Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Atelier St in Leipzig

From Leipzig's Atelier St comes this infinitely charming cabin in the Brandenburg Forest. Architects Silvia Schellenberg Thaut and Sebastian Thaut did well in creating a sense of spaciousness from what might have been claustrophobic. An unobtrusive exterior shrouds a warm bright interior, clad in plenty of white and pine clapboard. The result is a tastefully modern hide-out from the cold. Read more at Remodelista.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Stockholm Details

Take a look at this Stockholm apartment from Fantastic Frank. Details like the mirrored black-splash, brass window hardware, and bathroom scrapbook nook really make this space cozy and unique. It also shows off that coveted Scandinavian knack for pairing minimalism with warmth, seen here as white paint and neutral textures offset by bursts of color and foliage. Spotted on Emma's

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Chay Wikes in LA

Spotted over at My Scandinavian Home, we love the styling of the LA home of fashion designer Chay Wikes. A brick and wood structure paired with a concrete floor and vintage furnishings make for a cozy west coast feel. Like what you see? We recommend checking out Wikes' online boutique here

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Backyard Bastions from Kim Hoyt

This time of year has a way of inspiring thoughts of escape. Brooklyn-based Kim Hoyt has just the ticket. Despite the challenges of working in an urban environment - zoning, neighbors, space... - Hoyt has a reputation for for creating a intimate, lush landscapes so often fantasized about in the city. See more of both her interior and landscape work at Kim Hoyt Architect

Photo: Dan Wonderly, 2013

Photo: Trevor Tondo, 2011

Photo: Dan Wonderly, 2013

Photo: Trevor Tondo, 2011

Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Brownstone Distilled

We can't seem to stay from any project with steel-frames windows. Enter: A 19th century Upper Westside brownstone from O'neill Rose Architects. While the facade of the home was restored as per NYC Landmarks and Preservation standards, the interior was distilled down to its essence. The result is a space which defers to original architectural details while also establishing a sense of modern spaciousness. And our favorite…steel-framed windows. Their narrow profile means more glass which means more light, a luxury sometimes scarce in older homes. For more, visit O'neill Rose Architects. Via Remodelista

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A Warm Center

Industrial materials define this home from Sweden's Sandell Sandberg. Centered around a hearth of concrete and cast iron and wrapped in an exterior or brick and metal, this home in Sweden's southern coast still manages to radiate a homely sensibility. Plenty of open space and an abundance of light give balance and a surprising sense of calm to the space. Find more at dezeen