World renowned British interior designer Kelly Hoppen created an intimate yet sophisticated style for Hotel Murmuri in Barcelona, Spain. The interiors of the boutique hotel in the heart of Bacelona’s Rambla Catalunya, feature a look that celebrates classicism with a contemporary touch. Hoppen used her trademark neutral colour scheme with lush fabrics in suede, silk and satin, combined with soft leathers and velvets to create a stunning atmosphere for every room.
Café Germain in the 6th Arrondissement in Paris, France is a contemporary work of art. The attention grabbing centrepiece of the café is the yellow sculpture of a woman (“Sophie”) in high heels. Created by artist Xavier Veilhan, the lower half of the sculpture stands on the first floor while the upper half breaks through the ceiling to the second floor of the café. Thierry Costes, the owner of the café, invited Paris-based interior designer India Mahdavi to create the rest of the interior space. Mahdavi used black and white tile floor, and orange and green anise chairs to complement the yellow sculpture.
Freelance Swedish interior designer for IKEA AnnBritt Wallmén created an elegant yet comfortable atmosphere for this apartment in Älmhult, Sweden. The yellow sofa from IKEA set the colour theme for the living room and dining area. Wallmén believes you can mix and match any style, as long as the colour remains the point of harmony, you can mix the 1960’s with 1700’s. You can put an IKEA furniture here and an antique piece from the flea market there, and make the room come alive elegantly.
Interior designer Michael Berman took this grand 19,000 sq. ft. estate and created a livable home with understated glamour. The property, which sits on a 21 acre hilltop on Kip Drive in Benedict Canyon, Los Angeles, California, is a balance of timeless style and modern comfort. The Mediterranean inspired Tuscan Villa is ideal for entertaining and a dreamy private haven for the owner.
Portuguese interior decorator Marina Saldanha transformed this former fisherman’s hut into a beautiful vacation home. Situated on the Atlantic coast in Alentejo, Portugal, the house has a peaceful cactus garden. The interior of the house is charming with its simplicity. White walls are complemented by colourful cushions and bed linen. The colourful accessories in the kitchen brighten the room. The rustic beauty of the house creates a perfect atmosphere for relaxation.
Interior designer Ab Rogers turned this classical townhouse in the heart of London, England into an eccentric yet welcoming home for young children. The Rainbow House, located just off Portobello Road, is an overflowing of creativity and modernity with its use of colours. The design is centred around the spiral staircase with rainbow colours. The continuation of the theme is highlighted in each room with individual colour scheme. The most extraordinary feature, is perhaps the trap door in the bedroom above, with access to a shiny slide that snakes its way down to the yellow sofa in the living room right next to the open kitchen.
The Shadowy Deckchair by designer Tord Boontje is both an artistic expression and functional beach furniture. The contemporary design woven using coloured plastic threads evokes 1920s beach furniture found at the North Sea in Northern Europe. The curled backrest also serves as a parasol cover.