Once upon a time La Maison d’Aix in the old Roman town of Aix-en-Provence, France was an elegant and charming private residence. Architects Laura Juhen and Louis Mariotti restored life to this old house and transformed it into a luxury boutique hotel. The interior design is modern with classical influence. In the Spa, the stone wall from the 16th century is refreshed and restored to its original state, blending with the luxurious modern Spa. Once frequented by Cezanne and Picasso, La Maison d’Aix has a magical ambiance that will inspire its guests.
With cinema-scopic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, this contemporary apartment in a 1950s building in San Francisco, California has an open concept that brings in the natural light. Architect Michael Palladino and interior designer Rick Irving of Richard Meier & Partners created the interiors using white oak floors and white walls that blend seamlessly with the owners’ art collection and the views of San Francisco Bay.
Here is an interesting decorating idea for the living room — rugs inspired by the iconic Royal Mail stamps featuring the image of a young Queen Elizabeth II. The Stamp Rug can be used as a conventional carpet or hung on a wall as a decorative picture. Rug Maker has been officially granted the licence by the Royal Mail to manufacture this exclusive collection of Stamp Rugs. The collection has a wide palette of colours and are handmade in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal from 100% New Zealand wool. This unique rug design creates a regal and elegant atmosphere to any room.
Interior designer Meg Braff blends traditional southern charm with colourful contemporary chic. The use of colour brings freshness to these living rooms. There is a sense of comfort and practicality to the elegant and timeless living room design.
Give your room the nautical look with decorative wooden boat shelves. You can use them in a country style home, or just about any corner of any room to give it that rustic marine touch. You can put books, collectibles, toys, or other decorative items on the wooden boat shelves.
Yellow can be a powerful yet soothing colour for a living room. You can use it to highlight a white background with cheerful results, or use it against black to enhance the elegance of a room. It also goes well with purple, or you can use it with light green to create a sunny atmosphere.
This 8,500 square foot residence in Mallorca in the Balearic Islands off the coast of Spain is a luxury contemporary home designed and developed with the cooperation of architect firm tecARCHITECTURE, interior designer Marcel Wanders, and developer Cosmopolitan Estates. The white-dominant interior is boldly contemporary and is highlighted by economical use of colours and details.
SEWA Restaurant in Hong Kong, China has a cosmopolitan setting that captures the character of its locale. Designed by TsAO & McKOWN Architects, this rooftop restaurant with vistas of the Hong Kong Harbour and the HSBC headquarters in the commercial district has distinct “neighbourhoods” within the establishment. The Harbour Side dinning area offers casual atmosphere; the Bank Side dinning area has warm tones of ivory and ebony; and buttercup yellow serves as counterpoint to Bank Side’s Minimalism.