After admiring the Lyceum apartments by Stockholm property development company, Oscar Properties last week, I delved further into their portfolio and found these lovely apartments located in a former chocolate factory. Again, the historical character building, typical of factory buildings in the 1920's in Stockholm, have high ceilings and large mullioned windows which are so desirable in a living space. And to top it off, these spaces are well designed, have a beautiful palette of materials and styled with sophisticated pieces. Tick, tick, tick all the right boxes.
Photographs via Nordic Design
Today is my Mum's birthday and the family all gathered together on the shortest day yesterday to celebrate the grand occasion. Several birthdays ago, we gifted Mum the Eames House bird from Vitra, something that she loves and had admired for years previously. So this year, we gave her the latest version - Vitra's L'Oiseau (french for 'bird') designed in 2011 by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. Made from solid maple and sanded smooth, this delightful creature is so lovely to hold and you can't help but admire the simplicity. It looks good wherever it may be placed. Happy birthday Mum!
Photographs via Vitra
This is a amazing example of how great apartments can be! These beautifully staged apartment interiors, showing off the high ceilings and large windows are part of Lyceum, a new development in Stockholm, Sweden by Oscar Properties. Three buildings are combined to contain around 80 apartments and were once homes to classrooms and laboratories. These sophisticated apartments are unique and truly impressive. This is the Scandinavian style I admire most - modern, rich and warm.
Photographs via Nordic Design.
This richly embroidered Jane Churchill fabric called Santana has been ordered to create new cushions for a client.
This lovely fabric will be tying together a range of colours and textures in their living room, including a newly
re-upholstered sofa in cream zebra stripes!
Another week in the office has whizzed by and some lovely jobs have been coming together - here are just some of the things that have been happening. Have a great weekend all.
|This Cole and Son wallpaper, Columbus is going in a client's new powder room. Their new house has lovely views |
of the sea and this room happens to be at the back of the building so why not take the view with you?
|I saw these lab bar stools in white while having coffee with my boyfriend in a café and knew they would be perfect for |
a client's new traditional style kitchen that I've designed for her - even better that they are available in duck egg blue,
her favourite colour.
|I was given this divine T-lab rabbit as a gift of thanks from a friend - (whispering) who may be opening a cool new store|
in Wellington. Don't worry I'll keep you posted! She's looking sweet on my book shelf.
This studio apartment located in Auckland was recently featured in Remodelista and it is a great example of well designed small-space living. Designed by Karin Montgomery Spath, this stylish loft was created above the garage for her clients to reside while their main house was undergoing extensive renovations. Since completion, this loft has become the house's guest quarters. Read how Karin approached this project and her small space ideas here.
Photographs by Matthew Williams
Check out these soothing and elegant bedrooms belonging to Margot House hotel in Barcelona. They are so appealing after a busy week! Have a great weekend all.
Photographs via Margot House
Lately I have been working on a character-style kitchen. It's about finding a balance between a modern kitchen that functions well, yet retaining traditional details that will tie in with the rest of the character interiors.
I recently found this stunning kitchen on Remodelista, which is a great example of what I am talking about. This interior is on a grand scale compared to what I am working with, however you can't help but admire, and be inspired, by all the details and touches that make this kitchen, laundry and utility rooms so rich and successful.
This includes the use of tiles - the grey herringbone flooring in the kitchen and the terracotta hexagon tiles (which look original) in the laundry/utility room; that amazing charcoal granite butler sink in the laundry, the brass pull handles and knobs on the cabinetry, the dark blue interior of the drawers, the brass taps in the kitchen and laundry, the marble and timber bench tops, the wallpaper in the powder room, the surrounding black framed windows and doors, the open shelving and the list just goes on.
This respectful and classy renovation was for a 1910 Brooklyn brownstone in New York and was designed by architect, Gerry Smith. Read more about it here.
Photographs by Samuel Morgan Photography via Remodelista.