We invite you to join us on an unexpected and exhilarating journey through light-filled living rooms designed by London-based interior designers we truly admire for their unique works.
#1 The first living room we want to show you was designed by Ann Boyd. A space full of light – and art. A place where you would like to live, but in which you also want to pause and wonder at the paintings on the walls.
#2 Besides his work as a decorator, Francis Sultana is a champion of the arts. Art and design are of equal importance in his projects; and that’s 100% visible in this breathtaking living room project.
#3 Martin Kemp elevates Mayfair to even higher aspirational levels, bringing a freshness to the neighborhood not yet seen in a contemporary development to date. This living room is a good example of how architecture and art combine in so many aspects.
#4 Light and neutral colors with subtle accents for this luxuriously comfortable central London ‘pied à terre’. Textured fabrics, bespoke furniture, and personal artwork to create an oasis of calm and tranquility. A beautiful project designed by Carlos Garcia.
#5 Grant White‘s masterpiece: this amazing Notting Hill private project. This house was designed for an Artist and it totally expresses his passion and vision. As the interior designer says “The satisfying result of creatively thinking of an unexpected solution”.
#6 Alpes- Maritimes Villa. There aren’t sufficient words to describe this Collett-Zarzycki‘s project. The best combination ever: natural light and statement artsy elements.
#7 OneTwentyFour is a boutique residential development at 124 Seymour Place in Marylebone which comprises luxury apartments, townhouses and penthouses. The amazing Studio Tollgard, furnished the penthouse and two-bedroom apartment, adding a bold red thread to the striking interior architectural design.
#8 An Elizabethan mansion with an ultra-modern extension. The juxtaposition of the original house and its contemporary extension offered the perfect opportunity to bring together a workable, eclectic mix of styles, fusing old and new together, Vanrenen Designs’ favorite challenge. The project evokes a lived-in look, fusing classic and contemporary styles to echo the property’s architecture. Within a short timescale, Vanrenen Designs undertook the fit-out, tapping into our well-established network of craftsmen to create bespoke furniture within quick turnaround times.
#9 Through the house, oak joinery provides places to sit – generous window seats in the living rooms, benches in the kitchen and cloakroom, and an upstairs reading area. The main fireplace hearth was extended the length of the room in flamed Purbeck stone. Such an amazing project designed by William Smalley.
#10 A mansion block apartment whose interiors were developed around clients’ collection of contemporary Iranian art. Walls of parchment leather in the sitting room conceal extensive storage and audio equipment. Designed by the remarkable Douglas Mackie.
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One of the most critical aspects of making a restaurant successful is the design itself.
A restaurant interior plays an important role in the whole experience of eating out, a good review isn’t solely down to the food. Creating an environment that complements the menu and the space’s interior architecture is no simple feat.
At its core, restaurant design is all about creating a holistic dining experience for the customer. Whether it’s the entryway of the establishment, the communal seating area of a private dining space, or the energy of the bar, every component of restaurant design is purposeful.
Below a list of the top 7 topics to keep in mind when undertaking a restaurant design project:
Cinema is, probably, one of the most inspiring of all creative arts, which has a special power to bring its audience to the past or future and show how everything looked or will look like there.
Today, we brought you 10 movies for Architecture and Interiors lovers that will boost your creativity and inspire your next design adventure.
“As far as interiors inspiration goes, there’s no better place to look than the imaginations of the world’s favourite image-makers.”
1. Contempt by Jean-Luc Godard, 1963
A masterpiece of cinema, Le Mépris is just as mythical as its setting. Perched on a cliffside on the island of Capri, Villa Malaparte overlooks the Bay of Naples with its pink walls and majestic staircase. Designed by architect Adalberto Libera for writer Curzio Malaparte between 1938 and 1943, it sees Brigitte Bardot and Michel Piccoli replicate it in one of Jean-Luc Godard’s best-known films.
