This incredible loft space has been designed by Daleet Spector Design in Marina Del Rey, California. With an eclectic, industrial, modern design style, the home features charming details with high ceilings and a bold color palette. The flooring throughout the main living spaces is polished concrete.
The rolling island has been custom designed to fit the space. The unique light fixture hanging from above is from Restoration Hardware.
The unique wallpaper featured in this bathroom is refreshing and playful, its hand silkscreened using water based inks on recycled paper by artist Geoff McFetridge for Pottock.
This elegant expression of a modern western style home combines a rustic regional exterior with a refined contemporary interior in Cherry Hills Village a suburb of Denver, Colorado. The Cherry Hills residence has been designed by Ekman Design Studio in collaboration with interior design firm Comstock Design. The client’s private art collection is embraced by a combination of modern steel trusses, stonework and traditional timber beams. Generous expanses of glass allow for view corridors of the mountains to the west, open space wetlands towards the south and the adjacent horse pasture on the east.
Photos: Ron Ruscio Photography
This stunning TriBeCa, New York loft has been designed by Deborah French Designs with a very eclectic, yet cohesive, mix of textures, colors, periods, and styles. Designed as her personal home, the designed has traveled extensively during her life, especially throughout Europe and Asia and therefore incorporated elements from both, as they are integral to who she is and how she has personally evolved both aesthetically and spiritually. Deborah has woven together styles from a diverse mix of history and cultures, including Italy, Morocco, India, France, China, America, Afghanistan, and Africa, creating an environment that is both warm and welcoming yet, at the same time, sophisticated and elegant. Her integration of both ‘high and low’ components within the various elements of the design is a critical factor in creating this perfect balance. No matter where one looks the eye is always pleased and the soul soothed. “Once inside, no one ever wants to leave,” she says.
Originally encountered on Elle, this flat with a British air is the Notting Hill, London refuge of Bea Deza, the creator of signature fashion house Sister Jane, which is as eccentric and cool as she; daring and inspiring with custom made designs. Bea gave her living room an English lounge atmosphere, with a Katrina Phillips sofa and an Ikea sofa in leather and velvet. Bea has sought to create the perfect atmosphere in her home for inspiration. On the wall of the living room a deer head has been hung and warheads made with newspapers from Anthropologie. Freedom and eclecticism is breathed in the kitchen and in the living room.
The kitchen is a mix between pub bar and English country house, with tears lamp of Les trois garçons, shelf with antique books and a mirror.
The stools are Philippe Starck for Kartell.
Full of surprises, Bea applied an English forest atmosphere in the bedroom. Wallpaper is Katrina Phillips and the upholstered headboard was a custom design of Bea’s.
The quilt on the bed was woven by girls from Calcutta. On the wall is a portrait of Bea by Australian artist Steve.
In the window is French lace from the 18th century and green velvet curtains.
Moderation, functionality, amplitude and luminosity with a few droplets of perkiness; this was the master formula that was used to decorate this attractive loft we found on Mi Casa located in Madrid, Spain. Much of its charm lies in the modernity of the structure; part of an exclusive urbanization of the promoter Liquid Investments which based the building on an idea by architect Frederick Sotomayor that bet for creative and technological spaces to live and be inspired. Huge windows of glass, high ceilings, wide open spaces and concrete reinforcing comprise this unique environment.
Interior design studio Andean & Tapia turned this magnificent space into a place of warmth and sophistication. They played with contrasts of styles, a mix of eclecticism, with striking furniture design and stunning upholstery in black and grey, which coexist with vintage furniture and the charm of the rustic pieces. The kitchen is perhaps space that best conveys this sense; with refined lines and high-end appliances shares space with a country style dining room.
In the bathroom, the ceilings are lower to create a more intimate and warm space, the perfect area to promote relaxation. For this reason, it is placed under the attic that houses the bedroom. The charming bedroom is on a mezzanine that looks out to the floor below by way of a translucent handrail. The open dressing room area occupies a full front while two flirtatious old trunks replace conventional tables. Cushions and pillows of soft colors stand out on the bed under the chairmanship of a suggestive treated image, all inside by soft and fluffy carpets of various origins.
Photos: Mi Casa Revista
Today we present to you the fabulous British interior designer, Abigail Ahern’s Victorian four-story terraced house where she resides with her husband Graham and adorable dog Maude. The designer runs a successful interior design consultancy and a highly acclaimed shop in London and she is currently launching a range of light fixtures and has published a book. Her eclectic house is chalk full of bold and courageous visual surprises as well as great humor throughout. She confesses to “sleep, eat and breathe all things interior” and runs an extremely successful design consultancy as well as one of the coolest places to shop in the UK according to Elle Decoration magazine. Take a look through these fabulous photos of Abigail’s home, what do you think, does her home inspire you? Via
Visit interior designer Abigail Ahern’s website here.
