White Washed Stable House

Transformed from an old horse stable into a charming country residence in Alcácer do Sal, in the Alentejo region of Portugal.  Architectural firm Atelier Data are the masterminds behind transforming this rural building to a contemporary  private residence. The stable was stripped clean, preserving only the beautiful sloped wooden ceiling and exposed beams.  Contrasting the original wood the walls were painted white creating a bright and fresh feel.  Decor and furnishings were kept minimal and linear, also designed custom by the firm Atelier Data.

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Tel Aviv Penthouse with A View

This large penthouse on Antokolski Street in the north of Tel Aviv takes up the entire floor [ 600 square meters ] of the building and boasts a 360 city view.  The studio design company Israel Pitsou Kedem Architects used framed sliding glass walls to surround the entire house “to eliminate the boundaries between inner space and outer space”.

The corridors flow from room to room running along the outer perimeter of the apartment, while the rooms located on the inside never interrupt the views. The centerpiece of the apartment is the large open-plan living area, spacious and bright which may be overshadowed by the infinity pool raised and covered in dark stone that reflect the skyline of Tel Aviv.

Decor wise contemporary Italian and European furniture was used including Vitra, Flos lamps, a Boffi kitchen and a large library from B & B Italy. The pops of color though out the decor add a subtle yet pointed contrast from the grey concrete throughout the penthouse. 

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Condo in SOHO

Want city life in SOHO without sacrificing space? Budget allowing, one option is two buy two units and merge them into one luxurious single residence. That is just the case for this condo, designed and created by CCS Architecture it is located on the 12th floor of 505 Greenwich Street and has remarkable views. The walls of the previous units were completely demolished and the new space was created from scratch resulting in a total of 1600 square-feet of living space.

All rooms were designed along the five floor to ceiling windows getting the most possible light and view into each room. It has a open plan concept where then living room, dining room, kitchen flow into one another. The two bedrooms are located on opposite ends of the unit allowing for maximum privacy.

Living Space in Fifa World Cup’s Belo Horizonte

Located in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil [current location of the 2014 Fifa World Cup] this home, named Casa Aguas Claras, was designed and developed by Estela Netto Architecture & Design. It was designed with young couples in mind mixing the splendors of the outdoor with modern luxuries and commodities. Floor to ceiling windows allow for great natural lighting and spectacular views of the natural terrain surrounding the home. The decor has a minimal/ modern touch in the neutral and brown color palate to coordinate with the woodsy outdoors.

Newlyweds, interested?

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Contemporary Plant Decor Ideas

One thing you miss out on when living in a high rise/ flat/ loft situation is a lush green garden. You definitely don’t want to skip on indoor greenery in your home decor as potted plants not only look good but they make your living environment a healthy one by purifying the air from toxins such as formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene. Some of the best plants for air purification include the Peace Lily, Aloe Vera, Dracaena, Mums, Bamboo Palm, Golden Pothos, English Ivy and Chinese Evergreen. When decorating a smaller space with plants it is wise to use sleek minimal plants and planters. Make use of  wall mounts, ledges, hanging mobiles and unused space above kitchen cabinets as you don’t want to eat up precious floor space.

Here are some awesomely crafted plant decor ideas for your indoor air purification project!

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-Beatrice Brody

The Art of Living

If  you are looking for contemporary inspiration for your living space look no further [for the next five minutes anyways] than this case of life and art coming together for the “The Art of Living Exibit”. This exhibit ran from April 8-27th 2014 at the Triennale di Milano Design Museum featuring five Italian artists; Nicola Gobbetto, Paolo Gonzato, Marco Andrea Magni, Alice Ronchi and Francesco Simeti paired with Italian design companies; B&B Italia, Poliform, Martinelli Luce, Teuco, Meridiani, MDF Italia, Persol, BTicino, Potocco, Hodara Art Designer, Gardesa and Marazzi, to create ten mobil rooms in a contemporary representation of the daily art surrounding our lives that is home decor.

dining: art: Paolo Gonzato – Design: B&B Italia

living: art: Marco Andrea Magni – design: Potocco

boudoir: art: Nicola Gobbetto – design: Persol

 

kitchen: art: Paolo Gonzato – design: Marazzi

home office: art: Francesco Simeti – design: BTicino

in & out art: Nicola Gobbetto – design: Gardesa ASSA ABLOY

domestic SPA: art: Alice Ronchi – design: Teuco

Patio art: Francesco Simeti – design: Meridiani

reading room: art: Marco Andrea Magni – design: MDF Italia

relax: art: Alice Ronchi – design: Poliform

 -Beatrice Brody