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Before & After: A “Not Too Brooklyn” Bachelor Pad in Park Slope, Transformed with Paint

Dan Mazzarini of BHDM Design was given a mandate when it came to a dated apartment in Park Slope, Brooklyn: create a sophisticated and polished masculine retreat that was “not too Brooklyn” for the apartment’s bachelor owner, a book-loving lawyer with little time to fret about the details. The two-bedroom apartment was in good, if dated, condition, with a ho-hum mashup of middle-grade finishes, before Mazzarini got to work. He redid the whole apartment with several gallons of paint and a tight p...
Tags: Books, New York, Budget, France, La, New York City, Paint, Brooklyn, Ikea, Apartments, Stockholm, Benjamin Moore, Masculine, Simon, Brimfield, Sherwin Williams


Beneath the Surface: A Petite Manhattan Apartment with a Surprising Amount of Storage (and Small-Space Tricks)

The secret to this petite Manhattan apartment? Its inventive hidden storage—so well-hidden, in fact, that I didn’t notice it at first glance. When two Israeli-born architects, Noam Dvir and Daniel Rauchwerger of BoND, acquired the circa-1910, 520-square-foot apartment in the city’s West Chelsea neighborhood, it was laid out like a typical, cramped New York flat, with a railroad layout and a walled-off kitchen and bathroom in the center of the space that didn’t get any light. The duo transformed ...
Tags: Books, New York, New York City, Paris, Ikea, Apartments, Manhattan, Chinatown, House Tour, Small-Space Living, Architecture & Interiors, Storage & Organization, West Chelsea, Dvir, Copenhagen Townhouse Renovated, Eric Petschek


Bed-Stuy Avant-Garde: Inside the Eclectic Apartment of a Brooklyn Designer and Shop Owner

To say that Kai Avent-deLeon is juggling a lot would be an understatement. She’s the owner and visionary behind the Brooklyn concept shop Sincerely, Tommy (and its in-house cafe), and she’s currently overseeing construction on a new project, a restaurant and boutique hostel set to open in the fall—all in the Bed-Stuy neighborhood where she was born and raised. She’s a designer in her own right, creating pieces for Sincerely, Tommy’s in-house clothing line and sculptural furniture for her own apa...
Tags: Home Depot, Books, New York, Craigslist, New York City, Brooklyn, Apartments, Peru, New Mexico, Bed Stuy, Tommy, Jefferson Avenue, Bushwick Brooklyn, Small-Space Living, Architecture & Interiors, Antiques & Vintage


A Reimagined Ranch House: An Artist’s Family Home, Ikea Kitchen and DIY Bath Ideas Included

“If you had known in advance all that your house would require—three move-out renovations in seven years—would you still have bought it?” Maya Schindler has come to see her Long Island, New York, ranch house as a member of her posse and her devotion to it is unwavering. Especially now that it’s been tailor remade for her and her family: husband, Ranaan Schul, and their kids, Naomi, 7, and Mikael, 5. Maya is a painter/installation artist and Ranaan is a mathematician—they met in high school in Je...
Tags: Books, England, New York, Etsy, Ebay, La, Israel, Jerusalem, Barcelona, Brooklyn, Maine, Yale, Hurricane Sandy, Ikea, Pink, Vermont


A Designer and an Antiquary’s Remodeled Guesthouses in Reims (Soon Available to Rent)

I have never been to Reims, the city in the Champagne region of France where all of the French kings were once crowned. But, through the magic of Instagram, I’ve spent the last few weeks poring over one of the most classically, quietly lovely projects I’ve seen: a pair of guesthouses and the accompanying family house of the family renovating them, steps from the city’s famous cathedral. It was Instagram that first led me to discover Les Penates Reims: While researching Nomibis—a flea market base...
Tags: Books, Instagram, France, Vacation Rentals, Reims, House Tour, Rose, Jean, Brun, Architecture & Interiors, Antiques & Vintage, Brice, Design Travel, Berard, French Style, Salome


French Lessons: A Designer and an Antiquary’s Remodeled Guesthouses in Reims (Soon Available to Rent)

I have never been to Reims, the city in the Champagne region of France where all of the French kings were once crowned. But, through the magic of Instagram, I’ve spent the last few weeks poring over one of the most classically, quietly lovely projects I’ve seen: a pair of guesthouses and the accompanying family house of the family renovating them, steps from the city’s famous cathedral. It was Instagram that first led me to discover Les Penates Reims: While researching Nomibis—a flea market base...
Tags: Books, Instagram, France, Vacation Rentals, Reims, House Tour, Rose, Jean, Brun, Architecture & Interiors, Antiques & Vintage, Brice, Design Travel, Berard, French Style, Salome


