It’s been a rather hectic week for me. I can’t wait until the weekend to just relax and catch up on some things I’ve been wanting to do around the blog. I wasn’t going to post anything today, but there are times in life when I come across things that are so wonderful, I have to stop whatever I’m doing to share. And that’s exactly what I’m doing.
When you’re successful with a bunch of money living in New York City, you can do a lot of things. Things like… combining five raw apartment spaces to create on gigantic triplex totaling 8,600 square feet, with an additional 5,500 square feet of outdoor space.. kinda things. That’s exactly what entrepreneur, Michael Hirtenstein spent three years doing with architectural designer Thomas Juul-Hansen and decorator, Amy Lau. I cannot get over the dazzling array of luxe surfaces, textiles and fixtures, especially that outdoor space in New York City. My goodness. You can check out the full article over on Architectural Digest, but they were kind enough to share some Design Wisdom if you’re thinking about ever decorating your space like this:
Work With Scale. Lau tempered the size—and hard edges—of the vast glass-box living room by installing soft, rounded carpets to create more intimate seating areas defined by sensuously curved Vladimir Kagan sofas. The large chandelier helps fill the void overhead.
it seems like within these last few weeks, i’m starting every post with a quick apology from my absence from the blog. but then i realize, you guys are humans that have your own lives and totally understand that shit happens. life gets hectic, blogs get forgotten. my bad. i’ll make it up to you with a beautiful interior you’ll envy. i stumbled upon this old warehouse turned super stylish london home yesterday and had to share. i’m a huge fan of people taking buildings that aren’t usually built for residential and turning them into just that. one of my dreams would be to convert an old church into a popping home. my favorite things about this home would be the the overall interior decoration and the use of bricks and stone throughout the place. i need that dining table in my life pronto.
these last few weeks have been hectic for me. tomorrow my job celebrate it’s 20th anniversary so i’ve been busy designing all materials for that and just making sure things have been flowing smoothly. not to mention, i’ve still had to tackle freelance client work once i get home. it was just a lot. all that resulted in me not wanting to look at a computer or a blog for the last few days.. so i didn’t. today, i finally
got made a little time to browse the web and look for some inspiration.
i stumbled across this wonderful contemporary house in village of comporta, portugal and had to share. i’m absolutely loving the ‘electric cocktail’ of design going on within the house. i don’t think a person could live here and ever be sad as the colors and view can definitely brighten and lift one’s spirit. what i absolutely love about this interior is the way the bright splashes of color play against the white backdrop and the mix of new and vintage furniture throughout the place. not to mention the surrounding estate offers a spectacular swimming pool, gardens and stone steps that leads up to an elevated and secluded porch. oh and how i could forget as a sucker of large prints, i’m loving the palm tree print. i wouldn’t mind that chilling in my living room. so once again future house, please.. take note.
the west village is probably my favorite spot in manhattan. it’s the perfect destination for weekend brunches followed by burning off your meal with shopping or strolling through christopher park. this weekend i stumbled across pictures of cameron diaz’s west village apartment and man, oh man.. i am in love. cameron hired kelly wearstler to turn her 2,400 sq. ft. prewar apartment into a glamorous, romantic, hollywood gem. i’m loving the mixture of patterns, colors and textures. going to need my future place to take note once again. especially the bathroom and kitchen areas.
if you make you way down the sunset strip in west hollywood, california you may just come across this beautiful villa designed by belzberg architects. enclosed off to the public by grand gates this resort-like sanctuary consist of three distinct structures –a main residence, a wellness center and of course, a guest house. i’ve fallen in love with the modern architecture and the openness of all the rooms. although i’m unsure if i myself would live in a house that’s composed mostly of glass, i really love how much light it allows through the entire place. oh, and that shower.. to die for.