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LA Palette Cleanser: A Flash-Free Holmby Hills Makeover by DISC Interiors, Before and After

“Not to get too woo-woo, but the first thing we noticed on touring our house was the warm loving energy that lingered from the two families who had lived in it before.” The new occupant of this 1936 brick and board-and-batten house is explaining how she and her husband jumped at the opportunity to be its third owners. The couple—she’s a caterer, he’s in real estate, and they have three young sons—appreciated details others might have found dated: the full bar, the paneled den, the internal buzze...
Tags: House Tour, Architecture & Interiors, Before & After, Designer Visit, Los Angeles, Palette & Paints, Remodel & Renovation, Wall Paneling


Kitchen of the Week: Stardust in Northwest London

What happens when two friends from the music industry try their hand at interior design? If this northwest London kitchen is anything to go by, they come at it with personality and flair. Toni Halliday, lead vocalist and lyricist for alternative rock group Curve, initially hired former music friend turned interior designer Rachel Aspland of RZ Living to help with refurbishing her home in the London neighborhood of Queens Park. A few years later, the pair decided to collaborate and design Aspland...
Tags: Books, London, Color, Netherlands, Kitchens, Williamsburg, Standard, Queens Park, Du Jour, Architecture & Interiors, Farrow Ball, Hanging Lights, Skye Gyngell London, Northwest London, Toni Halliday, Kensal


Freedom of the Press: Inside Former Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee’s Georgetown House, Transformed

Ben Bradlee, the famed Washington Post editor and bon vivant—played by Tom Hanks in The Post and Jason Robards in All the President’s Men—probably wouldn’t recognize his old Georgetown residence. Remodeled in an elegantly succinct style that’s far more European than preppy, it’s still nonetheless his kind of place: the double living room is designed for hobnobbing, the dining table stands ready for a crowd, and every room is filled with family mementos, a pair of water skis included. What’s more...
Tags: Post, Books, New York, Washington Post, Stanford, White House, Berlin, Los Angeles, Tom Hanks, Brooklyn, New Hampshire, Denmark, Jfk, Istanbul, Human Rights Watch, Kennedy


Serenity Through Spareness: An Indoor/Outdoor Retreat in California Wine Country

As early spring gives way to warmer weather and longer days, we’re taking cues from this project: a sprawling series of buildings in California wine country that embodies the idea of indoor/outdoor living. The compound belongs to a recently retired, LA-based couple who were looking to build a home for their next chapter, and settled on a rambling parcel of land in Calistoga, known for its wineries and natural hot springs. “When we first walked the property with the clients it was empty, just ope...
Tags: Books, California, La, San Francisco, Calistoga, Portland Oregon, Outdoor Spaces, Benjamin Moore, House Tour, Wade, California Wine Country, Sonoma County California, Architecture & Interiors, Northern California Wine Country, Brendan Ravenhill, Indoor/Outdoor Living


Serenity Now: An Indoor/Outdoor Retreat in California Wine Country

As early spring gives way to warmer weather and longer days, we’re taking cues from this project: a sprawling series of buildings in California wine country that embodies the idea of indoor/outdoor living. The compound belongs to a recently retired, LA-based couple who were looking to build a home for their next chapter, and settled on a rambling parcel of land in Calistoga, known for its wineries and natural hot springs. “When we first walked the property with the clients it was empty, just ope...
Tags: Books, California, La, San Francisco, Calistoga, Portland Oregon, Outdoor Spaces, Benjamin Moore, House Tour, Wade, California Wine Country, Sonoma County California, Architecture & Interiors, Northern California Wine Country, Brendan Ravenhill, Indoor/Outdoor Living


A Fashion Buyer’s Danish-Inspired Getaway on Shelter Island, Before and After

When London-born fashion buyer (and Remodelista reader) Lisa Jones emailed us with before and after photographs of her recent home renovation, we instantly wanted to swap sources. Where did she get the incredible daybed in the master bedroom and the simple white mat in the bathroom? Here’s the story. When Jones and her husband, James Hyatt, stumbled upon a dated, dark, wood-paneled bungalow on New York’s remote Shelter Island, she saw the perfect opportunity to dive into her obsession with desig...
Tags: Amazon, Books, New York, London, Etsy, La, New York City, Brooklyn, Ikea, Denmark, Skype, New York State, Jones, Danish, Bosch, Benjamin Moore