The Family Duplex: Architect Camille Hermand’s Newly Combined Paris Apartments

Whenever we ask architects if we can see where they live, the response is invariably: “My place? Let’s just say it’s a work in progress.” Followed by: “You know the expression about the shoemaker having no shoes?” Paris architect Camille Hermand is one of the brave few to open her doors to us. Hermand has a degree from Paris’s École Spéciale d’Architecture and runs her own five-person firm specializing in residential architecture and interior design (a year ago we featured her Grand Apartment Up...
Tags: Books, London, Bellevue, Paris, Apartments, French, Honore, Remodel & Renovation, Architecture & Interiors, Architect Visit, Farrow Ball, House Call, French Style, Caravane, Le Monde Sauvage, Camille Hermand


The Family Duplex: Paris Architect Camille Hermand’s Newly Combined Apartments

Whenever we ask architects if we can see where they live, the response is invariably: “My place? Let’s just say it’s a work in progress.” Followed by: “You know the expression about the shoemaker having no shoes?” Paris architect Camille Hermand is one of the brave few to open her doors to us. Hermand has a degree from Paris’s École Spéciale d’Architecture and runs her own five-person firm specializing in residential architecture and interior design (a year ago we featured her Grand Apartment Up...
Tags: Books, London, Bellevue, Paris, Ikea, Apartments, French, Honore, Remodel & Renovation, Architecture & Interiors, Architect Visit, Farrow Ball, House Call, French Style, Caravane, Le Monde Sauvage


Kitchen of the Week: An Architecture Firm’s Own DIY Kitchen in Williamsburg, Ikea Hacks Included

It’s been nearly a year since Julie stopped into an event in the East Williamsburg headquarters of Fabr Studio and, after poking around the premises, promptly dubbed them “Brooklyn’s most inventive, resourceful, economy-minded, under-the-radar architecture firm.” (She later returned with photographer Matthew Williams and his camera to capture the studio, and its garden, in full.) Since then, we’ve been seeing Fabr Studio’s work pop up everywhere, solidifying Julie’s initial hunch: this is the fi...
Tags: Books, London, Diy, Matthew Williams, New York City, Brooklyn, Ikea, Kitchens, Julie, Hudson Valley, DIY & Remodeling, Architecture & Interiors, Architect Visit, Kitchen Design, Kitchen of the Week, East Williamsburg


The Insta-Famous Airbnb: Villa Arunja in Bali

The allure of a vacation rental over a hotel? The sense that you can try on a new life: for a few days, you can be someone who lives in a tiny walkup in New York, or a rambling Italian villa. Book a stay at Villa Arunja in Bali and you can try on the life of an Instagram-famous couple in one of the country’s trendiest villages. Designer Lena Catterick, who has gained a cult following for Yoli & Otis, her line of plant-dyed baby carriers; her partner Carlo Letica, and their two small children spl...
Tags: Books, New York, Instagram, Bali, Australia, Airbnb, Vacation Rentals, Conde Nast Traveler, Byron Bay, Catterick, Architecture & Interiors, Hotels & Lodging, Design Travel, Beach Houses, Canggu, Geoffrey Bawa


A Soulful Casita in Todos Santos, Mexico, for a French Aesthete

A while back, while browsing LA-based photographer Laure Joliet’s site, we spotted photos of an intriguing modernist concrete house taking shape in Todos Santos. We emailed Laure to find out more: “A few years ago, my dad, Vincent Joliet, was visiting Todos Santos and was so taken with the place that he decided to find a piece of land,” she wrote back. “Todos is a charming, dusty town about an hour north of Cabo; it’s long been a destination for surfers and travelers turned off by the tourism sc...
Tags: Books, Mexico, La, Spain, Swimming Pools, Mexican, Vincent, Plaster, Acapulco, Todos Santos, Cabo, Laure, Herve, Architecture & Interiors, House Call, Merida Mexico


Indoor-Outdoor Living in Paris: A Windowless Warehouse Converted into a Family Loft, Central Courtyard Included

New meaning for hidden potential: when Marie and Gilles Ballard were searching for bigger quarters in Paris for their family of four, they toured possibilities of all sorts—until they came to across a single-story industrial building in the 11th, “a Chinese fabrics warehouse with no windows or openings to bring in light.” It was exactly what they were looking for. “Given the price of real estate in Paris, we had to find something that no one else wanted,” says Gilles. “We hoped to imagine and cr...
Tags: Books, Usa, London, Paris, Miami, States, Industrial, Brittany, Kitchens, Plywood, Gilles, Marie, Remodel & Renovation, Architecture & Interiors, House Call, Loft Spaces


