The design of this fascinating modern eclectic home focused on traffic flow and natural illumination, completed by Ganna Design, located in Taipei, Taiwan. The residence, which is entitled “At Will”, was designed for a family and centers on creating spaces where family members can effortlessly interact with each other. Setting this project apart from others, the starting point of the design was a sofa and everything else just fell into place from there. According to the designer, “the main concept of this project is the living attitude: live at will, change at will.” The sofa is like Lego, where the homeowners have to piece them together at will. The furnishings can be easily changed or moved around according to the emotion of the inhabitants. The main living area is quite unique, mixing the beauty of rough and delicate finishes. Preserving the original cement ceiling and also making use of a delicate sofa, elegant chandelier and custom bookcase to create a nicely designed aesthetic. Large windows allow light to penetrate the spaces while at the same time giving the owners broad views of the city’s breathtaking skyline. As a result, this 2,066 square foot (192 square meters) project creates a different concept, with no specific style and no set relationship between spaces.
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This fabulous old apartment showcases eclectic decor and a unique character, given a brilliant reform by the design team at Bonba Studio, located in Barcelona, Spain. Preserving the original structure of the home was the main goal of this renovation project. The home originally had many rooms, so the top priority was to create large spaces that are connected and have a good flow. The result was brighter living environments that still retained their beautiful original structure. A single common area was designed for the homeowners to gather, for relaxation and great conversation. The space is directly connected to the kitchen and dining room. To help visually connect the spaces, the same unique flooring pattern of restored hydraulic tiles travels throughout, as well as identical paint on the walls. The fusion of vintage art pieces and some recycled furniture, along with some pieces designed by Bonba Studio, and others of pure design, creates a unique environment with a wonderful personality.
After the renovation, the two bedrooms are very spacious, having their own bathroom. These private zones are separated from the rest of the home, accessed down a long hallway. Another brilliant design solution that helped to solve the complicated distribution, is in the master bathroom. It is a long and narrow space with a wall of windows, so the designer selected opaque window treatments to allow natural light to filter through the space while at the same time enabling complete privacy.
We have featured many intriguing apartments in Barcelona here on 1 Kindesign, if you are interested in seeing more, have a look at these inspiring properties: Small apartment in Barcelona with charming design and New York style loft in the heart of Barcelona.
Photos: Mi Casa
Garage Loft project is the conversion of an old auto repair shop into an eclectically designed home by BRICKS Amsterdam, located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This home is owned by the designer of BRICKS, James van der Velden who has a creative knack at reviving old properties and giving them a second life. The home is comprised of 1,453 square feet (135 square meters) of living space with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The designer’s vision was to create a home infused with a masculine style, adding a striking visual contrast by intermingling dark with light, old and modern, and layering textures. The most important part of the design scheme was to make space for the many collections of art and decor the designers had picked up over the years. The home features a central atrium space that houses an interior garden, which has been outlined by gridded glass construction. The enclosed space is comprised of only 75 square feet, yet it is spacious enough to grow plants and be connected to the outdoors.
The home features a great mix of vintage finds and re-purposed items as well as inherited pieces. The designer likes to decorate with objects that are slightly generic, such as old lightbulbs piled up into oversized jars.
Do you get inspired by eclectic style of design? Have a look at some features showcasing the very best in eclecticism: Double height dwelling showcasing eclectic design and Incredibly stylish contemporary loft in Houston.
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The seaside style interiors of a 4,000 square foot family home, is home to the owners of popular home decor store, House Warmings in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. When the homeowners originally purchased the property back in 2000, it was only 2,200 square feet, however five years later with a growing family, they soon realized an expansion was in order. The renovation extended the kitchen and added a family room and master bedroom suite. With three teenagers and a dog, the family now enjoys their new living spaces, which has a great indoor-outdoor feel. The home’s location is also very ideal, just three blocks away from Lake Ontario, giving them a small beach house oasis in the big city. As for the decor, owning a home doer store, you would think the homeowners would change up their style with the new trends. Yet the homeowners have very eclectic tastes and don’t like to commit to just one style. Their home does not reflect a showroom type atmosphere, instead, it resonates as a home with stories to tell. On display is everything from treasured antiques from when the couple were just newlyweds to framed artwork their children hand crafted when they were young, its a home furnished with love. This is an important key aspect to the homeowner’s design style, she enjoys decorating from the heart. If she sees an item that she wants to incorporate into her design scheme that speaks to her, she finds a way to make it work.