Gesa Hansen’s Country Style: The Scandinavian-German Designer’s Family Quarters Outside of Paris

Back in 2014, when we last visited Gesa Hansen, she was living with her toddler daughter in a Paris apartment and running her furniture line, The Hansen Family, a collection of Scandinavian-accented, minimalist oak pieces produced by her parents’ workshop in Germany (see A Furniture Designer At Home in Paris). “I come from a family of carpenters, designers, and architects,” Gesa always says, by way of explaining her impressive set of creds—which include a childhood in a tiny town in western Germ...
Tags: Books, Japan, France, Germany, Paris, Ikea, Luigi, Charles, Weimar, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Jean Nouvel, Lou, Hansen, Greene, Villeroy Boch


Gesa Hansen Style: The Scandinavian-German Designer’s Family Quarters Outside of Paris

Back in 2014, when we last visited Gesa Hansen, she had her hands full: she was living with her toddler daughter in a Paris apartment and running her furniture line, The Hansen Family, a collection of Scandinavian-accented, minimalist oak pieces produced by her parents’ workshop in Germany (see A Furniture Designer At Home in Paris). “I come from a family of carpenters, designers, and architects,” Gesa always says, by way of explaining her impressive set of creds—which include a childhood in a...
Tags: Books, Japan, France, Germany, Paris, Ikea, Luigi, Charles, Weimar, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Jean Nouvel, Lou, Hansen, Greene, Villeroy Boch


A Revived Catalan-Modernist Apartment: Quintana Partners in Barcelona

Several summers ago, our friend Megan Wilson returned from a vacation on the Spanish island of Menorca and tipped us off to the work of Quintana Partners, a local interior design firm run by Pol Castells and Benito Escat. Tasked with revitalizing historic houses, the duo do more than respect the existing bones: they inject new life into them by assembling rooms that are all about joie de vivre: see, for instance, Casa Telmo and the QP Way with Kitchens. The results are the opposite of most “deco...
Tags: Books, Barcelona, Apartments, Gaudi, Menorca, Megan Wilson, Remodel & Renovation, Architecture & Interiors, Antiques & Vintage, Eixample, Designer Visit, Quintana Partners, Pol Castells, Casa Telmo, Quintana Partners Above, Benito Escat Tasked


13 Italian Kitchens, Dolce Vita Edition

From the country that taught us how to make ourselves fully at home in the kitchen, 13 memorable designs—rustic, clean-lined, and effortless-looking combinations of the two. Above: The ultimate marble sink in a convent turned country house, restored by Marina Sinibaldi Benatti (who became an interior designer along the way); see La Dolce Vita: A Restored 17th-Century Convent Outside Milan. Above: Even a genius portable kitchen doesn’t skimp on the marble countertops; see A Moveable Feas...
Tags: Books, Milan, Italy, Florence, Italian, Tuscany, La Dolce Vita, Kitchens, Lombardy, Jasper Morrison, Dada, Villa Lena, Architecture & Interiors, Coltellerie Berti, Small Kitchens, Bella Cucina


Italian Spring: A Villa in the Puglia Countryside, with Rooms for Let

For us, nowhere has more exemplified the ideal rustic-chic Italian getaway than Masseria Moroseta. For the past three years, since we first covered it, we’ve pored over the whitewashed rooms, designed by architect Andrew Trotter, on a working olive oil farm, with low-key, white slipcovered sofas and windows looking out at an open courtyard. Now, at last, we have another Italian getaway to dream about: Villa Castelluccio, Trotter’s latest, renovated in the countryside of Puglia, and soon availabl...
Tags: Books, Italy, Italian, Puglia, Trotter, Architecture & Interiors, Hotels & Lodging, Design Travel, Hotels & Restaurants, Casa Privata, Andrew Trotter, Puglia Countryside, Villa Castelluccio Trotter, Moroseta Villas Join, Salva López, Marcelo Martinez


The Life Aquatic in Cornwall: A Waterfront House—and One-Time Dinghy Club—Reinvented