A Victorian Hunting Lodge Receives a Refined Upgrade—Belgian Style

Queen Victoria made the pilgrimage to Gairnshiel Lodge in the Scottish Highlands. So did King George V, King George VI, the Duke of York, and the future Queen Mother. They came to hunt for grouse, take in the extraordinary hills and dales, and castle hop (Balmoral is just 10 minutes away). These days the attractions remain much the same—but an equal draw is the lodge itself. In 2015, a very private Belgian family of four, who prefer to be known just by their first names—Eric and Hilde, and their...
Tags: Books, UK, Australia, Scotland, Wes Anderson, Victoria, Ballater, Phoenix, Balmoral, Duke Of York, Antwerp, Hilde, Eric, Dee, Maarten, Cairngorms National Park


A Glamorous Pre-War Flat in Poland, Courtesy of Colombe Design (and eBay)

“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast,” Hemingway famously wrote. He was commenting, of course, on how the city—and the memories made there—can leave an indelible mark on those who’ve lived there, a sentiment that all Francophiles would agree with. But what if memories aren’t enough? To be safe, the owner of this one-bedroom apartment in Warsaw decided to bring the glamour a...
Tags: Books, Ebay, Wallpaper, Green, Paris, Poland, Auckland, Warsaw, House Tour, Hemingway, Vitra, Versailles, Ceiling Lights, Architecture & Interiors, Antiques & Vintage, Farrow Ball


The Six-Month Remodel: An Airy Flat in Nice Gets a New Lease on Life

Our London-based friend Helen Cathcart sent us photos recently of her newly renovated flat in Nice, which she restored in six short months and now rents out on Airbnb (follow her Instagram feed at @25RuePaganini). Here’s how it came about: “I have a good friend who lives in Nice,” Helen says. “She’s renovated a couple of properties there, and I had an epiphany when I first walked into her house. She was living the dream and why not! She and her husband had left London and were living in this bea...
Tags: Books, UK, England, London, France, Italy, Ikea, Nice, House Tour, Helen, Antibes, Carrara, Architecture & Interiors, Helen Cathcart, French Style, Cours Saleya


‘Mamma Mia’ Music Producer Nick Gilpin’s Stylishly Revived Georgian Manse

If houses could talk this one might say, “Mamma mia, here we go again.” It sits at the center of a crescent of Georgian dwellings that overlook the historic English city of Bath: Jane Austen would take long walks here for the rarefied air and the views. Used as University of Bath housing for the last 60 years, the building required a tag team of professionals to convert it back to a single family manse. Architect Jonathan Rhind stepped up to the task of removing the institutional additions and r...
Tags: Books, London, France, Britain, Jane Austen, Cornwall, Jack, Mia, Blenheim Palace, NICK, Islington, University Of Bath, Mamma Mia, Jonathan, Howe, Harding


‘Mama Mia’ Music Producer Nick Gilpin’s Stylishly Revived Georgian Manse

If houses could talk this one might say, “Mamma mia, here we go again.” It sits at the center of a crescent of Georgian dwellings that overlook the historic English city of Bath: Jane Austen would take long walks here for the rarefied air and the views. Used as University of Bath housing for the last 60 years, the building required a tag team of professionals to convert it back to a single family manse. Architect Jonathan Rhind stepped up to the task of removing the institutional additions and r...
Tags: Books, London, France, Britain, Jane Austen, Cornwall, Jack, Mia, Blenheim Palace, NICK, Islington, University Of Bath, Mamma Mia, Jonathan, Howe, Harding


Farmhouse Refresh: An Antiques Dealer’s Clean and Simple Family Retreat on Shelter Island

Pre-marriage and pre-kids, antiques dealer Jonathan Burden and costume designer JJ Joseph spent summer weekends in a group share on Shelter Island situated off the eastern tip of Long Island, New York. Both are people who gravitate to the old and untouched, so they couldn’t help but admire the scraggly farmhouse across the way.”It had fantastic old trees and the house itself was always empty,” says Jonathan. “It was clearly a gem that needed to polished and that’s what I do.” Several years later...
Tags: Books, New York, Maine, Connecticut, Brazil, Denmark, Pond, Chesterfield, Jj, Windsor, Christie, Atlanta Georgia, Jonathan, Matt, George Smith, Hudson Valley


