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West Village Duplex

Above the gritty streets of New York City, rests this sophisticated and elegant duplex apartment. It’s located in the West Village, an area that is known to be home to quaint shops, celebrity sightings and turn of the century townhomes. As you enter this abode, notice the quiet sophistication and a substantial array of textures that envelope your senses. A soft palette of creams, whites, taupe’s, grays and pops of black meander throughout the spaces unifying them as one. Continue reading

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Nidi Design Spaces for Children

Move over trains, ballerinas and robots. I invite you to check out the new Graphic Collection designed by Nidi Design. What a welcome sight to find children’s furniture that is both aesthetically pleasing and practical. Design savvy parents need not look any farther than this series. Graphic pops of color mix with simple wood grains resulting in sophisticated furnishing solutions for the little ones in your lives. Continue reading

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Tiny Apartment

It’s difficult to believe how spacious this tiny studio apartment feels. I’m certain it’s all due to the high ceilings and a wall of enormous south-facing windows in the dual purpose living room and bedroom. The thick exterior walls create deep window wells. Topped with black marble, these built-ins are perfect for display or as an impromptu desk kept cozy by the full-window width radiators. Continue reading

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Izakaya Kinoya

Nestled amongst a symphony of textures, this artfully constructed club, named Kinoya, has found its place in Montreal, Canada. Interior designer Jean de Lessard, has once again brought his dedicated sense of creativity to this project. Designed to create a feeling of inhabiting a cocoon, Jean de Lessard has used texture, geometry and a sophisticated palette to create this unique and earthy establishment. Continue reading

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K Residence

This Brooklyn, NY, that’s right, New York, apartment is a delightful calming surprise. In a four-story condominium building, it’s a respite from the non-stop city, train, highway, and metal scrap yard outside. With just one bedroom, one bath, living room, and kitchen, the 1,065 square foot home feels spacious. Continue reading

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The Living Cube

Living Cube is a genius and stylish solution to small spaces and storage. It was designed by Till Könneker (illDesigns), constructed by Remo Zimmerli (Holzlabor) and Darren Green (The Old Wood Co.) Born out of necessity, it is another brilliant and simple fix. Continue reading

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Chambord Residence

Well-designed and perfectly executed transformations are an inspiring lot. Imagine what lies beyond the traditional stone facade of this 1920s duplex. The client and Naturehumaine architects designed a home through a remarkable study of geometry clad in an austere palette. Continue reading

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School Bus Converted Home

This former school bus now traveling home will quickly erase your childhood school transportation memories. Gone are the tight quarters, rambunctious children, cold hard metal, and slippery vinyl upholstery. This 35 feet in length 1978 bus conversion, oozes day light, charm, and comfort. Fully insulated and with a cast iron wood burning stove, it has proven its warmth in the winters in the Colorado Rockies, Washington, Oregon, and New Mexico. Continue reading

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Attic Apartment

I dream of renovating a top floor apartment tucked under dramatically sloped metal-sheathed roofs. On the southwest coast of Sweden, this small – less than 100 sq.m. – attic home is brilliant with inspiration. When they made the purchase, the owners were impressed with the potential of the sixth floor space though not its current execution. Of course, there is nothing like removing all of the interior walls to achieve a true sense of design freedom. Additional roof framing picks up where the former walls left off. Continue reading

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Uxbridge St. House

Some of today’s best houses are inventive renovations. A beautifully executed redesign is more than a sight to behold, it is synchronicity in motion. The collaborative design team of Francisco Serradilla, Olivia Moore, Voon Wong and Ping-Kern Ng of VW+BS Architecture and Design were hired for this project. Continue reading