Using white as the background, this contemporary home designed by Tara Seawright makes it easy to switch colours. The interior decor has a whimsical flair using bright pillows and chairs to highlight the neutral canvas. Yellow in the master bedroom provides an intimate atmosphere, and the yellow ceiling in the kitchen brightens a dark enclosed corner. Sunlight floods the dinning room with large windows giving the illusion of being outdoors. Red tangerine chairs in the living room jazz up the atmosphere, while the Flokati rug softens the space.
French furniture maker Grange expresses an unique style that combines creative design and beautiful materials. This collection of tables provides inspirational interiors with an ambiance that is part rustic and part industrial.
This interesting loft apartment design with a sense of being on a boat lets you dream about the open seas. The nautical theme extends to every room with portal windows, wood flooring and captain bar stools in the open kitchen. Located by the Thames in London, England, the apartment has a great view of the financial district across the river from its rooftop terrace.
Situated high on a peninsula in Saint Barthélemy in the Caribbean, this luxury residence has spectacular 270 degree views of the ocean. Designed by Barnes Coy Architects, the house has a contemporary design with a Caribbean flair. Each bedroom opens to a private outdoor shower. The use of limestone wall and glass panels in the living area allows for seamless connection between the interior and the exterior spaces.
Watershed House is a 100-square-foot writer’s retreat located in Wren, Oregon. Architect Erin Moore of FLOAT Architectural Research and Design built this small studio for her mother who is a noted nature writer. The intention of this retreat is to have a place to observe the surrounding ecology without disturbing it. The sustainable retreat is off the grid with no direct road access. It is constructed from prefabricated recyclable materials that can be easily assembled and disassembled. A chute from the roof is designed to let rainwater trickle down a water trough just outside, creating another element of nature with the sounds of rain.
Italian graphic designer Federica Naj Oleari is not intimated by colours. One is seduced by the expressiveness of the colours in this small apartment which Naj Oleari transformed into a microcosm of rich ideas. A deep mustard yellow is balanced by a black and white artwork. A yellowish green in the kitchen makes a statement. The aubergine furniture in the living room provides an elegant contrast with the green wall which makes the room visually mesmerizing.
No expense was spared with the building of this 15,000-square-foot luxury estate in Corona, California. The architecture and interior design are fashioned in the French and Italian traditions of European aristocracy. The foyer of the home extends into a central isle with dome glass ceiling. Its grandness is reminiscent of St. Peter’s Basilica. Ionic capital columns support the arched hallways, and marble flooring, crown moulding and baseboards provide an air of opulence and old world elegance. The landscaping of the property has the ambiance of a Tuscan estate with its mature olive trees. The estate has magnificent views of the Santa Ana Mountains and city lights. A 17,000-square-foot swimming pool and party pavilion along with a cinema and ballroom offer grand scale entertaining and living.
This small apartment in Sydney, Australia has a layout that revolves around a custom pivoting glass table that swings 180 degrees. The table is attached to a structural column that enables the glass top to swing from the dinning area to the living room and to the kitchen. The all-white apartment interior was designed to let the views of Bondi Beach, the weather and the season set the tone.