Interior Design

The last Winter post!

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Finally, goodbye Winter! It was the first day of Spring, yesterday. Although, before I will start with fresh posts like: ‘Colour in interiors’, ‘Spring! Time for changes’, ‘New collections s/s 2016’, I would like to present you a rather cold and a bit raw interior, yet with no-nonsense.

To finish the Winter period I picked the house interior of the great chef behind NOMA, the restaurant in Copenhagen that has been awarded three times Best Restaurant of the World. Impressive! René Redzepi, the 38-year-old chef, has a beautiful house and like his restaurant the home is refined and designed with a subtle elegance. With its visible wooden structure, white interiors and the old, big chimney in the kitchen, it reminds me of mountain chalets. The wooden floors are made of oak wood, from Dinesen, specialized in a very high quality craftsmanship. The kitchen and bathroom closets are made of the same wood. I must say, the kitchen is a real masterpiece! The home’s interiors are furnished with beautiful finds from flea markets, gathered throughout the years.

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:: Interior of the Day :: Enviable houseboat floats in Copenhagen harbour

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I desperately need sun. Here, in Paris, every day is rainy and cloudy. Fortunately, the first day of spring is about to come in less than a month, I hope. In today’s post I want to share with you wonderful idea of living!

Houseboats have always fascinated me. It must be nice living on the water, having a beautiful view, rooms always soaked with daylight. A real dream! This houseboat has been completed by Danish boatbuilder Laust Nørgaard for his own family in Copenhagen harbour. I like its very modern and simple architecture, made by a dark-stained wood panels and floor-to-ceiling sliding slatted shutters in light wood providing more privacy and allowing to control daylight. The interior follows the architecture: very bright and contemporary. Classic beautiful Danish interior design. I love it! Light playwood walls with built-in shelves and the stove give the space warm and bright ambience. The house is furnished with well known modern classics like Eames chairs and Poul Kjærholm stools, along with contemporary pieces like a sofa by Hay and the freestanding kitchen cabinets unit by Danish company Vipp. Absolutely amazing! I wouldn’t mind owning a houseboat like this. 🙂

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Interesting house renovation in Montreal

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In today’s post I would like to present you an interior design created by a Montreal based office. My regular readers already know that few posts earlier I showed another interior design in Montreal, which you can find here. I like the Canadian style. I heard about today’s office, La SHED, from my Canadian friend Emilie, whom I had a chance to work with.

After I saw all their projects I didn’t know which one to show you. There is definitely more than one I liked. The office has developed a great expertise in renovation, conversion and construction of buildings of all kinds. Their designs are very functional and contemporary. The basis of projects designed by the studio are: openness, light, alignment and use of durable, affordable and classic materials.

The project located within Montreal villeray district, named ‘de gaspé house’ is a renovated single family home completed in march 2015. The office created a contemporary facade that seamlessly integrates with the surrounding buildings. They used a dark painted clay brick for the front facade, a galvanized corrugated steel coating on the first floor and a light wood on the ground floor for the facades towards the garden.

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An elegant blue and grey tones apartment

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Yesterday’s first day of Autumn made me look for inspirations in calm palette of blue and gray. I found a very elegant and stylish family home featured in the current issue of Elle Decoration UK. I think you will be all inspired as much as I am.

This stunning apartment was styled by creative and talented Saša Antić. The photos were taken by amazing and one of my favourite photographer Kristofer Johnsson. This interior design presents a great mix of light and dark which provide nice contrasts and make this apartment so elegant and minimalist.

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Planning a trip to London? Must visit this sunny LA-style cafe!

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A year ago I found this picture above by browsing internet. I liked it very much because of its bright colours and fresh design. Last weekend I found it again and it turned out that this interior represtents a cafe inspired by California beach cafes. Designed by London based firm Alexander Waterworth Interiors, the cafe Hally’s is located in Parsons Green, in the heart of southwest London.

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Autor Rooms hotel – the key to the city of Warsaw

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Warsaw office Mamastudio has finally opened its own hotel, in the center of the city, transforming historic Warsaw apartments into guest rooms that showcase interiors, furniture and artwork by Polish architects, designers and craftsmen! Local polish art, design and craft is the very essence of Autor Rooms. Mamastudio worked with Polish architect Mateusz Baumiller to design the interiors of the hotel.

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French interiors by Dorothée Meilichzon

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Those who follow my blog know that not long time ago I wrote about Maison & Objet. Each year, the show celebrates selection of ‘the Designer of the Year’.

Dorothée Meilichzon is the winner of this year’s ‘the Designer of the Year’ category.

She studied industrial design. In 2009, at age just 27, she set up her own design studio which is called CHZON and concentrates on bars, restaurants and hotels interiors. Her approach is to have a global design vision and to work on each aspect in the project whether it is the interior architecture, the furniture design or the graphic design like signage or logos. She always has to be sure, by working every detail and material that everything looks coherent.

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Interior of the Day :: design from a scandinavian perspective

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I would like to invite you for a new and first post of Interior of the Day series. Posts entitled as such will mean my favourite interior, the one that totally amazed me.

Here is a cute little flat I found on Alvhem Makleri, quite some time ago. It is so lovely that I wanted to share it with you! This small and bright apartment is in Gothenburg, Sweden. Check out this wooden floor and absolutely remarkable flooring in the kitchen! What an idea!

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