When lighting designer Chris Millard and interior design Flo Millard relocated from London to the fishing village of Rock in Cornwall, they hoped and dreamed for exactly this sort of project. A one-time dinghy club and restaurant perched on the waterfront in tiny, steep Polruan, on Cornwall’s south coast, the wooden structure had long ago been converted into living quarters, but was in need of a top-to-bottom rethink. “The house had been reinvented several times over the years,” Flo tells us, “a...
Tags: Books, London, Cornwall, FLO, Maude, Conran, Fortnum Mason, Carrara, Beach Style, Remodel & Renovation, Architecture & Interiors, Chris Millard, House Call, Summer Houses, Little Greene, Indoor/Outdoor Living


Upstairs, Downstairs: A London Home Designed for Two Households

We recently spotted a thoughtfully renovated London townhouse, designed by architect Michela Bertolini, that can accommodate two households. The building spans five levels and has 2,320 square feet of total living space. A central stairwell connects the floors; the upper and lower apartments are open to each other, but each is designed to function separately and privately if desired. This home, on St. Michael’s Road in London, is currently for sale on The Modern House. Have a look—and tell us wh...
Tags: Books, London, United Kingdom, Pedro, House Tour, Architecture & Interiors, Black & White, Costa Felgueiras, Michela Bertolini, St Michael 's Road


Blue Streak: An Inventive, Postage Stamp-Sized Flat in the Center of Paris

French interior designer Marianne Evennou has a knack for color. Even for those of us on the Remodelista team for whom grey feels like a bold choice, Evennou has a way of making color look effortless: pairing rusts with pale greens, layering rooms in many shades of the same hue, using vibrant blues like others would a neutral. “Colors for me are like musical notes—they’re all good; you just have to adjust them to make a nice melody,” Evennou told Margot in our piece Home at the Office: Designer ...
Tags: Books, Color, Paris, Apartments, French, Blue, Marrakech, Bosch, House Tour, Claesson Koivisto Rune, Marais, Margot, Pied, Home Offices, Small-Space Living, Architecture & Interiors


In Praise of Ikea: 20 Ikea Kitchens from the Remodelista Archives

For remodelers looking to design a kitchen on a budget, Sektion—Ikea’s latest kitchen cabinet system (before Sektion, or Metod as it’s called in the EU, there was Akurum and Värde)—is a savior. It’s frameless, meaning the cabinet doors cover the entire front face of the cabinet, which makes it easy to swap out the fronts for a custom-on-the-outside, Ikea-on-the-inside project. Architects, designers, and contractors like them for their modularity, standard sizing, and affordability (the most expe...
Tags: Europe, Books, London, Hardware, Budget, California, Berlin, US, San Francisco, Eu, Brooklyn, House, Ikea, Copenhagen, White, Provence


10 Next-Level Finished Basements from the Remodelista Archives

A far cry from a dimly lit pool table and wood-paneled bar, these basements from the archives are surprisingly stylish and functional. Here’s a look at a few favorites: Above: Atomic Garden owner Jamie Kidson’s home in Oakland was built with lightwells on the side, which allow natural light into the finished basement where her two young daughters have an art table. Photograph by Mimi Giboin. Above: Proof that a laundry room can be luxe: This Brooklyn brownstone‘s garden level utility sp...
Tags: Books, Matthew Williams, La, Brooklyn, Washington Dc, Oakland, Fulham, Paul Massey, Bath England, 10 Favorites, Remodel & Renovation, Architecture & Interiors, Samuel Morgan, Rory Gardiner, Laure Joliet, Remodelista Archives


The Riverside Inn: A Normandy Guesthouse from an Upstart American Restaurateur

Jordan Feilders is the American who introduced California-style artisanal burger and taco trucks to Paris. He was newly arrived from San Francisco in 2012 when he rolled out his mobile catering business, Cantine California, which made such a splash that Anthony Bourdain paid an enthusiastic visit and The New York Times reported: “Food Trucks in Paris? U.S. Cuisine Finds Open Minds, and Mouths.” Cantine California continues, but Feilders and his French wife, Tatiana Dupond, now the parents of two...
Tags: Books, California, France, San Francisco, Normandy, New York Times, Paris, Elton John, Ikea, French, Monet, House Tour, Anthony Bourdain, Penelope, Simon, Giverny