2. Shining by Stanley Kubrick, 1980
Among Stanley Kubrick’s crazy sets, The Shining is one of the most successful, resulting in one of the most famous horror films in history. Long corridors and seventies interiors characterize the famous Overlook Hotel, especially the particularly distressing green Art Deco-inspired bathroom.
3. Blade Runner by Ridley Scott, 1982
An architectural wonder of Frank Lloyd Wright and a true star of Hollywood cinema, the Ennis House can claim to have appeared on screen more than eighty times.
Built-in 1924 in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles for Charles and Mabel Ennis, it is its unique style, inspired by ancient Mayan temples, that makes it a prime setting for the SF masterpiece of Ridley Scott. While several elements had to be adapted to match the futuristic universe of the film, this is where Harrison Ford’s character’s apartment is staged.
4. Great Gatsby by Baz Luhrmann, 2013
In Gatsby’s house, played by Leonardo Di Caprio, exuberance and opulence are the order of the day: he wants to impress his beauty. Evoking the glamor and effervescence of the 1920s, it features gilded metal, crystal chandeliers, and marquetry.
Most impressive: the entrance hall with an oversized ceiling height with its incredible staircase. Catherine Martin and Beverley Dunn won the Oscar for Best Production Design for this film adapted from the novel by Francis Scott Fitzgerald.
5. Marie Antoinette, 2006
Joyously extravagant, as history itself imparts, Sofia Coppola’s mid-noughties production captures the essence of the French Queen’s reputation in every way. Historic, extreme, and heavenly chic.
6. Down With Love, 2003
Catcher Block and Barbara Novak’s New York condos were the his’n hers of modernist Manhattan style.
His, brown with hints of navy, clean tiled walls and sparsely furnished; hers, hot-pink and pale-pink with tutti frutti cushions and pearlescent teardrop chandeliers.
7. Call Me By Your Name, 2017
Maximalism never looked so enticing. Everything in Elio’s parents’ house is simple and timeless, from antiques, lamps, and sofas to decorative objects and a grand piano. The epitome of faded Italian Buona Famiglia charm.
8. Darkest Hour, 2017
A WWII biopic that sees Winston Churchill deciding whether to fight or negotiate with Adolf Hitler, “Darkest Hour” is also a feat of traditional British design. If your ideal home is full of rich mahogany, marble mantles, and polished silver, this is your movie.
9. The Shape of Water, 2017
If you can distract yourself away from the River god in the bathtub, “The Shape of Water” swims through rooms that are gorgeous, if not in a bit of disrepair. In this shot alone, we have leather-bound books, a gallery wall, and a molded window that we would travel the sea for.
10. The Devil wears Prada, 2006
While it’s not actually a home, Miranda Priestley’s office in “The Devil Wears Prada” features one of the most perfect gallery walls we’ve ever seen. And her townhouse isn’t too shabby either.
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Why limit yourself to a lawn with just a grill when you can own a home that has a full-on outdoor kitchen?
Below, a roundup of listings where outdoor kitchens are a standout feature.
Built in a Georgian Colonial style, this home in the tony town of Greenwich has an entrance featuring a curved staircase and several formal entertaining rooms. The lower level is decked out with a gym, sauna, movie theater, game room, and wine cellar. And then there’s the impressive 7,000-square-foot stone terrace that includes a pool, and a cabana with a souped-up kitchen that even has a wood-burning fireplace.
Sustainably built with a solar-energy system and energy-efficient appliances, this estate is located in The Strand, an upscale Turks and Caicos development with oceanfront residences. Owners have access to amenities such as tennis and pickleball courts, a pool, and a yoga deck. Grand Residence R-4 includes a main house with a great room that leads to a terrace with an infinity pool and a kitchen that has two grills.
Featuring uninterrupted Pacific Ocean views from most rooms, this property has 12-foot ceilings and overlooks the 16th and 17th holes of the Hualalai Golf Course. The nearly 2,500-square-foot lanai, or covered porch, is the big claim to fame: It has a large pool and a chef-worthy kitchen complete with a pizza oven, fire pit, and Molteni oven: the centerpiece appliance in the kitchens of the world’s top restaurants.
