London designer Clare Gaskin used unexpected colours and really maximized space with great storage solutions in this terrace home.?We designed this Victorian terrace in two phases. Firstly we tackled the dated floorplan and dingy look with renovation work which stripped the property back to its shell. More recently, we made the property work as a family home, finding ways to reflect the personalities of this young family whilst providing much needed storage, so often requested for projects of this type.?The client wanted a contemporary, light, modern and airy space. During the first phase we opened the ground floor up. Positioning the kitchen at the louder (street) end of the property and with the dining area in the middle. At the rear of the property, benefitting from a side extension, the lounge is situated. We made the lounge feel more spacious by? digging down to increase the ceiling height and feel lighter with a large skylight and glazed french doors opening onto the garden.?The brief was for a lot of colour, as well as a flow and continuity through the property to ground it and make sense of the pockets of colour and pattern.?This project was filled with fun specifications of finishes as well as a lot of time spent on how to create storage wherever we could.
The owners of this apartment in Moscow wanted it to be bright and spacious and reflect their personalities and passion to travel. They must have very outgoing and eclectic personalities because WOW is this space ever both of those! Such vibrant colours, and unique details like the mural behind the tub, the rug made from used clothing and cushion from vintage jeans army tents and a Chinoiserie mural by the kitchen.? I really admire designer Daria Vasilkova‘s creativity and attention to detail. (Love the glass wall sconces repeated throughout the apartment in rather random placements)
Colour, colour, colour. For those who think that Australian designers can only do beige I give you The Palm, Woollahra by POCO Designs.Take a mid century vibe, wrap it in a jewel box of bright colours, open the interiors to the outside, sprinkle on the luxe and you’ll never crave beige again.
A midnight blue cocooning foyer, a mustard yellow accent chair, a Togo leather sofa in cognac with coordinating painted nook (love this!!!), more blue and yellow in the bedroom…. This apartment by Italian designer Grazia Caruso of Vesper Design?is modern and vibrant and I really love the warmth of these colours playing off each other. Such good energy in this space.
When all these uncertain times are over I’ll never complain about being dragged into work on a weekend again although no one would have to drag me here. More like drag me out. London Offices by Daytrip.