French designer is a magician. Who else can conjure up liquid marble, ripples in stone? At least that is how it seems. It’s art. It’s design. Concept versus reality, poetry versus science. No limits. Just let your imagination run away to his marble bedroom in the Hotel de la Monnaie for AD Intérieurs 2017.
Original materials, historical features (the towers date back to the 16th century), a mix of antiques and a bold contemporary touches. I love the charm. I love the fun. I love the careful consideration that has gone into the restoration of this Spanish farmhouse by London-based interior designer .
Refined yet rustic. Elegant and extraordinary. Let’s throw in the words luxe, historical revival, desert oasis and South West style. Stone and terracotta tile, timber beams and whitest of white render, lush green gardens and stylish outdoor living. A piece of paradise in Arizona’s Paradise Valley by Scottsdale-based .
What I would do to be able to hire an architecture firm as talented as to design me a dream house. Like this one. Somewhat inspired by American Ranch style architecture with its picture windows, gabled rooflines and far-reaching single storey floor plan, the buildings careful orientation encompasses 180 degrees of views whilst protecting the exterior living spaces from prevailing winds that can sweep across the property. The views are part of the design and its aesthetic; they are not borrowed but practically stolen from the surrounding landscape to become part of the interior. This is Ceres House. (Photos: Dean Bradley Photography)
Built in 1830 in the Mexican town of Xucu, Yucatán, this somewhat derelict structure became abandoned in the 1970s and was brought back to life by French designer . Becoming one with the surrounded landscape, it has a story to tell and a new lifetime of memories to make. Via , photos by Michael DePasquale + Martina Maffini