Interiors: Graphic & Minimal

November 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

I love the idea of adding a new, contemporary structure to an already existing structure. In this case, Carl Turner Architects, wrapped an L-shaped volume around the rear of a Victorian terraced home, re-imagining the kitchen and dining room into a super contemporary and minimalist space.

The best part… a humongous (yes, I said humongous) window that extends this space out to the garden and the garden into the interior. Talk about maximizing your square footage. Now you have great indoor and outdoor living. Seamlessly.

I especially love the view from inside…that thick black frame around the window opening is so very graphic and delicious to me!


Knock Knock

November 11, 2012 § 2 Comments

A series of traditional door knockers. Just because I love them.

But here’s the thing: Size matters… make sure your door knocker is in proportion to your door! In the last shot (and my favourite door knocker of the bunch), the door knocker was at least 8″ in diameter because the door itself was about 30′ high. It opened into one of the most beautiful cathedrals I’ve ever visited… Igreja de Santa Maria Maior, Lisbon.

More Than Just Shutters

June 29, 2012 § 6 Comments

This house is more than just steel and glass and shutters.

The shutters are more than just a mechanism for light diffusion. They are Art and Pattern and Fabulous.

The stairs are more than just risers and a means to travel. Cantilevered, they sit at the structural core from which all other architectural elements come from.

And the rooms are more than just walls with doors and windows. In fact, they’re not that at all! Instead… levels and landings that flow from one to another and meet right back in the middle again.

You can see MORE… here. ;)

Interiors: Black, Gold and a Tub

May 28, 2012 § 6 Comments

Yes…that kitchen is a wonder! As in, I wonder how to keep those pine-slatted walls dust free?!  Me thinks my clients are starting to influence the way I see design. Ha ha…

Anyway… back to the love-in! That kitchen pendant is amazingly beautiful. So simple in shape and finish. Matte black and burnished gold. And then that crystal sparkle underneath just adds so much loveliness to the whole… I must find out who makes this fixture!

But I think what I love most about this interior are the architectural details… the sliding pocket doors and the way they retreat, revealing arched openings. Their black frames and integrated hardware so simple, so perfect. Not to be outmatched by the black framed windows, so tall and so definitive in framing the view outside.

And then there’s that bath tub. No, dear clients… it’s not comfortable but I don’t care. ;)

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