If you are loving the look of seaside style interiors, have a look at some other features we have presented in the past here on 1 Kindesign that will surely inspire you: Heavenly coastal style summer retreat in Nantucket and Very charming seaside home in Florida.
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Creating a stylish bohemian chic living room means a little bit eclectic, a little modern, but always vintage, creating an absolutely unique yet individualized atmosphere. If you are an artistic type who enjoys exploring, experimenting and reinventing your style, than Bohemian is the perfect style choice for you. It’s an excellent choice for those who like to mix it up a bit, with colors, textures and patterns without paying attention to style rules and design trends. The best feature of this style is that you can mix any art pieces together, mix old with new and even mix colors. Bohemian style typically resembles Eastern interiors such as Moroccan, so you can enjoy bright colors and patterns. If you are searching for a more relaxing appearance, try a white bohemian interior – it’s simple and looks really exquisite. Try mixing a variety of materials together such as wood, fur, various fabrics, leather and plants.
In the selection of images that we have gathered for you below, you will find various boho decor ideas – in various colors and personalized in numerous ways. We hope you feel inspired to create your own look, and if you are looking for more ideas, try our past article on 43 Bohemian-chic interiors to rock your senses.
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Mountain lodge eclectic was completed in 2011 by Michael Rex Architects, nestled into the hillside around Mount Tamalpais, in Mill Valley, California. The residence and guest house was designed for a young family, with its strategic location capturing dramatic views of the San Francisco Bay and beyond.
The beautiful rustic interiors showcased throughout this home was carried out by the creative talent of ANAMAR interiors | collection.
The mountain home was designed with great attention to detail and scale, was built for a family that required interior spaces for easy entertainment with much warmth and comfort, rooms designed to convey their personalities, and a home that exudes a feeling of welcome for many years to come.
The window seat is about 78″ wide and about 36″ deep. A window seat provides the perfect spot for escapism and to read a book!
Michael Rex Architects is an architectural firm dedicated to enriching people’s lives through the creation of environments that are functional, beautiful and enduring. The vision holds true regardless of style, scale or budget. With our staff and clients working together, we enthusiastically strive to produce the best work possible.
Photos: Kee Sites
Logan Killen Interiors was commissioned in 2012 to restore “a bit of aged lavishness” to an historic French Quarter pied-a-terre in New Orleans, Louisiana. The courtyard of the circa-1820 Creole mansion that houses TV producer-director Chris Fisher’s duplex is accessed via a street-level passageway once used for horse-drawn carriages.
Exposing brick walls and structural framing members allowed us to discover original windows and transoms that had long ago been covered and brought new life into this glorious home. The client requested that the place not feel “done” and for the furnishings and finishes to feel authentic. Layered color, meticulous shopping, and some fantastic wallpaper resulted in a romantic and inspiring yet down to earth retreat.
Fisher specifically requested a pink foyer (visible through the transomed door). A paler hue echoes the entry’s glow in the lofty kitchen.
In the kitchen, locally sourced antique furnishings and freestanding appliances nod to the space’s past lives.
Creole-Style Kitchen: The stainless-steel Viking range is a streamlined complement to a burlap-skirted country sink.
A vintage sofa is the first hint at the home’s myriad patterns.
During the renovation, the designers uncovered a former exterior wall within the apartment, revealing that the kitchen and entry space had once been an outdoor porch. The old window and ceiling beams were left exposed.
The windowless living room’s custom-made bookshelves are backed with mirrors to reflect the plentiful light from the adjacent kitchen, adding a burnished gleam to the space.
The architectural feature feels at home amid the mix of vintage and contemporary pieces.
The designers exposed the raw brick walls wherever possible. At left, a Templeton pillow tops an antique armchair opposite a wood stool and a throw from Loomed NOLA.
Marbled wallpaper sheathes the guest bath, where an industrial-style antique sink and gilded mirror embody the dual histories of the home—a lavish mansion and stark servants’ quarters.
A custom finish gives Ballard’s Collier Bed an old-world air in the master bedroom. Linens by Garnet Hill and pillows from John Robshaw pick up hues from the frame and the sunny walls.
GP & J Baker’s Roses & Hummingbird wallpaper, in mimosa and sage, provides a jolt of pattern in the master bedroom.
The loft bedroom hosts a pair of RH Baby & Child spindle beds draped in mosquito nets. The walls are covered in GP & J Baker’s Emperor’s Garden.
The original space was dim and featured wall-to-wall beige carpeting. After the renovation, the playful room now houses a pair of antique rag rugs from NOLA Rugs and a sweet tent by Saint Claude.
