Tuesday 8 March 2011

House of Spanish architect Beatriz Elorza

Two Gustavian console tables stand out in the entry room. The picture is from Ricardo Cavada. The black carpet is from the fantastic Italian designer Paola Lenti. The other carpet on top is Rich Basagoiti.

The leather carpet in the corridor marks the transition between the living and the dining room. The beautiful black and white picture is from Nuno Nunes Ferreira -gallery Juan SiliĆ³.

Projected by the architect Beatriz Elorza, this 900 m2 house near Madrid is a search for space and light, sometimes so shy in the north of Spain. The interior exudes the warmth and grace of an elegant and personal decoration.

Monday 7 March 2011

Loft in Toronto

Originally a printing press factory, this Toronto building was converted into lofts many years ago. The owners wanted to improve the openness and flow between spaces. The design intent was to accentuate original features, and give attention to the quality of loft living. The kitchen was realigned and extended under the stairs to create a better path of travel and spatial division. Custom millwork, natural finishes and muted colours were used to create a more cohesive space. Modern furniture combined with unique colourful pieces creates inviting conversational seating in the living area, while monochromatic cabinets and tiles in the kitchen calm and integrate the large extent of storage.