It’s such a classic, you finish refurbishing one room and either you think of the next project (even if I swear I won’t do anything for a while) or you’ll just see something you like more and wish you did differently.
In my case, I discovered Elan Kitchens a lovely showroom in west London and wish I had seen their kitchen designs before I started.
They are official retailer for the German brand Leitch Kitchens a brand that I hadn’t heard of before. They create high-end quality kitchens, using carefully selected materials with an ecological process.
So, our kitchen is almost done, but before I can share some photos with you (the sockets still need to be placed, so I am holding on before taking some nice photos…) I would like to share a mood board.
As I mentioned on my previous post the room is facing North, so it used to be quite a dark space (not anymore hehe), that’s also why we decided to go for a full white. We fell in love with those anthracite IKEA door handles (HACKÅS Handle), to break a bit the uniformity, and so the B&W theme came together pretty easily. I think is always good even before planning to have some clear idea of what the big picture should look like, so here it is mine:
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:
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.
Black Stone Building_ILBT
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.
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.
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.
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.
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