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Monday
Dec242012

A BACHELOR PAD LIKE NO OTHER

This is not your typical bachelor pad. To the contrary. This Berlin rather spacious pied-à-terre is home to landscape architect Guido Hager when he's visiting the German capital from his home base in Zurich. The apartment is at the fourth floor of an historic building with alluring vistas of the city's charming local streets. Although the apartment was in need of complete renovation, Guido was ultimately captivated by the amount of wall space where he could display his brightly-colored art collection. I'm glad he kept the ornate details of the lofty ceilings as it adds a beautiful contrast to his minimalist and modern decor.

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Saturday
Dec152012

DREAMING IN WHITE

Well now, isn't this the most luminous home you've ever seen? 
The house was built 1926 but went through a rigorous renovation resulting in this beaming abode perfect for an active family. The biggest bonus from the remodeling is the great open layout and the amazing amount of light that bathes every single nook. With great great help from their architects and without compromising much, Marte and Odd-Ture got the dream house they're wishing for. No doubt this must be a stunning place to come home to.

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Thursday
Dec062012

FLOATING ON CLOUDS

This past Summer I was quite busy with a few staging projects, some of them model apartments for new developments around the city. One that I had lots of fun working on was this two-bedroom unit in a brand new high rise. The views of the city were breathtaking and consequently the point of departure for my design. With wrap-around windows throughout the apartment, I was inclined to create a layout where the New York skyline played an important piece of my decor puzzle. I wanted to convey a feeling of floating on clouds. By selecting a serene color palette, reflective finishes and clear furnishings I was able to achieve the sense of space and airiness I was aiming for all along. Luckily, I found the perfect piece of artwork to hang above the sofa—it was the perfect touch to complete my design concept.

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Thursday
Nov292012

A HOST LIKE NO OTHER

Warm and inviting with the unmistakable sense of Scandinavian coziness is what makes Copenhagen’s new Nordic restaurant Höst a delicious setting to dine. Norm Architects has created an organic environment in an urban setting by using “materials that age gracefully: recycled wood that has washed up on the west coast, granite in uneven pieces, concrete with clear structures and deviations, old cast iron and dented zinc. All of this is offset by a warm trickling light, soft wool rugs and lambskin”. Norm has even designed an exclusive dinnerware collection for Höst to compliment the raw and minimalist beauty of the space. I'm in love. This place is to dine for.

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Tuesday
Oct302012

PARISIAN CHIC

I spent all day yesterday indoors preparing for the eminent arrival of Hurricane Sandy. So between keeping up with the storm's track, catching up with a long list of recorded TV shows and constant snacking, I got around to getting my daily dose of design inspiration. That's when I spotted this stunning Parisian pad in the pages of The New York Times Magazine. After a year-long renovation, interior designer Pierre Yovanovitch turned this 70s inspired apartment into a chic and modern jewel with impressive 14-foot ceilings and breathtaking views of the river Seine. It is quite the place to enjoy the wonders of this dreamy French capital.

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Friday
Oct262012

LESS IS MORE

Most people often perceive minimalist spaces as stark and cold. But in reality there are many interpretation of this great style. Minimalist spaces can also be welcoming and warm, it all depends on the colors, materials and textures used in the decor. Take for instance this stunning Parisian flat featured in the September issue of Maison Française magazine fully redesigned by French interior designer Frederic Sicard in a neo-minimalist style. He beautifully transformed it into a luxurious, functional yet warm and inviting pied-a-terre by working with wood, rich hues and an amazing mix of furniture styles. This home is perfectly styled with just the right amount of pieces and accessories—proving my all time favorite expression ‘less is more’. Happy weekend!

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Wednesday
Oct172012

SCANDINAVIAN CHARM

Large rooms, lots of light and especially a great location are some of the features that closed the deal on this dreamy old brick home north of Copenhagen. Although aesthetics are paramount in this 2000 square-feet apartment, the home was designed with function in mind, particularly cozy gatherings and everyday family life. One of the ideas behind the decor was to harmoniously mix different materials and styles along with the fabulous collection of posters from Parisian flea markets. Overall, it's a lovely nest packed with personality and Scandinavian charm and a beautiful place to come home to.

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Wednesday
Oct102012

FORM & FUNCTION

Inspired by the timeless design of the light bulb, these minimalist pendants are refined to a beautiful abstraction. The Form pendants are designed by Studio Form Us With Love, in collaboration with Design House Stockholm, as tthree glass pendants blown in simple, geometric shapes—a circle, a rectangle and a triangle. However, the pendant's uniqueness comes from the interplay between the shapes. They can be hung together as a floating installations to give create more drama and add character to any room. How gorgeous would a grouping of these look over a dining room table? Divine!

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