‘The Simple Truth’: An Architect’s Historically Respectful Retreat in Provincetown

Built in 1802, the classic gable-front cottage in the Provincetown, MA, had everything Ezra Block and Jimmy Hung were looking for in a seaside retreat: an off-the-beaten-path location (down a quaint oyster-shell-paved lane), a generous flower and vegetable garden, and a free-standing shed large enough to host summer parties. Most important, the home offered unspoiled New England charm. “Shortly after we moved in,” Ezra recalled, “Jimmy remarked on how our little house was so ‘unique.’ As an arch...
Tags: Books, Ebay, Virginia, Toronto, Maine, White, New England, Benjamin Moore, House Tour, Nantucket, Loveland, Ezra, Jimmy, Provincetown, Schoolhouse Electric, Farrow


Before/After: A Space-Enhancing Historic House Remodel in Melbourne

Carole Whiting spent 20 years producing television commercials while moonlighting as her architect husband’s design sidekick. Eight years ago, she finally signed on full time with his firm. Several design awards, a white-hot laundry room—and a divorce—later, Whiting now runs her own busy South Melbourne design studio leading a team of four. We happened upon her stylishly practical interiors on Instagram and asked to see more. Here’s a favorite recent project: a new chapter for a compact historic...
Tags: Books, Instagram, Australia, Paris, Soma, Melbourne, Tom, Shaw, Moody, WHITING, Paola Navone, South Melbourne, Tom Carson, Remodel & Renovation, Small-Space Living, Architecture & Interiors


Before & After: A Modern Makeover for a Circa-1850s Row House in Jersey City

When it came to remodeling their circa-1850s row house in the historic Harimus Cove area of downtown Jersey City, young couple Chakshu and Gabriel, who also have a small son, turned to Mowery Marsh Architects to create an open, light-filled home. The match, it turns out, was a good one. “From our first meeting it was apparent that Chakshu has a great sense of style,” says principal architect Jennifer Mowery Marsh, “I remember thinking ‘I bet she loves Remodelista!'” When Chakshu and Gabriel boug...
Tags: Books, California, Black, House Tour, Rustic, Marble, Jersey City, Gabriel, Electrolux, Faber, OMNIA, Carrara, Williamsburg Brooklyn, Architecture & Interiors, Home Inspiration, Boral


True Colors: Historical Paint Expert Pedro da Costa Felgueiras’ Beautifully Idiosyncratic London Home

Most people wouldn’t call a centuries-old home that had been abandoned for 30 years and had no roof, no working electricity, and no reliable plumbing a “dream house.” But Pedro da Costa Felgueiras is not like most people. The Portuguese-born Londoner is a hot-shot expert on historical paints and pigments (see T Magazine‘s profile of him here), and where most of us would have seen a tear-down, he saw his next project, one that would unite his professional life with his personal. “When I first sta...
Tags: Books, UK, London, Paint, Ireland, Times, Pedro, East London, Historic, House Tour, Plaster, Modern House, Rita, Spitalfields, Architecture & Interiors, Palette & Paints


A Flood-Proofed Brooklyn Rebuild on a Budget, Ikea Kitchen Included

Unless you’ve tried to secure funding under NYC’s post-Hurricane Sandy Build It Back recovery program, it’s hard to fathom all that the team behind this Brooklyn remodel went through from start to (ongoing) finish. Back in 2012, Sandy sent 8.5-feet of water surging into the basement and ground floor of the century-old, three-story Red Hook townhouse, leaving it partially collapsed and in need of an extreme flood-proofed makeover. The couple who own it, a writer-artist and a garden designer with ...
Tags: Books, New York, Brooklyn, Ikea, Tokyo, House Tour, Sandy, Rick, Upstate New York, Tina, Yaro, Knoll, Marcel Breuer, Remodel & Renovation, Architecture & Interiors, Architect Visit


The Botanical Life: Inside Stylist Yasuyo Harvey’s Quiet London Remodel

After growing up in Japan and relocating to London to study in 2004, botanical stylist Yasuyo Harvey moved to the suburbs before her then-5-year-old son, Noah, started school. Her family’s circa-1930s house in Worcester Park came with a neighborhood full of young children, easy access to “the best Korean restaurant in London”—and daily inspiration for her graceful floral compositions. “The best plants are usually in the alleyways between houses or in someone’s front garden,” she told The Modern ...
Tags: Books, Japan, London, Noah, Paris, Japanese, Paris Fashion Week, Botanical Art, Kitchens, Houseplants, Modern House, Phil, Faye, Architecture & Interiors, Gardenista, Natural Decor


