Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Kara Rosenlund's house in Australia

Photography by Kara Rosenlund

“Being an old 1890s weatherboard cottage, I wanted to stay true to the way of life and the authenticity of the original home; both through small sensitive renovations and also with decorating the house,” Kara says. “This style of ‘workers cottage’ was very popular in Queensland around the turn of the 20th century and still proves today to be such clever design in terms of energy efficiency. There is one main hallway with three bedrooms running off the thoroughfare to catch the cool breezes, high ceilings for the hot air to rise (it gets very hot in Queensland) and generous verandas on both the front and the back of the house for outdoor living – we never close our windows and have our doors open all year round. "

Source : Design Sponge

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Apartment in Milan

In a residential area of ​​Milan,  Simona, an architect, took possession of a beautiful apartment in an amazing period house. She tackled the restoration that lasted several years, and isn't completed yet. Windows and antique floor have been preserved, everything else 
 has been modified to create a more contemporary atmosphere. A large living space, three bedrooms and a mix of styles and eras have given this apartment a new feel. Lighting design, furniture and family always more vintage items.

Friday, 28 February 2014

Emily and Marius Haverkamp's house in Amsterdam

Located in the Jordaan district in Amsterdam, this former warehouse, now turned into a loft  is the nest of Marius Haverkamp, interior designer, and his beautiful family. In 2007, when he discovers with his wife Emily Gray, the creator of Gray Label, this incredible place in the middle of  Jordaan area bohemian neighborhood,  they had no hesitation about the acquisition of the property. After a year spent making plans, obtaining the necessary permits, and then another year to build and develop everything, they can finally make this beautiful space their home. This happy place is entirely organized around a patio made ​​of glass and steel, and through which natural light is diffused throughout the house . Here industrial past and modern building mix together, with the sublime and original red brick wall which covers the entire kitchen wall. The monumental chandelier in black clay, handmade in Africa, a wedding gift, sets the tone for the room decor. Emily and Marius's goal is to live in a house with simple and personal decor,  a happy mix and match,  and most important : where children can move freely …