Words from the designer: â€œThe house was built in 1860, built over four floors and in a pretty derelict state when I bought it. I had just relocated from the States where I had worked as an interior designer for a young architectural practice in Birmingham, Michigan for 3 years, and they pretty much inspired the structure of how the house looked. They built some pretty amazing spaces (glass houses) overlooking the great lakes – and I very much wanted to replicate the indoor/outdoor feel. So we took the exterior wall out and put in glass over 2 floors, hence a very modern/traditional vibe which very much reflects the furniture and accessories.â€ Via
Photos: The Selby
Almost 10 years ago, Londoners Emma Wilson and Graham Carter moved to Essaouira, Morocco. Owners of a shop that sold “quirky furniture, they shut it down and loaded up a red transit van they bought for the haul to their new home. They bought this 18th-century house, spent two years fixing it up and after it landed a gorgeous seven-page spread in Elle Decoration (a unique mix of bright white with cave-dweller style, and pop-art plastics with weather-worn beachcomber finds.), it’s been filled regularly with travelling guests.
Built around a central courtyard, sandstone columns and thuya wood ceilings, the modern four-story space is outfitted with eclectic furniture mostly from the 60s, creating a smart, nuanced look that’s a little bit exotic, a little bit retro. Around every rounded corner there is a hammock, fireplace or outdoor lounging area. Consummate hosts, Graham and Emma personally attend to the guests, giving everything from recos (best market stalls) to a pair of babbouche (Moroccan slippers) to wear and take home. “I love looking after clients and being busy, says Emma. “We have an excellent reputation now due to word of mouth.”
Dar Beida is a beautiful 4 bedroom villa. Dar Beida means ‘The White House’. Special attention has been paid to making your stay as comfortable, beautiful and luxurious as possible. To stay, its $420 per person per week (for parties of two, another $420 is added to supplement cost). Kids under 4 years stay for free. Located in town, just off the tourist path, Dar Beida is a 10-minute walk to the beach. They can arrange someone to either prepare traditional Moroccan meals at the house, or bring them to your door. This spectacular vacation villa can be found here.
This boldly colorful Montauk Beach House located in Long Island, New York, was designed and decorated by Ghislaine Vinas Interior Design for a New York City family with three young boys. The homeowner is an avid art collector and the owner of Mixed Greens, a gallery in New York. The home is a classic Hamptons shingle style beach home retreat, but Ms. Vinas took the design to a whole new level with a playful introduction of vivid colors and an eclectic and stylish decor. The concept of the home was to keep it upbeat, fun and very cheerful. Mixing old styles with the new, and adding a lot of various shapes and textures. Color was to make a bold statement in every room, with some rooms picking up the hues of the ocean with the addition of hot pink and coral in other spaces to add fun, excitement and vivaciousness. There are five guest rooms, each making their own statement, so that guests would stay in a different room with a new theme each time they visited.
This beautiful country home surrounded by oaks and junipers is a family home project in Spain designed by architect Alfonso Zavala. He designed a house with wide open spaces, large windows, porches and patios, and lush landscaping, which is the work of Alvaro de la Rosa. The owners wanted the home to connect directly and intensely with nature. The interior of the home features the exquisite work of interior designer Isabel Lopez-Quesada, who continues this philosophy of blending styles of rustic and modern. Decorating with antiques and timeless classic style furniture as well as ethnic elements. Isabel’s mixture creates a beautiful and warm eclectic setting, putting emphasis on one of the fundamental requirements of a second residence, full comfort.
Comfortable elegance has been established throughout with the use of textures such as rustic silks, velvets and linens. Materials also establish an enriched environment with aged and washed woods, bringing authenticity with their mere presence; as well as handmade hemp carpets that frame various areas on the travertine flooring. Decorative details were designed by blacksmith Alberto Yunta such as metal lattice walls and some occasional tables. Via
An old train station clock sits on a restored working table in the foyer.
The living room is very symmetrical, with the fireplace as the focal point.
Open floor plan for two large sitting areas and the dining room.
The large open floor plan is unified by melding the walls and ceiling together by painting hues of grey with a touch of ochre to create a stylish uniform box.
Different textures blend in the dining room. A zinc top table supported by a large sectioned turbine (unusual way to repurpose aircraft parts!) Chairs upholstered in velvet.
Inviting eating area on the porch.
A second more informal dining room just off the kitchen.
The island kitchen features a silestone countertop.
A large professional kitchen with a white white color mixed with wenge.
A jute area rug covers an oak flooring in the master bedroom. The headboard is upholstered in velvet.
Double sinks placed on a restored wooden table in the master bathroom.
The materials in the bathroom are coated travertine and marble.
When asked their decorating style, most people would say they are eclectic, meaning they like a little bit of this, and a little bit of that. Having an eclectic interior design style is the way to go if you just can’t choose one style. This fabulous house is an excellent example of eclectic design, which encompasses a variety of periods and styles and is harmoniously brought together through the use of color, texture, shape and finish. Eclectic style is about mixing rather than matching, though all design elements should coordinate to achieve a look that is fresh and avant-garde. Eclectic style is the fingerprint of innovation and creativity. Borrowing from different sources and periods, eclectic style is a highly individualized style and can easily be changed on a whim.
Bright and bold splashes of turquoise have been accented throughout this home to give it a unique sense of style. What do you think? Did they pull it off?
Photos: Light Locations