Enter the Loft

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In the previous post I guided you to a New York concept loft, Witness Apartment that is utilised in various creative ways. Today – as promised earlier – I would like to show you another wonderful concept loft. The talented team of The Playing Circle is constantly on the hunt for exceptional artists and craftsmen to bring their finest creations to a unique loft space in the Dutch capital.  Tomorrow is a big day for them, as they are opening the forth edition of The Loft  – again with a carefully curated, refined furnishing. The Loft will be open from the 14th till the 22nd of January 2017, so for those lucky ones of you who are based in Amsterdam or visiting the city these days, I highly recommend to check out this inspiring space at Vijzelstraat 77 III, 1017 HG Amsterdam. (You can see more information about the event on Facebook.)

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A concept design boutique in the heart of NYC

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When writing the previous post I found out about a unique concept loft in New York City that I wanted to present you, because I was pretty sure you would love it.

One year, four transformations, one space reimagined. Witness Apartment is an extraordinary two-bedroom loft in the very heart of New York City which gives the opportunity to one interior designer every three months to fully redesign it, bring in their own style, vision and team up with emerging industrial designers and established furniture brands to fill this huge space. The 2000 square foot concept loft serves as a canvas for exploration for our digital network and project partners, and provides visitors with valuable ideas and inspiration. It is also possible to purchase our favorite piece of design and art. Continue Reading

New York, New York…

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I haven’t written any posts for quite a while as the past few months have been very busy and hectic but in a good way. I spent a couple of months in London, than in Budapest, than in London again, I became a graphic designer (yay!) and have been working on various exciting graphic design projects. I’ve been missing this blog a lot but I just couldn’t find enough time until now.

I hope that even after this long break you’ll still enjoy reading eszterieur.com.

In the last post I showed you a quick and easy DIY idea: decorating any spaces with washi tape. The picture with skyscrapers on it made me think of NYC so I decided to dedicate this post to New York: inspiration, apartments and little NY themed home decor pieces.

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An easy-to-do DIY idea to decorate your wall

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Today I would like to show you a super-cheap way to decorate and revitalize any space of your home: washi tape. With this material you can make a real difference in a room in only a few minutes. You only need to buy enough rolls, have to plan the shapes ahead or do it in a spontaneous way if you are brave and talented enough. In my opinion the most stylish color is black – of course! – but you can purchase the tape in various colors.

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A homely modern house in Melbourne

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Carla Fletcher’s Koala artwork crossed my cyber path again. After seeing it in the Brooklyn home of an Australian couple, I incidentally bumped into it again, this time in a Melbourne house, hence I decided to show you today that home. There are some similarities compared to the previous interior: the above mentioned artworks, Eames chairs, and Australian residents. However the style and general ambiance is very different.

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Quintessentially ‘Brooklyn’

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As I anticipated in the end of the previous post today I show you the home of another Australian family. This home has a completely different style and is on another continent. The two-bedroom Brooklyn apartment of textile artist Maryanne Moodie and her partner Aaron Moodie (a designer for Etsy) is a truly beautiful, very relaxed space with lots of light and plants that make the atmosphere friendly and welcoming. Even though they have been living there for only two years, after Aaron got the opportunity from his employer, Etsy to relocate, the apartment has everything we call quintessentially ‘Brooklyn’.

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The incredible (hi)story of Château de Gudanes

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A few years ago, in 2011 Australian couple Karina and Craig Waters decided to buy a new home, a perfect property for their family in France. After viewing many places – and almost about to give up the hunt – one beautiful day of 2013 the couple’s son spotted on the internet a neglected, falling-down Château situated in a deep valley in the Midi-Pyrénées, in the tiny town of Chateau Verdun. It was exactly what they were looking for: a little bit shabby, rustic, chic chateau. Right at the first visit they fell in love with this absolutely unique property so it soon became theirs. They didn’t know it would change their lives forever.

Obviously, the entire renovation of the abandoned and ruined Château was inevitable as it was not habitable at all, there was no power, plumbing, water, not to mention the terrible condition of the walls in every room. All these challenges could not discourage Karina and her family, in fact they had a very strong desire to bring this once magnificent home back to life.
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Claire Basler’s Nonpareil Home

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I stumbled upon the fantastic oeuvres of well-known French artist, Claire Basler a few years ago in an Elle Decor magazine displaying her previous home&studio and some of her paintings. Back at that time she lived in a former schoolhouse converted to a home&studio in Les Ormes, right outside of Paris. I fell in love with her delightful floral paintings as well as the interior itself. I haven’t foreseen she can further enhance the visual joy in her new home but she could, definitely. When I saw the lovely and creative walls of Hotel Henriette in the previous post I thought about Claire’s wonderful murals and decided to show you over her current home today.

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Monsieur Bleu in Paris

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In the previous blog post you could see the high-end home of French architect Joseph Dirand (designer of glamorous boutiques around the world, such as Chloé in Paris, Alexander Wang in Beijing, and Pucci in New York, just to name a few). As I promised, today I show you over another masterpiece of this talented interior designer: Monsieur Bleu, a restaurant in Palais de Tokyo in Paris where one can not only enrich with a culinary but also an artistic experience. Just like in most of his works, Dirand combined in this project of 2013 too minimalist details with luxurious materials, classical elements with contemporary ones; and created a heady mix on a grand scale. The result is low-key, intangible, cool and minimal; open and particular, lively and intimate at the same time. This cosmopolitan restaurant was named after a fictional character, M. Bleu, who had been imagined as a cultivated, elegant, mysterious and suave bourgeois gentleman. This fictional character ‘guided’ Diran when designing the grandiose interior of the restaurant. He managed to create an absolutely timeless, offbeat and elegant ambiance.
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Joseph Dirand’s High-End Home

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Joseph Dirand is one of the most esteemed interior designers of our days. Given that his father, Jacques Dirand has been at least as revered in his field – interior photography – as his son, this French architect had developed, formed, polished his peerless style since childhood. In this post I would like to demonstrate how to pair luxury and minimalism at the highest level possible: The parisian apartment of Dirand is an incredibly high-end interior in which – without any exaggeration – every single piece of furniture and object is placed purposefully, every color and material is chosen thoughtfully – half-baked, random styling can never cross his door-step.
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