A cheerful and colorful apartment was renovated by decorator Pili Molina of the studio Masfotogénica, located in Malaga, a port city on southern Spain’s Costa del Sol. This small apartment of just 700 square feet 65 (square meters) is brimming with personality, showcasing retro style shapes softened with feminine touches. The homeowner wanted the interiors to be customized to fit their daily lifestyle needs. Its position near the coast and the sun-drenched locale inspired the interiors to reflect a lively and vivid color palette. The environment was designed for varying elements to live in harmony with each other, reflecting a vintage style: retro pieces coexist with Nordic and contemporary design, feminine notes and splashes of color. The layout of the apartment is very functional with an open plan living and dining area with access to a cozy terrace off the living area. A sunlit galley kitchen features a small table with two chairs to enjoy breakfast or morning coffee. There are two bedrooms that share a spacious bathroom, with the master bedroom having access to another wonderful terrace. Spaces are maximized with the use of natural light reflecting off the oak flooring the travels through most of the interiors and the use of mirrors, which also reflects light. Many of the furnishings and accessories were rescued from vintage and antique shops and flea markets.
The walls are painted with white and robins egg blue in the living room, with the wall of the dining area featuring a graphical wallpaper print. In the master bedroom a beautiful shade of blue dresses the walls, with both paint and a leafy wallpaper, leaving one wall with just white. The result is a symphony of light, materials and colors, so much vitality!
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What We Love: We love the playfulness of this apartment. If you live small, why not go big? There is some much personality in this home, the mix of colors leaves you feeling happy…and two separate terraces is pretty rare for such a small apartment, love it! What do you think, could you live here?
Photos: Mi Casa
A classic Victorian home was recently remodeled with the perfect mixture of comfortable living and entertaining spaces, located in Noe Valley, California. A sleek exterior facade opens into a cleverly designed floor plan featuring multiple decks, and a meticulously manicured property. The main level showcases an open and spacious great room illuminated with natural light through skylights and windows. A designer kitchen highlights an expansive Calcutta marble covered island with an adjacent dining table, perfect for entertaining large groups of guests. Also on this level is a guest bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and an office/library. A wonderful indoor-outdoor living experience is captured through floor-to-ceiling pocket doors. Through the doors is a sunlit deck to enjoy your morning coffee or prepare a delicious lunch and savor it while you take in a breath of fresh California air. With multiple outdoor lounge areas, guests can easily be entertained outdoors, especially nestled around a cozy outdoor fireplace. On the lower level you will find three bedrooms, which includes an elegant master bedroom suite, a laundry room and single car garage that contains access to the interior.
This fascinating property can be all yours, as it is listed for sale at $3,195,000, spotted on Vanguard Properties.
What We Love: This home was originally built in 1904, so the original spaces of this Victorian home were dark and narrow. The overhaul with skylights and sliding glass doors helps make the spaces bright and airy and really updates and modernizes the home. The open layout is clean and uncluttered, with cleverly conceived furniture arrangements, a very welcoming home for the next lucky homeowner! What do you think, would this be your idea of a dream home?
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A bright and eclectic family cottage was transformed by interiors studio Flik by Design, located on Lower Stony Lake, in Lakefield, Ontario, Canada. The cottage was purchased as a second home for a family from Toronto who wanted to escape to cottage country during the beautiful summer months. The original cottage had a former life as a sheriffs cottage, hosting several guest bunk rooms. The new homeowners wished to have a family retreat with a timeless aesthetic, mixed with eclectic furnishings and a treasured collection of items, vibrant colors and an intriguing feel. The project took a year to complete, with a color palette ranging from turquoise to yellow to a tantalizing kelly green, giving a very cheerful, cozy vibe to the interior spaces. Custom cabinetry, furnishings, pillows and bedding are mixed with vintage accessories and family treasures all layered together to create a collected aesthetic. The end result for this historical small cottage is a whimsical Maritime vibe that both designer and homeowners were seeking to successfully re-create.
What We Love: This is a very cheerful and playfully designed cottage that is just the perfect scale for a second home. It has lovely mix of furnishings that are very inviting and makes you want to curl up and relax. Charming and eclectic, we love all the color and the mix of old and new. What do you think, what do you like most about this cottage?
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The main cottage bathroom features a re-purposed cabinet that was left behind from the previous tenants. It was re-painted in a minty green and used as a rustic vanity.
Photos: Donna Griffith Photography & Style at Home
Zaca Creek Ranch is a spectacular rustic barn home transformed by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design, nestled on 1,600 acres in Santa Ynez, California. The beautiful surrounding property is covered with oak trees, and the building structure itself seems to fit with its environment. A barn-like home with a casual, comfortable aesthetic and soothing color palette inspired by its surroundings. The interiors are decorated with warm off-whites, shades of green, sage and browns and mellow red accents, which is reflected in the kitchen cabinets. Rustic materials and objects were added throughout the home to create warmth and comfort. Reclaimed tobacco-barn oak was applied to the flooring and custom cabinetry. The bathrooms feature neutral hued tiles, which mixes nicely with the warmth of the reclaimed wood, creating a nice balance with the unique light fixtures and mirrors. The bedrooms feature sliding barn doors to conceal the closets. Most of the furnishings are antique, including the old tractor seats which were retrofitted to create eye-catching bar stools in the kitchen. A reclaimed wrought-iron gate was transformed into a beautiful headboard. In the living room, an Indian cart was re-purposed into a coffee table.
