Glamping Interior in India

For those of us that must do everything in luxury and style Glamping.com has taken the ability to book the most stylishly-in-tune-with-nature getaways you can imagine. Want a tent in India with pluming and leather furnishings? Done. With locations in North American, South/ Central America, United Kingdom, Africa, Europe, Oceania, Asia and the Middle East you’ll find an exotic destination with a resort like glamp site that will suit your fancy [ ..and oh how fancy it will be!].

Below is the interior of the tents at the resort Aman-i-Khás, located north of Jaipur on the outskirts of Ranthambore National Park in India. As sanctuary for India’s exotic wildlife, Ranthambore is one of the best place to see wild tigers in their natural habitat. The tents and resort is just as impressive as the wildlife surrounding it. I love the leather, wood and white theme that keep the safari decor spirit alive while remaining minimal and luxurious.

Images via Aman Resorts

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.

photos via living corriere 

August Lust List

 

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Happy August! Summer is flying by with full of pool hangs, beach trips and grilling. Keep that free spirit flowing through this month with a little mid-western hippie vibe. We’ve got a list of goods we’re lusting over this month:

Clockwise: Easy beauty keeping the skin natural with a seaweed mask. A lip stain that gives you the “I just ate a popsicle” look.  Adding natural elements to you home with these gilded precious stone coasters. Petite leather backpack are a must have, not only are they super adorable but practical, especially packing for an weekend getaway. Turquoise beaded jewelry is always a summer boho staple. Voila, the perfect shorts to go over your swimsuit. These two-toned ankle boots that will take you right into September.

Lush BB Seaweed Mask:

Benefit Benetint

RABLAB Lumino Guilded Coasters

3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Zipper Backpack

Suzanna Dai Rome Drop Earrings

Spell Daisy Chain Barabarella Shorts 

ACNE Studios Chestnut Clover Flat Ankle Boot

 

Man-Haven, Manready

There is so much awesomeness going on at Manready Mercantile it’s hard to decide where to begin. The decor feels like a rustic hunting lodge reminiscent of a more rugged, outdoorsy Ralph Lauren. The merchandise is a one-stop-shop for quality goods from tobacco pipes, wall hangings, apparel and local coffee, making it a great destination when on the market for a man-gift. The unique thing I love about Manready is that everything is for sale. Their buyer is constantly out shopping for new antique pieces i.e. consoles, sofa’s & rugs etc. So you may find yourself walking out of the shop with anything from beard treatment oil to a leather tufted sofa!

FLAGSHIP LOCATION:

321 W 19TH ST. SUITE B

HOUSTON, TX 77008

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 photos by the wonderful Daniel Colvin Photography  

London Loft Minimalism

Located in what used to be an industrial district south of London in Bermondsey, this open concept apartment is an example of historic and new construction merging together. The studio loft, originally from the Victorian period, characterized by it’s typical elongated shape and covered in red bricks, was turned into a  minimal, bright loft with a single bedroom overlooking a green inner courtyard. The project began in 2010, when the owner, a freelance photographer, needed a flexible living space to suit his businesses needs: a functional office apartment with the ability to turn into a photography studio. The architects from the design studio Form chose to create a large open living plan, kitchen with island, rectangular table, a seating area and a long shelf-desk for working. Next to that the bathroom, closet and laundry room, while the master bedroom is separated from the living area through a sliding wall. While the industrial character is evident throughout, the apartment has a cozy atmosphere due to the parquet floor of pine, recovered from an abandoned chapel,  and the whitewashing of all surfaces and fixtures, thus enhancing the interiors’ bright feel.

all images via livingcorriere.it

Remodel Update: the Kitchen

The kitchen came with original cabinetry from 1981…ohhhh vintage? Not really. While the dated look along with small boxed in kitchen seem overwhelming and limiting [seriously why was everything in the 80s’ boxed in with low ceilings?] the transformation was exhilarating. Looking at the before and after you may wonder… is that even the same place????

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Keeping the basic gallery kitchen concept, the ceiling was raised,  the entrance connecting the breakfast nook to the kitchen was opened and the breakfast bar added thus extending the kitchen into the breakfast room with stainless steel cabinetry along the breakfast room wall. This gave more room for storage. Opening the wall dividing the kitchen and the formal dining room made a huge impact. Not only does it add the much needed natural lighting and great Galleria view but opened the space up for easy entertaining, open concept feel without a “open concept” per se.

Cabinetry and design:  Downsview Kitchens | appliances: Miele | pulls: Restoration Hardware strande collection | faucet: Danze | track lighting: Tiella | tray & kettle: Alessi

Eco Kitchen Design: Flow2

A green concept kitchen innovated with simpler times in mind by Studio Gorm. The Flow2 Kitchen focuses on three major areas; waste, water and energy. Organized for efficiency it contains a functional space for just about every basic cooking need, like a herb garden that is watered by overhung drying dishes. Alas there is no refrigeration as it is described as a “plug-less” kitchen but the conter-top storage boxes help preserve bread, grains and roots. Take a look for yourself at Studio Gorm’s sustainable kitchen creation, well sized for smaller spaces too.

all images via studiogorm.com