Vitra and Artek’s Current Exhibition

Interior design firm Studioilse transforms the VitraHaus loft in Weil am Rhein, Germany into the home of a fictional couple, Hari (a musician) and Astrid ( a set designer). The concept blends harmoniously the styles of both design brands and is used to showcase their collaboration since last fall.

Inspired by the Finnish designer Alvar Aalto, each space within the design marries German and Finnish heritage beautifully.

If you wish to see more of the loft’s design visit it here.

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Aerin Lauder’s NYC Apartment & Office

A peek inside lifestyle mogul Aerin Lauder’s Park Avenue apartment and office which was designed by Jacques Grange shows just how intricately linked are fashion and interior design.

A blue grey wallpaper from Gracie gives the dressing room a whimsical feel while a gold gilted ottoman upholstered in yellow adds contrast and a touch of glamour.

A green sofa adds colour and personality to the main room of Aerin’s office. While a large antique mirror adds a sense of drama to the space.

In the conference room, gold chairs, a matching cabinet and mirrored table lend a glamourous feel.

A gold gilted vitrine displays a variety of vintage pieces and company prototypes. An accent chair mimics the structural simplicity of the cabinet giving  a balanced look.

*Source: AD and Elle

 

 

 

Quaint Coach House Cafe

Cheryl Krecsy ,owner of Little White House & Co. lifestyle boutiques and cafés, transforms her Fort Langley café in British Colombia into a delicate airy space filled with delightful accents from her shop and homemade decor. The delicate scheme in a taupe and white palette sets the stage for an intimate afternoon tea for guests.

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The coach house café  is transformed into a sitting room. White slipcovered furniture stand out against a rustic backdrop for a relaxed feel. A upholstered ottoman in burlap with a pinstriped border adds a sense of tailored refinement.

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A jute garland and white glass baubles carries forward the natural element of the design scheme.

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Burlap favor bags which look like Santa’s gift sack hang on doorknobs to greet guests. Filled with treats or trinkets, they make a perfect parting gift.

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Christmas gifts wrapped in craft paper and tied with a lace ribbon give an old world charm. As a finishing touch, rosettes made from remnants of toile paper are added to the gifts.

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An antique farmhouse style dining set lends charm to the space. Unpolished silverware, frayed napkins and a burlap table runner complements the soft casual feel.

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A window garland in delicate lace adds an elegant and feminine touch to the space and contrasts with the rustic wood.

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This Christmas card made by Cheryl are in keeping with the simple theme of the holiday party.

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For the tea, delectable desserts and savory treats are served on porcelain and metal trays.

*Source: Photography by  Janis Nicolay : Style At Home

The Pracownia Club & Restaurant

The Pracownia Club & Restaurant is a conceptual restaurant designed by interior designer Karina Wiciak of Wamhouse. The name Pracownia in Polish means “workshop” and this can be seen from the theatrical design which resembles an artist’s studio where surfaces and furniture are covered in paint splotches. The idea behind the chaotic design is to capture and please art lovers.

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Karina Wiciak plays with scale within this space by using structural columns in the form of giant paintbrushes giving the space a fantastical appeal.

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Even the furniture and accent pieces take part in the story. Table bases, lamps and stools are formed from paint buckets.  The glass table tops and pendant lights resemble a painter’s palette. While the lounge chairs and bar stools look like upturned pails.

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The design is so seamless that the concept is even carried through in the restaurant’s bathroom.

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*Source: Wamhouse