Riverside House: A Normandy Guesthouse from an Upstart American Restaurateur

Jordan Feilders is the American who introduced California-style artisanal burger and taco trucks to Paris. He was newly arrived from San Francisco in 2012 when he rolled out his mobile catering business, Cantine California, which made such a splash that Anthony Bourdain paid an enthusiastic visit and The New York Times reported: “Food Trucks in Paris? U.S. Cuisine Finds Open Minds, and Mouths.” Cantine California continues, but Feilders and his French wife, Tatiana Dupond, the parents of two you...
Tags: Books, California, France, San Francisco, Normandy, New York Times, Paris, Elton John, Ikea, French, Monet, House Tour, Anthony Bourdain, Penelope, Simon, Giverny


Vertical Alley: A Live/Work Tower for Two in Tokyo

In a city famous for its minuscule living quarters, a young creative couple managed to acquire a corner parcel of land. Located in Tokyo’s historic, densely populated Asakusa, the plot had been cleared of an existing structure and was just big enough for its new owners, confectioner Mio Tsuchiya and graphic designer Moe Furya, to construct their own streamlined mini tower with two floors devoted to work and two to home. Faced in concrete panels, the structure is punctuated with a series of squar...
Tags: Books, Japan, US, House, Mexico City, Tokyo, Aeg, Mia, House Tour, Plywood, Moe, Luis Barragan, Asakusa, Mio, Architectural Details, Architecture & Interiors


Quiet Beauty in Edinburgh: At Home and Work with Nina Plummer of Ingredients LDN

When Nina and Craig left London for Edinburgh, they came seeking soulful living. The two met as psychology students at the Dundee University—Nina is Serbian and was raised in Vienna; Paul has Irish parents and grew up outside Edinburgh—and they take an analytical approach to interiors and the feelings rooms impart. Self-taught design aficionados, they share a love of antiques and timeless objects, of quiet spaces, and of applying intention and care to their quarters: “We like to think that if we...
Tags: Architecture & Interiors, Antiques & Vintage, Bedrooms, House Tour, Kitchen Accessories, Remodel & Renovation, Scotland, Small Kitchens


Suburb Staid No More: A California-French Family Remake a Bay Area House

When we first met Stéphanie Ross several years ago, she had a hint of plaster dust in her hair. That was at Remodelista’s San Francisco Market, where she was showing her children’s clothing line, Les Petits Carreaux (now available at Anthropologie and in some women’s sizes, too). At the time, she had just about finished resuscitating her family’s apartment near the Champs-Élysées—we took a tour and immediately featured it: see A Grand but Understated Flat in Paris. And she was also getting start...
Tags: Books, California, France, San Francisco, Brooklyn, Paris, States, Oakland, MTI, Kristen, Anthropologie, House Tour, Miele, Piedmont, Joseph, Stephanie


Elevating the Everyday: At Home with Sanne Hop and Family in the Netherlands

Last June when Sanne Hop and her family of six moved from their apartment in a historic building in Amsterdam to a just-built house in the suburbs, I was one of the 94,700 people avidly following along. Since then, we’ve been there to experience—via Instagram (@sanne hop)—life with a toddler (when will three-year-old Kaatje agree to decamp from her parents’ bed?), the red bike Pippa got for her sixth birthday, and the alder cones they all recently gathered to make dye for wooden beads. Just the ...
Tags: Books, Paris, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Ikea, Finland, Michael, Bathrooms, Numero, Ole, Pippa, Oslo Norway, Tessa, Waltons, DWR, Van Leeuwen


Creative Flow: A Novelist’s Elegant Pied-a-Terre by Colombe Studio

When we stumbled upon Colombe Studio’s Instagram account, we discovered image after image that activated our endorphins. It was clear that we had to share founder Marta Chrapka’s sophisticated projects on our site. A couple months ago, we did just that—see A Glamorous Pre-War Flat in Poland, Courtesy of Colombe Design (and eBay)—and today, not content with just a one-off, we’re spotlighting another refreshingly grown-up home by the Warsaw-based designer. This one belongs to a couple (a writer of...
Tags: Books, London, Ebay, Berlin, Paris, Apartments, Poland, Warsaw, House Tour, William Morris, Krakow, Architecture & Interiors, Palette & Paints, Farrow Ball, Gubi, Vistula River


