Living areas

OWI: American Outfitters

These two photos of a 70’s villa are uber-minimal/sparse, but the other shots show a quirky side. Refurbished by interior architects Renaud De Poorter and Femke Holdrinet, the home still has the bones of the original build, but the updates make it feel thoroughly modern and livable. It’s quite the showpiece.

Photography: Verne

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Inspiration: Ranjana and Naeem Khan’s Soho loft

There’s quite a few fetching things about this living area in Ranjana and Naeem Khan’s Soho loft, the least of which is the (still) lovely Pouf Capitonne that we’ve featured before. Considering the super-wide/super-low green sofa and the many modern classics (see below), it’s sort of surprising to see the peach/rose undertones in the curtains and carpet. Talk about a color that most of us wouldn’t think of, peach is it. Just goes to prove that sometimes unlikely color combinations work well, so widen your color horizons the next time you’re considering updating a room.

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Anita Calero’s Loft

I’ve been seeing some of these shots around on other blogs and it reminded me of the story I initially saw on LoftLife. Often I veer towards a minimal aesthetic, where I’ll pack away all the knicknacks and thingamajigs I’ve acquired over the years, only to run across photos like these which remind me of how nice a home is when it tells a story. I mean that in a ‘collect-stuff-that-you-love’ sort of way, not in an ‘I-hired-a-designer’ sort of way, does that make sense? I think sometimes it’s hard to tell in interiors magazines which way that pendulum swings, but in the case of Anita Calero’s loft, it just seems obvious that it’s all her. Her stuff, her likes, her collections. (Watch someone tell me she hired a designer.)

That’s enough of my rambling. Click ‘Read More’ for more photos (and a little more rambling).

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Inspiration: Carter Smith’s Home

Running across this photo from the January 2007 issue of House & Garden (via moodboard) made me look a little more at the details within the room. I’m not one for overstyling bookcases, but something about the haphazardness of these is really appealing, because, uh, oh yeah, they don’t look styled. I might try paying a little more attention to my own study bookcases… goodness knows they need some love.

also his brick and wooden beam bathroom (via Habituallly Chic) is just not fair:
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Fernlund & Logan Loft

Remember this wall art I posted a while ago? Well, that particular interior was bugging me, because I thought I saw it somewhere before. And BAM! Today I saw it over on LoftLife. So much freaking white space, it’s almost not fair. If I lived there, those glossy grey floors would be treated to my rollerskates all the time.

Apartment FH, photos Vercruysse Frederik

Remember the post from a while ago, with me talking about how it was one of my favorite spaces? Well, color me happy, because I found more shots of it on OWI. That’s right, it sure is freaking awesome. You better be glad I can restrain myself, otherwise you’d get all 20 photos right here, right now.

Home of Sara Camre, Architect

Hellooo lovely white floors and walls, so nice to meet you. And, may I say your truck-mural-in-the-hallway has me tongue tied? It knocked me over the head… in a good way, of course.

This home of Sara Camre is a perfect example of how using white on floors and walls can really make furniture and art ‘pop’, even when the colors are softer shades/hues. I wish I had the guts to do a white floor somewhere, but each place I’ve lived has had really pretty wood floors, so there’s been no real need other than my curiosity to see how it might look.

Update: found more pics at Boligmagasinet.dk.

[via heyhome]

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Piso “biombo” (Folding Screen Hallway)

Whoa, take a look at this kick ass hallway. Folding doors are located within the walls that swivel open in different directions depending on the privacy needed. I also really like the way they handled the exposed brick and white columns.

Reforma de piso
Architect: Alfredo Sirvent
Photographer: Santos-Díez

See it here.

[via materialicious]

[posted by katie]

London Urchin’s Fold-Out Jewel Box

300 square feet seems incredibly small, but the way this tiny studio is arranged it seems three times as big. The kitchen is especially notable, as doors unfold to reveal hidden compartments and storage space, as well as a sliding counter that extends for food preparation. The bright blue on the interior kitchen area is an incredibly smart touch, as it adds to the whole jewelry box concept.

My studio has been transformed into a flexible living space which allows me to work, sleep, eat, and relax within the confines of 300 square feet…The concept of a jewelry box has been expanded so that the space can be transformed through pushing, pulling, sliding, opening and closing of individual elements of the cabinetry. The rubber floor creates a seamless look that leads one’s gaze through the windows into the garden square below. I have a hidden stairway and secret compartment. I think it rocks. I am now broke. -Mia, the London Urchin via AT

architect: Jennifer Beningfield of Open Studio Architects (more photos and project description shown here.)

for more photos and the complete posting go here.
[via AT]

Transom Windows

This apartment in Copenhagen is beautiful. From the light wood floors, to the white walls, to the simple furniture selections…I’m smitten.

I absolutely love the transom window above the door. If you have the ceiling height, it could be a good way to add extra light into a dark room or just make a plain door more interesting.

[posted by kris]

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Price: $159.00
Availability: Buy Transom Windows here

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Home 00 by Studio i-29

Amsterdam’s i29 has done it again with the 00 House. This 1614 square feet home appears to be quite large due to the expansive wood floors and open spaces. The large movable walls allow for changing the space when necessary.

[posted by kris]

More Ikea Hacks(?)

It’s that time of year again, for the Apartment Therapy “Smallest Coolest Apartments Contest”. One of my favorites this round is Victor & Soeun’s Romantic Loft.
It looks like their “pod” is made with a combination of translucent plastic and what looks to be the glass doors for the Akurum cabinets from Ikea*. This is a great solution for an enclosed room because the walls aren’t the standard 4-6″ thick and the translucence allows for privacy yet doesn’t close the space in.

$234.00 [link to retailer]

You can buy the doors separately in the kitchen department.

*Actually, on closer inspection, it looks like the hinges are on the outside, so they’re probably not the Akurum doors, but if you don’t have the stomach for making your own doors, they would be a quick and easy solution.

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Price: $234.00
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