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Wednesday
Dec042013

A SPLENDID AND REFINED LOFT

There were various challenges with the chaotic layout of this two-story Amsterdam loft. But thanks to a dramatic renovation by Architect Laura Alvarez, the rather claustrophobic space was transformed into a bright, airy, contemporary home that's to die for. The absence of color in the loft's bones is contrasted by the splendid use of color splashes in the furnishings and wonderful art. But if you ask me to choose a key element in the new space I'd have to pick the cantilever staircase that floats between the living and kitchen areas — it's a piece of artwork on its own.

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Friday
Sep202013

A STUDY IN CONTRAST

If you're a social media junkie, then you've probably tried your hand at Tumblr. And if you've ever wondered how the company's young founder and CEO lives then you're in for a treat. The New York Times T Magazine recently published David Karp's newly renovated Williamsburg, Brooklyn loft, giving us peek into the high-tech design leader's crib. Contrary to what everyone would expect, his loft is not futuristic and high-techy at all. As a matter of fact his style leans more towards the old and rugged—hence the exposed bricks, reclaimed wood and weather concrete in this amazing home. Actually, it's quite fascinating to see the contrast between his two worlds. By the way, you can learn more about David style and his home here. Happy weekend!

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Wednesday
Jul032013

NATURE INSPIRED

Imagine finding a gutted warehouse in the middle of Paris as a blank canvas to created the loft of your dreams. Then hiring interior architect Grégoire De Lafforest to transform 1,100 square feet of space into the most amazingly playful loft ever. The result is right in front of your eyes. There are now words to describe how fun and imaginative this 2-bedroom apartment is. Can we talk about that adorable kitchen set inside a green house? I mean, it that's not clever I don't know what is. Every inch of this space is filled with special details that are simply genius. I mean, having an actual tree in the middle of the living room is not the first thing that comes to mind when decorating your home. Or is it? I'm totally drooling.

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Saturday
Feb162013

LIVING WITH PALLETS

If there's one thing I miss most living in the Big Apple is S-P-A-C-E! As you know square footage doesn't come cheap in this city. Living in just 500 square feet has helped me realize the importance of scale when designing a room. Of course, after seeing this magnificent loft located in the heart of Florence I can't help but have a bit of space envy. Do you blame me? Florence-based Studio q-bic converted the attic of a 19th century industrial building into the “Pallets Loft”—a home worth drooling for. One of the features I can't get enough of is their clever use of palettes (hence its name) in such unexpected ways. I'm amazed how cool they look as a kitchen island as well as in the bathroom as a vanity. How inventive!

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Friday
Aug032012

COLOR ME HAPPY

Nothing makes me happier than Fridays. What else does the trick? A colorful stunner like this loft in downtown Montreal. There's something so beautiful about the spectacular color blocking used in this 15,000 square-feet, open-plan apartment that's making my day. Its interesting design was conceived by architect Jean Verville for a collector of modern art and design objects. The glossy surfaces together with the prismatic colors make a divine combination. It must be like living inside a box of Prismacolor coloring pencils. Right? Have a fierce weekend!

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Thursday
Jun142012

A CITY JEWEL 

I remember seeing this amazing space in photographer Richard Powers' online portfolio and immediately falling head over heels for it. I was left craving more and started wondering what the rest of the apartment would look like. To my surprise and viewing pleasure, Contemporist recently featured the whole place on their site. The fabulous loft is prestigiously located in NoHo, one of New York's trendiest and coolest neighborhoods. Its pristine and impeccable interiors were designed by Studio MDA. Their “approach was to curate gallery-like vistas in the living areas and separate the sleeping spaces to allow its own identity and privacy”. The space is unreal and the decor, although a tad over the top, is superb—especially the touches of gold here and there. Thank you Contemporist for satisfying my curiosity.

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Wednesday
Jun062012

A DANE IN NEW YORK

I'm beyond excited to share with you this amazing loft in Tribeca, New York. It belongs to one of my favorite Danish designers, Søren Rose Kjær, who after commuting between Copenhagen and New York, decided to relocate with his family to the Big Apple. If his name doesn't ring a bell, Søren is an artist, self-taught designer and entrepreneur who founded Søren Rose Studio. He has designed lighting and furniture collections for companies like Danish and Belgian Muuto and British manufacturer De La Espada. His amazing pad is located in an old factory building and is basically a big open living space with an upstairs that houses the sleeping quarters. Søren strongly believes design is all about the detail and quality, which explains his gorgeous home.

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Friday
Apr272012

ARTISTICALLY REVAMPED

This sophisticated and vibrant Parisian attic has a splendid collage of art and contemporary design pieces curated with functionality, comfort and aesthetics in mind. Located in an eighteenth century building, this modern loft used to be an abandoned appliance warehouse. The colorful decor is the ultimate reflection of the artistic spirit of its owners, artist Miguel Chevalier and his partner Renata Sapey, general manager of the Kartell flagship store in Paris. What a stunner! Have a designful weekend.

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