Martin Bourne, interior stylist and Leilin López, his counterpart in the field of fashion, have blended their aesthetic visions in this modern bohemian style flat in Dumbo, a district in Brooklyn, New York. This post industrial flat is a converted warehouse, reflecting primarily a lifestyle, turned into a cozy, romantic and contemporary apartment.
The Eames furniture or Hans Wegner coexist with other anonymous pieces bought at flea markets. When the owners found this house, they did not immediately like it; quite the contrary. It was a white brick industrial building with one room of 3,013 square feet (280 square meters) without gaps and with large ceiling hung fluorescent lights. To top it off, this neighborhood across the bridge was dangerous. They purchased it anyway, perhaps having a hunch that it would become in the near future one of the new it areas, bohemian and modern New York.
Eventually they decided to make the necessary touches to make the space more cozy by visually separating the living room, dining room, study and kitchen, which still share a single open space and reformed the open master bedroom. They also kept a guest room. The wooden walls were painted with pastel tones to add warmth to the immense space previously used for storage.
The owners have defined their home as a modern-romantic. Romantic because it is cozy, with a predominance of pastels like pink, green water, light blue and white, mixed with flea markets finds picked up from all over the US and travels on four continents. Modern because it is not too perfect, its fresh, light and spacious and very eclectic.
The owners favorite is the office space with large tables with axle stands and a lot of personal items that inspire them on the walls. It is in this space where they spend hours reading, inquiring, looking at magazines and thinking. It is the factory where they process everything that catches their attention and need to build their personal creative universe.
Photos: Manolo Yllera for Architectural Digest
Potrero Hill House is a transitional style home design by interiors studio Noz as a Service, located in Potrero Hill, a residential area in San Francisco, California. The owners of this new-construction house were upsizing from a small one-bedroom apartment in a SOMA high-rise.
Without much existing furniture, we had the opportunity to start decorating from a blank slate. Quickly, the clients discovered that they both loved warm, modern interiors, so we created a living+dining area with mixed textures and a “casual chic” feel. But for their “His” and “Hers” offices, we had a lot of fun reflecting their individual personalities.
Photos: Colin Price Photography
This stunning rustic Nordic style home dressed for the holidays is located on a countryside property in the Georgian Bay area of Thornbury, Ontario, Canada. The home is that of Style at Home magazine’s contributing design editor, Christine Hanlon. For her, Christmas is a time for relaxation and escape and spending time with those you love. This 150-year-old house is a second home for Hanlon and her husband and two children, whose home represents an idyllic rural scene straight from a beautiful Christmas card.
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The couple purchased this 3,200 square foot home just three years ago, with only needing some cosmetic updates. For the first year the homeowner worked on creating an inviting look, mixing traditional and vintage elements and a few pops of modern. There was a strong focus on natural materials such as wood, sisal, cotton and linen, which fits with the home’s surrounding environment.
When decorating for the holidays, the home gets a very cozy and unstuffy design aesthetic. Drawing inspiration from the Nordic style of decorating (which generally involves homespun touches, fresh greenery, a low-key color palette and a spotlight on nature), she eschews “fancy-pants sparkle” for something more casual and simple.
Photos: Robin Stubbert for Style at Home
This beautiful original structure was restored by the owner, a book lover who wanted books incorporated into the decor of this apartment in the heart of Madrid, Spain. The owner purchased this apartment because of its excellent location. Regarding the organization of space, the original layout of the house was kept the same and the woodwork restored and reinforcing the presence of some architectural elements as decorative and useful in the reorganization of environments.
The owner kept the decor and furnishings to a minimum and opted for a sober white paint. The goal is to emulate a brand new canvas on which to express their emotions and moods through an interior based on ephemeral pieces. He declared his passion for decoration and is a follower of the latest trends, wanting his own home to be a changing space. This is the reason that occasionally textiles, furniture and ornamental details get renewed from time to time, to give a new twist to the interior of each room.
Facing the most festive time of year, for example, details on the range of red – in its more sober version – take center stage; especially in the form of rugs, cushions, or small ornaments. Decorative light garlands bring an evocative air to certain environments, like the bedroom, so relaxing with its new lighting, that it invites you to keep the classic Christmas ornament throughout the year. Here also plays an important role in cushion colors and pink blanket, directly responsible for the change in decor based on white as a basis for any renewal.
Always looking for renewal, some set pieces are transformed into decoration; furnishings from the 50’s and 60’s of triangular legs and wood are star materials. The kitchen and bathroom, both spaces that are very functional and spacious, with plenty of storage and, once again, with white as a starting point, which facilitates the inclusion of accessories in contrasting colors.
Photos: Mi Casa
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