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Photos: Courtesy of Jessica Helgerson Interior Design
This compact one bedroom apartment is a mixture of Japanese and Scandinavian minimalism, designed by INT2 Architecture, located in Saint-Petesburg, Russia. With a limited budget, this 667 square foot (62 square meters) home was decorated with plenty of inspired creativity, mixing DIY furnishings and accessories to create an artful aesthetic. The interior spaces were separated into a living room with kitchen and dining area, hallway, bedroom, bathroom and a balcony. The front entryway hall features a spacious dressing room just off the living area. A wall of aggregate concrete blocks separates the living room from the dressing room, which acts as not only a media wall, but natural ventilation and light can filter into the space. The designers used inexpensive and readily available materials, such a painting walls, pine flooring, white ceramic tiles and birch plywood. Concrete was already existent on the hallway floor, ceiling and balcony, which was covered with a protective varnish.
Some of the furnishings and accessories were retrofitted on the spot by the design team, such as: plywood boxes along the windows, dining table and chairs, chest of chests of drawers in the lounge area and the bedroom, bedside tables, lamps, clothes rail, shelves in the kitchen and in the dressing room, sliding doors, lampshades for the lamps, table under the bathroom sink, holders for toilet paper and towels in the bathroom.
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What We Love: The mix of DIY furnishings and IKEA to create a home that although minimalist, still manages to feel cozy and very charming. The concrete block partition wall in the living room not only serves a purpose, it is also very eye-catching. There are so many creative details, there is a lot of budget-friendly ideas to pick up inspiration from. Enjoy!
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Photos: Courtesy of INT2 architecture
A cutting-edge property with mid-century influences, this renovation project was carried out by DEX Studio, nestled in the Silver Lakes hills area of Los Angeles, California. With expansive views over downtown Los Angeles and beyond to Catalina Island, this environmentally conscious home offers a nice indoor-outdoor connection. The renovation was completed in 2011, featuring open living spaces spread out over the main level with a bedroom, bathroom and a den. A treetop master bedroom suite inhabits the upper level with a spacious deck and outdoor shower. Custom designed elements includes steelwork, walnut cabinetry and a distinctive louvered screen on the exterior facade to help shield windows from the heat of the sun. A two-car garage offers a separate guest studio above it which plays host to a kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. Beautiful outdoor living spaces encompasses roughly 1,875 square feet, which includes a lush landscaping of succulents and native plantings.
What We Love: Along with the stunning, open interiors that seems to meld with the outdoor landscape, there are a lot of unique details that makes this home exquisite. The master bedroom suite is also an amazing space, feeling like a treehouse, the privacy that it offers is a wonderful space for anyone wanting a little tranquility at the end of a long day….and the outdoor shower is a big bonus! What are your thoughts on this property, are there any stand-out features for you?
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The studio above the garage is the perfect space to host guests, private and separate from the main house.
Photos: Courtesy of DEX Studio
A seaside home was recently renovated with Moroccan style interiors, located in rural Basque, near Biarritz, an elegant coastal town in southwestern France. The home was purchased by a couple living in Paris who were looking for a relaxed haven to unwind on weekends and holidays. The new homeowners were looking for all the things they were missing by living in a big city, light, space and the horizon. Outside, beautiful gardens composed of hydrangeas, lavender and wild grasses creates a welcoming environment to spend time lounging outdoors. On the interiors, light illuminates the spaces and designer furnishings from the region adds character. A mix of vivid and strong colors infuse the spaces, inspired by Moroccan style and the colors of Basque architecture. All areas of the home boast a special charm, however in the summertime there are two areas which are key, one being the summer kitchen, with a work island that servers as a bar; another is the stunning swimming pool, surrounded by lush flowers and shrubs. Inside, the living room fireplace recreates the best living environment for the coldest of nights. Could you possibly ask for anything more?
In the interior, choosing the upholstery and curtains, the designers selected an intense red rouge, a hue characteristic of the region, which can also be seen in the architecture of the house. Touring through the spaces you will see materials of skirting pine, stone floors, ceramic or mosaic walls paneled with carved wooden slats.
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Photos: Nuevo Estilo
A fifth floor pre-war apartment has undergone a stunning overhaul of its interiors by CWB Architects, located in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York. The urban home of a busy family of four, this 2,800 square foot property underwent a major overhaul that included a brand kitchen, all new bathroom, custom millwork and furnishings and a lighting system that highlights the owner’s extensive art collection. To allow the artwork and sculptural lines of the furnishings to be showcased, the design team selected a sophisticated and subdued color palette. The central gathering spot of the residence is the den, where the family enjoys spending time together conversing and watching movies. The space presents itself as an area of warmth and tranquility, with a clean lined fireplace and firebox and neutral, soft furnishings.
A gallery wall in the dining/kitchen area showcases a personalized collection of family photos, making this space very welcoming and cozy. A functionally designed all white kitchen mixed is accented with stainless steel appliances and light fixtures to create a sophisticated and modern aesthetic. The designers repeated the yellow from a piece of artwork in the living room into the dining room chairs, creating harmony. What do you think, does this design of this home appeal to you?
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Photos: Hulya Kolabas
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