Shirley, for creating such wonderful pieces of art, and for sharing with us.

It has been a while since I shared a project by New York City interior designer . The first time it was a beachy, country vibe and now it’s contemporary and timeless where art plays a major role in this Madison Square Park apartment. Gorgeous!

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