This architecturally distinctive home is contemporary in design and overlooks the Strip and the Red Rock mountain range. There’s plenty to be impressed about: the neutral serene color theme, indoor-outdoor casita, gym, billiards room, glass wine cellar, bar, and indoor-outdoor office. The outdoor area is equally wow and includes a courtyard with a reflecting pool, two infinity pools, a cooking area with a hibachi grill, a bar, and a swim-up barbecue kitchen.Read More
Whether your living room is an open plan space in need of parlor-style seating zones or a smaller, cozier spot, these living room ideas from the world’s top interior designers are sure to inspire your next decorating project.
With everything from fearless splashes of color to richly patterned wallpaper, these masterful displays will guide you in creating chic, statement-making living rooms that burst with their own senses of character.
Here are a few topics to have in mind to help with your living room decoration:
All comfortable everything
Plenty of texture
Penthouse in Magdalena
The intimate area of the project is characterized by the dominant use of warm tones, optimizing the lighting in the space and at the same time creating a comfortable atmosphere. The playfulness of the lines present in the finishes and furniture give visual continuity to the project, in addition to subtle textures. In this way, Penthouse in Magdalena is conceived as an interesting project in terms of interior design and distribution, where its elements are related both in functionality and aesthetics, providing identity and character.
De Rotterdam Suite
The world evolves daily, as do all the needs and requirements of customers from all industries. We’re in 2020, and still, most interior design studios do not enjoy the advantage that 3d visuals provide. 3D visuals are a basic need in the design and architecture industries due to all the advantages they offer.
Reason #1 – Marketing Purposes
Every image developed works also as an investment in your portfolio. You can use them to promote your projects on your website and also to feed your social media channels. “3D visuals can also work as promotional tools for your company.”
Reason #2 – Demand
A large percentage of today’s clients are Millennials, members of a generation, which has grown up with technology. The level of proficiency and confidence when using technology is rather high – not just among design professionals but clients as well. The majority of clients now appreciates the involvement of the latest technologies in their projects. 3D visuals designs are just the ticket. “Meet your customers’ reality.”
Reason #3 – Quickness
Booking a meeting just to look at samples, drawings, and technical details is no longer enough, and in fact, it’s not an efficient use of anyone’s time. Having a clear image to present your project proposals, makes things quicker and easier for you and for your client. You can email or WhatsApp them all the images, and get quicker feedback. Everything together will speed up all the processes and obviously, the project. “Time is the most valuable thing in life for everybody – clients and professionals alike.”
Reason #4 – Competition
You are not the only one. When a client requests a quotation from your studio, you can be sure that he will also request other quotes from other studios. So, what makes the difference between your studio and the others? It isn’t only the price itself, but in fact, it’s all about the experience that you’ll provide since day zero – the first contact day.
Together with the quote, you can also impress your clients if you use 3D rendering to show your vision of their interior in the best possible light.
As you well know, the world of business is a jungle. Only the ones who well-hold the clients since day one can survive.
“3D visuals offer clients an opportunity to see how their project will look and feel before they decide to go ahead.”
Reason #5 – Convenience
Based on the 3D, the designer can ensure that the planned interior fulfills all aesthetic and technical requirements.
3D visuals offer an experience throughout textures and colors with a massive percentage of realness. As a designer, you can also opt to display the ambient looks with different lighting effects, like natural vs artificial or day vs night. “More convenient than classic and traditional design methods.”
Reason #6 – Not Expensive
3D rendering is no longer reserved for big design companies only. The technology required in the process is becoming more affordable and many design professionals are more open to using new tools in order to deliver the best service to their clients. Overall, one of the biggest benefits of 3D is the amount of time you can save during the development phase. And as we all know, time is in fact money. “3D is more efficient and less dependent on resources at the same time.”
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