Blackstone House

Last weekend it was Openhouse here in London, the most amazing architectural festival that gives free public access to lots of buildings in the capital and around the country. While most of the people generally hit for the iconic buildings in the city center, this year I opted to stay local and I discovered a beautiful gem just around the corner from my house:

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This new build is designed by 6aArchitects  and is nestled tightly into an irregular corner plot in North London and is split into three apartments.

The client – an artist and restaurateur – briefed the architects with a series of her own photographs depicting the stacking of everyday objects. The result is a minimal space, with a very strong character. The materials are rough ready, a perfect combination of wood, exposed concrete, brass and scratched white stucco.

The featured staircase is the fluid that connects the 3 apartments. The top floor apartment is the most beautiful one and has been decorated by the homeowner with an exquisite taste using a mix of old and new pieces.

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Regent’s Park House

Regent’s Park House

I think it’s time for a new home tour today! A while ago my friend Massimo asked me to photograph one of his project: this stunning flat not far from Regent’s Park in North London.

The Bedroom is simple but bright and minimal. The two bedside table are Meduse from Casamania. The Black & White Photo on the wall is by James Morris, one of my favourite architectural photographer.

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regents park house chair

The little wood side chair, found by the owner at a flea market is probably my favourite piece in the all flat.

The Bright Living Room found space for the dark metal of the Standard Jean Prouvé Chairs by Vitra and the Cavalletto Table by Cassina.

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The Perfect Armchair

The Perfect Armchair

Say welcome to our new Lounge Chair (I still have to give her a name)!!! If you remember my last post about the top 10 Best Lounge Chair I had a clear idea that a Mid-Century piece was the style to go for.

the perfect mid-century armchair

I had almost decided to buy the IKEA EKENÄSET Armchair, but my boyfriend made the point that if we wanted a vintage style chair we should perhaps trying and look in a Vintage shop for an actual vintage one (good point, well made….). That’s where our research started: we visited few vintage flea market (there are lots here in London) and some antique shops, but we couldn’t find what we wanted (or it was out of budget). Continue reading “The Perfect Armchair”

My House | In the Press

I’m so happy to share here on the blog, that the photos I took of our London Flat have been published on Apartment Therapy‘s website:

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and on the Italian Magazine CasaFacile.it

casafacile_minimal londonI hope you’ll enjoy the Home Tour of our calm, minimal London flat 🙂

Silvy


P.S. If you wanna publish it on your blog, web or magazine, just let me know. I am always delighted to share my photos with you!

Minimal Xmas Trees Inspiration

Minimal Xmas Trees Inspiration

It’s been a few years since I decided to make minimal Xmas trees instead of traditional ones. Here are a few trees I did over the years: I hope you like them…

1/ WHITE BRANCH 

Minimal Xmas treeA simple branch from a tree I found in the forest in Italy and then painted with white spray colour. Add some simple red white and black baubles (found at a local DIY shop) and some whole nuts to cover the base.

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