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 


Unique Wall Paper Art

Pondering wall paper to accent a wall or theme a full room? Get inspired by these unique [and some over the top] ways to make your wall paper a work of art. From the whimsical spam generated wallpaper to an Asian inspired mountain side scape there’s bound to be something that will get you craving some new wall decor.

-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


Fire Island Residence Inspiration

Bruce Bierman Design did a fantastic job styling this smaller residence located on Fire Island, Long Island, NY. The mirrored wall in the 10×10 bedroom really give the illusion of space. All the white furniture and walls pairs with pops of wood and natural tones give the space a clean, high end feel while fitting the bill for a casual beach getaway retreat.  My favorite details are the white vases exploding with colorful flowers against the all white decor and walls. Simple, elegant and clean is a timeless look.

-Beatrice Brody