10 Design Ideas to Steal from Verjus in San Francisco

Traveling through Europe in recent years, designer Lindsay Tusk and chef Michael Tusk noticed “different variations on the same theme” of an informal and energetic style of dining in Paris, Venice, and San Sebastian Gambero. So the Tusks, known in San Francisco for their restaurants Quince and Cotogna, came up with the idea for Verjus, a bar à vin and cave à manger (eat-in cellar) with a “high-fidelity atmosphere full of gusto, spontaneity, and excitement,” says Lindsay Tusk. An all-day menu wit...
Tags: Europe, Books, New York, Milan, California, France, Restaurants, US, San Francisco, Paris, Venice, Parma, Tusk, Benjamin Moore, San Francisco Bay Area, Tiles


Daring Color Ideas to Steal from the Finn Juhl House in Copenhagen

We’re always looking to learn designs lessons from the past. Case in point: the house of Danish architect and designer Finn Juhl. Our friends Juli Daoust and John Baker of Toronto-based store Mjölk recently toured the house during a trip to Copenhagen. “One thing that really struck us was that each room in the house had a ceiling painted in a different color,” John says. “Finn Juhl thought of color as an emotional trigger, just like a painter would. These emotional color triggers can be found th...
Tags: Utah, Books, Toronto, Color, Frankfurt, Denmark, John, Melbourne, Copenhagen, Danish, Benjamin Moore, Charlotte, Greene, VALSPAR, Finn Juhl House, Finn Juhl


Subtle Colors in a Former Victorian Carriage House in Hackney

Recently spotted, admired, and bookmarked for future palette inspiration: a poetic little carriage house in central Hackney, on the outskirts of London, that uses color in ways both surprising and subtle. We found the listing recently on The Modern House—and knew right away that it should kick off our New Colorways week. Ready to be charmed? Photography courtesy of The Modern House. Above: The house is just 813 square feet and has two bedrooms. Here, a peek into the kitchen from the dining ar...
Tags: Books, London, Green, Hackney, Blue, House Tour, Modern House, Hackney London, Architecture & Interiors, Palette & Paints


Mill Valley Makeover: A “Ship-in-a-Bottle” Approach to a Historic California House

Eli and Allison Cohen weren’t looking to move. But when the old shingled house on their jogging route came up for sale, they succumbed to its surroundings—redwood forests, views of Mount Tamalpais, just two blocks from downtown Mill Valley, CA—and its future promise. “The place itself was charming but in tough shape,” Eli tells us. “The interior had been chopped up over the years, the floors sloped, there were funky stairwells all over, and almost none of the rooms took in The View.” On the up s...
Tags: Books, California, La, Pennsylvania, Dartmouth, Carrera, Signal, Benjamin Moore, House Tour, Wolf, Michelle, Cohen, Parsons, Martinez, Mill Valley, Richardson


Portlandia: Inside the Remodeled Farmhouse of a Cult Favorite Ceramicist

We’ve been fans of Portland, Oregon-based Notary Ceramics—the project of ceramicist Sarah Van Raden—ever since she exhibited at our Portland Market a few years back. Since then, her vessels and artful flower frogs have popped up everywhere, well beyond the Pacific Northwest. But becoming one of the country’s cult favorite ceramicists was not always the plan. Van Raden first took a pottery class in college, but didn’t go near a wheel again until a decade later, when she signed up for a class at a...
Tags: Books, Japan, Pinterest, Bali, France, Oregon, Portland, New Zealand, Ikea, Portland Oregon, Ceramics, Wood, Pacific Northwest, House Tour, Miller, Kitchens


Bohemian Restraint: Lena Corwin’s Tranquil Home in San Francisco’s Outer Sunset

One of our favorite house tours on Remodelista in recent years? The Brooklyn brownstone duplex of Lena Corwin, a textile designer, photographer, and the author of two books (Printing by Hand and Made by Hand)—and her husband Josh Dreier. What we loved about their apartment was its offhand style, modest furnishings, and quiet restraint. Nothing felt belabored. Then, in 2013, the couple relocated to San Francisco, where Lena grew up, and bought and renovated a 1913 Craftsman-style house in the Out...
Tags: Books, New York, Craigslist, California, San Francisco, Brooklyn, Marvin, Benjamin Moore, House Tour, Sustainable Design, San Francisco Bay Area, Plywood, Ocean Beach, Abe, Lena, Outer Sunset


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