One of the kitchens shown in the previous post caught my attention twice as much, as I knew I have seen it somewhere before. After a little investigation on the internet I found again this fabulous, (almost) all white Finnish house with that kitchen. I first saw this beautiful pure white home last year and I found its calm and peaceful ambiance very inspiring. Even though I would not choose to live on the long term in a monochrome home (because I prefer to pop some fine light colors in my interior, never too much, but just a little), I would still call it a ‘dream home’, definitely!
When I was writing the previous post about intimate terraces I again bumped into a photo of a lovely terrace that is part of a splendid loft in Amsterdam. Not only because I absolutely worship lofts but also because the Jordaan is one of my favorite neighborhoods in Amsterdam, I decided to show you over this fantastic home in the following post. So here we go…
Today I brought you a gorgeous two-storey Spanish Colonial Revival-style house in Los Angeles to demonstrate how original architectural details can be in perfect harmony with contemporary furnishing and pop art. This beautiful home with a peculiar Tuscan/Spanish vibe consists of eight bedrooms, a pool, and a garden bursting with pudgy pomegranates, glossy avocados, a regal fig tree, wild strawberries and an organic vegetable patch complete with a selection of herbs. Its two owners – a couple with Canadian roots – completely renovated the house before moving in. They kept the original details but perked the interior up with pop art pieces, design classics, and other contemporary furnishing hence creating an amazing home. Continue Reading
Finnish American Eero Saarinen (1910- 1961) is one of the most famous architects and industrial designers of the 20th century. The simple, sweeping, arching structural curves characterizing his pieces cannot be mistaken for anything else. Even though he was a great architect as well, Saarinen is mostly known for his iconic furnitures. The most popular ones were “Womb” chair and ottoman (from 1948), the “Womb” settee (from 1950), side- and armchairs (from 1948–1950), and of course the “Tulip” or “Pedestal” group (from 1956), which featured side- and armchairs, dining, coffee and side tables, as well as stool. All of his chairs are produced by Knoll furniture company, founded by Hans Knoll (who married by the way Saarinen family friend Florence (Schust) Knoll).
When I found those nice Saarinen redo-s on Chairloom’s website while writing the previous post (see the image below) I knew I would dedicate this post to him, because I admire his oeuvre so much.
Hanne and Søren Berzant’s home near Copenhagen has always been a perfect example of Nordic aesthetics. Their 280 m2 turn-of-the-century apartment was refined, simple yet luxorious, bright and airy, the dominant colours, textures and materials were all natural. All the rooms were tastefully decorated with a Scandinavian touch of course. She and her family has recently moved to a villa in the north of Copenhagen and even though you can feel it is not 100% ready yet, the designer’s excellent taste has already appeared in every corner. Hanne is a designer and owner of a gorgeous Danish brand By Nord so no surprise we can always find quite some strategically placed By Nord products around their house.
As I explained it on the ‘About Page‘, the very first post on this blog will be about the stunning Soho loft of the internationally acclaimed artist Michele Oka Doner.
Her artistic production – encompassing sculpture, public art, furniture, jewelry and functional objects – is fueled by a lifelong study and appreciation of the natural world, from which she derives her formal vocabulary. She has always tried to speak the language of the cosmos hence being a sculptural interpreter of nature’s vast lexicon. Michele is not only a beautiful and uniquely mysterious artist, but she can also be called a loft pioneer as she and her family moved to their massive industrial space in the Soho almost thirty-five years ago – at a time when lofts were still uncharted territory. This grandiose and extraordinary property provided enough space for her work as well as for her family (she is a mother of two). The natural colors, materials and shapes used in the apartment are in perfect harmony with her pieces of art inlaid all around in the space. The pictures show clearly that Michele has a lot of talent in blurring boundaries between art, design and architecture. Continue Reading