La Vie en Rose: Inside a Costumier’s Dreamlike, DIY Maison in France

How would a French costumier style her own stately country house? With quiet, rosy hues, cinematic hints of silver, and linens she sews herself. For months we’ve been following French stylist and costumier Céline Sathal on Instagram as she slowly and with care restores a traditional hôtel particulier in a tiny village outside of Tolouse. Sathal, who works as a costume designer for the French theater, opera, and cinema, found the 1870s house on Le Bon Coin, the French equivalent of Craiglist (“wh...
Tags: Books, Diy, Instagram, France, Marseille, Paris, Ikea, French, Pink, Toulouse, Guyana, Houses, Bosch, House Tour, Kitchens, Versailles


12 Design Lessons from Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge

My favorite places to visit when traveling are biographical museums, the original homes or workplaces of architects, artists, or writers. The spaces are personal, the experience is intimate, and I leave feeling as though the subject is a close friend. Perhaps the most intimate of them all is Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge, England. That’s because Kettle’s Yard is remarkably unchanged since owners Jim and Helen Ede left in 1973. “One of [England’s] most intimate and spellbinding museums, the collect...
Tags: Books, England, France, Britain, United Kingdom, Paris, Cambridge, Kettle, Cardiff, Pablo Picasso, Copenhagen, University of Cambridge, Barbara Hepworth, Modern, Helen, Windsor


An Apartment Called Birdsnest: A Kiev Architect’s Well-Planned Lair for a Friend

Swiss filmmaker Marc Wilkins leads a peripatetic life, shooting commercials and music videos in Cape Town and Buenos Aires while keeping a home base in NYC and more recently Berlin. It was a Ukrainian producer at the Cannes Film Festival who tipped him off that Kiev is a great, affordable location for filming, and so for the last 15 years, Wilkins has also made several work trips to the capital city. After Ukraine’s Maidan revolution of 2014, he decided to try living there: “Kiev has a certain m...
Tags: Books, Berlin, Ukraine, Italy, Apartments, Cape Town, Cannes film festival, Buenos Aires, north London, Kiev, Bathrooms, Barker, Wilkins, Emil, Ettore Sottsass, Remodel & Renovation


A Star LA Hair Stylist’s Year-Round Family Lake Cabin

Listen in when LA hair stylist Leanne Citrone trims Lauren Soloff’s platinum tresses, and you’ll hear upholstery choices and paint colors being parsed. The two became great friends when Leanne, co-owner of West Hollywood’s Andy LeCompte Salon (“LA’s most celeb-heavy beauty spot” according to Vogue) and Lauren, who runs her own interior design studio, worked together on Leanne’s Hancock Park house. They’ve since tackled the Citrone family cabin in Lake Arrowhead and invited us in for a look. A lo...
Tags: Books, England, California, La, Ikea, Michigan, Aga, Michael, Benjamin Moore, House Tour, Philip Glass, West Hollywood, Carmel, Heath, Lake Arrowhead, Lauren


Shift to Neutral: LA Jewelry Designer Kathleen Whitaker’s Radical Transformation

When we interviewed Kathleen Whitaker, the notable LA jewelry designer, four years ago about her turn-of-the-century home in LA’s Echo Park, she summed up her DIY remodel this way: “I suppose my jewelry designs are the antithesis of the expression displayed here at home.” Indeed. Back then, while her pieces were minimalist and understated, her home was expressive and vibrant with saturated colors. Today? “It’s flip-flopped. I started a sister collection that explores texture and color, and that...
Tags: Books, California, La, Martha Stewart, Los Angeles, White, Craig, Santa Barbara, House Tour, Minimalist, Parsons, Fitz, Hadley, Kathleen, Echo Park, DIY & Remodeling


Shift to Neutral: Jewelry Designer Kathleen Whitaker’s LA Radical Transformation

When we interviewed Kathleen Whitaker, the notable LA jewelry designer, four years ago about her turn-of-the-century home in LA’s Echo Park, she summed up her DIY remodel this way: “I suppose my jewelry designs are the antithesis of the expression displayed here at home.” Indeed. Back then, while her pieces were minimalist and understated, her home was expressive and vibrant with saturated colors. Today? “It’s flip-flopped. I started a sister collection that explores texture and color, and that...
Tags: Books, California, La, Martha Stewart, Los Angeles, White, Craig, Santa Barbara, House Tour, Minimalist, Parsons, Fitz, Hadley, Kathleen, Echo Park, DIY & Remodeling



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