Showing posts with label interiors. Show all posts
Showing posts with label interiors. Show all posts

4.4.14

The Haverkamps in Amsterdam

warehouse turned family home, located in the popular Jordaan area of Amsterdam. This is the home of interior designer and head of FLOW design company, Marius Haverkamp, his wife Emily (the creator of Gray Label, a line of children´s clothes) and their two young children, Beer and Filippa. Love the high ceilings, the enormous windows, the rough industrial look and the plants in the courtyard which bring a welcome dash of lush green to the whole house. For those fluent in French, visit Milk





Photographer Louise Desrosiers
Found via Milk

30.3.14

Hafsteinn+Karitas

And now on to some interiors. My very first entry on Koolandkreativ back in 2009 featured product designer Hafsteinn Júlíusson and his Growing Jewelry collection. Since then, Hafsteinn and his equally talented wife, Karitas, have teamed up and branched into interiors, products, packaging, branding, exhibitions and experience designs. Their beautiful apartment in central Reykjavik is up for sale. 

Photographer Gunnar Sverrisson




12.3.13

Home and Delicious

The latest issue of Home and Delicious is out, just in time for DesignMarch 2013, a week in March dedicated to Icelandic design which is, by the way, practically blooming these days, more of which a bit later. In this issue of Home and Delicious you will find a selection of Icelandic design and interviews with Icelandic designers such as Olga and Elisabet at Volki and Stefan Petur; interview with Emma Fexeus the creator of the hugely popular Emmas Designblogg, the Australian stylist extraordinaire Sibella Court plus an interview with Samantha Denisdottir of Lovenordic and Story North, one of the nicest person I´ve ever "met" online. Hope you enjoy the latest issue of Home and Delicious, my focus in the next few days will be on enjoying and introducing you to Icelandic design at its best. 


14.2.13

Love Warriors


It is perhaps appropriate, on this day dedicated to lovers, to introduce you to the Love Warriors, a Swedish team of incredibly creative talents.
  

All images © hannah lemholt | love warriors
Found via Sam over at Love Nordic

9.2.13

A home in Spello designed by Paola Navone

I´m spending a quiet Saturday at home, sorting through papers and magazines, going through my to-do list, contemplating things that have recently happened and thinking about things in the near future. It´s raining outside, absolutely pouring to be honest, and I´m snuggled up in bed with my dog snoring away at my feet, surrounded by magazines and my laptop. Going through my bookmark folder, I came across these images and decided to share them here with you, although I know that many of you have seen this home featured somewhere before, in magazines or on blogs. This is the home of hotelier Andrea Falkner Campi and her husband, Feliciano who runs a publishing house in Italy. Together, Andrea and Feliciano live in Andrea´s hometown of Spello in the Umbria region in Italy. Their home is huge, 500 square meters of open space with ceilings, almost 10 meters high. This 17th century industrial building had been empty for almost 60 years when Andrea and Feliciano bought it and set about renovating the whole place. The Italian design legend, Paola Navone was in charge of the interior design but Paola has one impressive portfolio, having worked as an architect, designer, interior designer and art director plus more, for prestigious clients such as Armani Casa, Alessi, Natuzzi, Swarovski and Gervasoni. Update! Andrea contacted me and told me that the sofa I had previously credited to Paola for Gervasoni was in fact a sofa Paola designed for Linteloo. Doesn´t change the fact that I absolutely love it and would love to have it in my living room. Thanks Andrea:)
The five Koushi lamps hanging over the massive dining table are designed by the American photographer Mark Eden Schooley who I have blogged about before, see here. The dining table itself is 6 meters long, made from thick, and I´m guessing, extremely heavy planks from the Kauri tree, found in New Zealand. The floor tiles are designed by Paola and handmade in Morocco. 


There are so many details that I love in this house. I love the industrial features which you see in particular in the kitchen but also in the steel structures of the upper passageways and how the industrial details blend beautifully with objects and details of Moroccan origin.
I´m particularly smitten with the massive beams, which like the brick walls, are painted white, making stark contrast to the furniture and fireplace. 

 The bathroom sink in the shape of a pie form, is designed by Paola for Flaminia
The bathroom tiles on floors and walls are also designed by Paola for Flaminia and handmade in Morocco. 

Photographer Max Zambelli
Text based on original text by Mille Collin Flaherty for Rum magazine
















The home of Lotta Agaton

I´ve shown you images from the home of Swedish stylist Lotta Agaton and her family before, see here. These images, shot by Pia Ulin and published in Residence magazine, are currently flying around blogs everywhere. And I´m not in the least bit surprised. The Stockholm apartment of Lotta and her family is painted pristine white and decorated with mostly black and white furniture. Maybe not so unlike many other Scandinavian homes we see these days. But what makes Lotta´s apartment stand out and makes it so incredibly appealing, in my mind anyway, are the lush, green plants all over the apartment. Fresh is the first word that comes to my mind seeing these images. Now I´m very much inspired to dash out and buy evergreen plants to decorate my own place.




Photographer Pia Ulin

7.2.13

Gilles & Boissier in Paris

Some of the most beautiful houses and apartments in the world are to be found in Paris and right here is one example to back up that claim. Patrick Gilles and Dorothée Boissier run the architecture and design firm Gilles & Boissier and this utterly gorgeous 19th century apartment on Boulevard Malesherbes, is their personal abode. The basic structures of the apartment are typical for French architecture of the 19th century; high ceilings, large open rooms, French windows and decorative, floral moldings on ceilings, doors, fireplaces, windows and walls. The herringbone parquet floor is to die for, beautifully complementing the classical structures and the ultra modern furniture and objects the owners have chosen for their home. While taking great care to protect and keep the original features of the apartment, Patrick and Dorothée have decorated the apartment with contemporary objets d´arts and modern furniture, some of which, such as the dining table, are designed by themselves. All of the photographs throughout the apartment are shot by photographers, some of them world famous such as Peter Lindbergh, Steven Klein and Albert Watson, represented by acte2galerie in Paris.














Original text by Tina Komninou

22.12.12

Christmas at Elin´s

Love these images shot by Elin over at Draumesidene, featuring her own home, all dressed up for Christmas. Lots of lovely details and inspiration.