Sunday, 24 August 2014

Bruno Pieters's penthouse in Antwerp

After living in Paris on and off for years, Bruno, fashion designer, relocated to his hometown of Antwerp where he lives in an open-space penthouse above his studio, a beautiful living in a space that’s arranged around a terrace. He moved in 2005 and did a complete redesign with an architecture firm called B Architecten. "Before the renovation, it was a bit of a wreck. The interior design has changed a lot since I moved in here as it used to be much more minimal. I couldn’t bear to look at its plainness anymore".
Seeing a space which reflects the owner’s personality is much more welcoming than a cold and clean-cut house.

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