The master bath proved a troublesome renovation. “There were areas where brick wouldn’t stop crumbling,” states the designers. The result is a mix of antique-style fittings and rustic, exposed walls and ceiling beams.
Photos: Sara Essex Bradley
This traditional historic home with an eclectic interior was substantially repaired in 2011 by architect and owner Chris Dyson Architects, located in the heart of London, England. The house was bought from a leather coat manufacturer in 1997. The aim at the outset was to concentrate on the building’s history and place in Spitalfields a unique quarter of Georgian London, with respect for the immediate context. A number of found and reclaimed items have been incorporated into the interior and exterior to provide the authentic detailing of the period.
From the architect: The roof of the house was in serious need of repair and was replaced with a new mansard roof construction; this room forms the master bedroom suite. The façade of the house has been returned to a design of 1725 with timber sashes windows and decorative brickwork to reveals. The interior of the house had lost its’ original features in the 1930’s when the house had been extensively remodeled to create workshops. Substantial changes were carried out to make this into a family home in keeping with the domestic character of Princelet Street.
Panelled rooms have been restored to the ground and first floor reception rooms returning character, scale and proportion to this family home. A fern garden at the rear provides a pleasant filigree pattern of light and shade and privacy from the surrounding properties.
The primary aim has been to flood the lower rooms of the house with daylight, particularly at the rear of the property, creating a connection with the outside garden and the reception rooms within. A deep sense of calm and stillness pervades this house; an oasis in such close proximity to the financial heart of the city of London.
The rear section of the ground-floor reception room functions as a more formal dining area. The table is a gate-legged design from Dyson’s father-in-law; it can be folded to make a multifunctional space. Dyson occasionally hosts art shows in the house, inviting artists to display their work.
The corridor outside the reception room leads to a staircase down to the kitchen area.
The holes in the staircase are vents for the storage below and are interesting visual details that draw the eye upward.
The basement, formerly a storage area and boiler room, was converted into a kitchen over about four months. Dyson designed it with the aim of creating a space that felt welcoming and warm. To keep the room as light as possible, given it’s on the basement level, Dyson used gloss paint to enhance the light and bounce it around the room. The flooring is hard-wearing rubber.
For the dining area next to the kitchen, Dyson designed custom shelving to house the family’s collection of plates from Holland and China. Its function and aesthetic are similar to those of a Welsh dresser, but it has a less fussy feel. Dyson also designed the American black walnut table. It was made by Matthew Hilton, who designed the dining chairs.
The living room on this floor is more spacious than the reception room on the ground floor. Dyson found the two columns on either side of the fireplace at an architectural antiques and salvage store in Oxfordshire. The fireplace is made of wood painted to have a marble effect. Paneling, wooden shutters and cast iron heritage radiators complete the historic feel of the room. The space above the fireplace holds a secret bookcase.
The rear half of the room is a quiet nook that can be used for studying or relaxing. It leads out to a balcony, which allows light to flood the space. The Crittall door provides an interesting industrial twist on the classical feel of the rest of the room.
The home has access to outdoor space on three levels; a fern garden occupies two levels, and the first floor has a balcony.
On the second floor are two bedrooms and a family bathroom, and a staircase leads to the master suite on the third floor. Dyson replaced all of the banisters in the house; the new ones are softwood with a mahogany finish. The clock is a 17th-century French piece with a hand-painted wood effect.
Photos: Alex James
This industrial style home-studio of an artist is a warehouse conversion offering a wealth of refreshing ideas and natural light, located in Montreal, Quebec. In this former warehouse import-export, furniture, works of art, recycled objects and curiosities that were collected by the owner create an unclassifiable inside, eclectic, where visitors can peruse with pleasure.
During the course of the renovation, the structure was retained as well as some other elements – concrete floor, ceiling slats – like pieces of heritage. It is the owner who made the place transformation plans; they were then validated by a technician in architecture before receiving approval from the municipality.
“Draw environments excites me since childhood, says the owner. I love playing with space, volume, understand the path of the light. And then reconfigure this former warehouse presented a huge challenge, particularly the successful cross between a workplace and a place of life. “
The new space highlights generous windows, authentic materials, loft spaces that the artist particularly likes, high ceilings up to 13 feet across and white walls. “Because of my work, I need this neutrality, this lack of stimulation by color.”
The House and Studio is the result of sharing a house where the owner and her husband lived before their separation. Currently, the woman occupies a space of 3,200 square feet with her little girl, whose birth three years ago prompted her to make some adjustments. “I like to get things moving, the house is alive. This is a work in progress. “
Photos: Angus McRitchie / DecorMag
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