Tag Archives: Interior Design

Interior Design: 10 Living Rooms With Great Shelves

This one-minute video showcases ten living rooms with statement shelving, as featured in a recent Dezeen Lookbook. The video rounds up examples of bespoke storage that are both beautiful and practical, including shelves with cubby holes for cats and a sculptural blue staircase with built-in.

Architectural Home Tour: A Converted Warehouse, Melbourne, Australia (4K)

An architect’s own home can be a challenge to design, with no brief or boundaries to adhere to, leaving the architect’s skill set and true style exposed for all to see. This converted warehouse is an architect’s own home, designed by and for Rob Mills of Rob Mills Architecture and Interior Design.

Located in Armadale, a Melbourne suburb known for its character and village atmosphere, the house was created through a warehouse conversion, which gave the architect plenty of scope and space to design a piece of architecture that truly reflected his likes and wishes. Harnessing this space in the converted warehouse home, the house carries over three levels, with an apartment, sauna and garage at ground level, living in the middle, and bedrooms above.

The interior design uses a minimal palette of stone, timber, stucco, glass and metal, with brass playing a large part in the design, especially in the kitchen where it is used extensively and effectively. This glamour and drama are at the heart of the interior design of the converted warehouse. A spiral staircase adds a sculptural element to the house, while also providing an efficient method of travelling between floors.

The office, which has an English aesthetic with lush yet classic-style furniture, features timber shutters that close off to create a focused environment or open to let in plenty of natural daylight. Close connections to nature were important to the architect, Rob Mills of Rob Mills Architecture and Interior Design. A water feature trickles through the living space of the converted warehouse, providing a meditative element to the room. Materials were chosen for their non-toxicity, with stucco walls specified as a natural alternative to paint.

An architect’s own converted warehouse home, Armadale Residence features designer furniture throughout that is carefully chosen to subtly fit with the shine and glamour of the materials. Architecture and Interior Design by Rob Mills Architecture and Interior Design. Filmed and Edited by Cheer Squad Film Co. Production by The Local Project.

Future Of Housing: An ‘Autonomous Off-Grid Smart Home Interior’

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Video Profile: ‘Elsie De Wolfe’ – America’s First Professional Interior Designer (1859 – 1950)

The year 2020 marks the one-hundredth anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted millions of women in the U.S. the right to vote.

The Frick is celebrating with a series of videos honoring the stories of women who made, appeared in, collected, and took care of art in this collection. In the second-to-last episode, meet Elsie de Wolfe, America’s first professional interior designer, who decorated the Frick’s Fifth Avenue home. #WhatsHerStory

Elsie de Wolfe, also known as Lady Mendl, (December 20, c. 1859 – July 12, 1950) was an American actress and interior decorator.

Born in New York City, de Wolfe was acutely sensitive to environment from her earliest years, and became one of the first women interior designers, replacing heavy Victorian styles with light, intimate effects and uncluttered room layouts. Her marriage to English diplomat Sir Charles Mendl was seen as one of convenience, though she was proud to be called Lady Mendl, and her lifelong companion was Elisabeth Marbury, with whom she lived in New York and Paris. De Wolfe was a prominent social figure, who entertained in the most distinguished circles.

Design Tour: Interior Designer Alidad’s London Mayfair Home (Video 2020)

Join us in London for a behind the scenes visit with interior designer Alidad in his sophisticated Mayfair home. With a passion for textiles, antiques and history, Alidad has created timeless spaces that are a testament to his wide ranging interests and tastes. See how his love of opulent color and pattern translates to a different effect in every room. Learn how he segued from his position at Sotheby’s as the youngest departmental director for Islamic works of art and textiles to opening his own studio.

Alidad is an award winning interior designer, world renowned for his opulent yet supremely comfortable interiors.

Alidad first decided to establish his interior design studio whilst working at Sotheby’s where he was the youngest departmental director for Islamic works of art and textiles. Whilst there, he realised that his interest lay more in styling the space than the actual objects within.

Alidad’s design style is inspired by an idyllic childhood spent in the ancient, rich and mysterious land of Persia. His deep appreciation for history means that he can completely immerse himself in any true design aesthetic from Baroque to Neo-Classicism, Chinoiserie to Art Deco.

English Country Homes: ‘Great Baynden – Kent’

From the 16th century onwards, hop-growing was a major source of income in the Weald of Kent, especially around the village of Horsmonden, eight miles east of Tun-bridge Wells, where an enthusiastic American visitor described how ‘the oast-house towers of Horsmonden seem almost to plough the rich soil of their Kentish hopfield like graceful yachts on a gently rolling sea’.

Great Baynden is a superb Kent house that’s full of the sort of touches you’d hope to see when moving to a period home in the country, as Penny Churchill explains.

Such is the backdrop to handsome, Grade II-listed Great Baynden in School House Lane, Horsmonden, which stands on high ground two miles north-east of the village, with panoramic views over the Weald to the North Downs. 

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Interior Design Books: ‘Sig Bergamin – Art Life’ (2020)

A vibrant tour of twelve interiors from Brazil to Portugal, Art Life not only celebrates Bergamin’s diverse style, but also highlights his steadfast appreciation for art and history. The result is a kaleidoscopic oeuvre of interiors that serve as cultured dialogues between the comfort of home and the world at large.

Architect and designer Sig Bergamin is known for his eclectic vision and vivid interiors that are the perfect mélanges of chic. A constant traveller, Bergamin loves collecting treasures wherever he goes—totems that inspire and evolve his craft. He is also an avid art collector, a tendency that comes across in each of his meticulously designed spaces, where Warhols, Hirsts and Lichtensteins are seamlessly blended with minimalist and maximalist decor from around the world.

Beatriz Milhazes was born in 1960 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her work is included in important museums and collections such as Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Tate Modern and many more. Milhazes’s practice includes painting, drawing and collage. Characterized by vibrant colors, optical movement and energetic visual cadences, her abstract work fuses a diverse repertoire of images and forms, combining elements from her native Brazilian culture with European abstraction. She lives and works in Rio de Janeiro.

Armand Limnander is the executive editor of W magazine. Prior to that, he was features director at T: The New York Times Style Magazine, the editor of VMan magazine, and a senior writer at Vogue and Style. com. Limnander grew up in Bogotá, Colombia, and moved to the United States to attend the University of California at Berkeley. His books Brazilian Style and Private: Giancarlo Giammetti were published by Assouline in 2011 and 2013, respectively.

Björn Wallander was born in Sweden, where he developed his signature style based in naturalism. His work has taken him worldwide, contributing to global publications including Architectural DigestElle DecorHarper’s BazaarArchitectural Digest India, Vogue India, Vogue Brasil, Casa VogueWSJ Magazine, Departures and Cabana. Although he currently resides a couple of hours outside New York City with his dog Kajsa, he considers himself a world citizen, always with camera in hand.

Romulo Fialdini learned photography while working at the São Paulo Museum of Art (MASP). While working at the museum he met some of the most influential artists, architects, designers and publishers in Brazil, becoming their friend and photographer. Romulo photographs for many magazines like Casa Vogue and Vogue Brazil. His images are sold at Galeria Raquel Arnaud, in São Paulo.

Sig Bergamin, a graduate from the Santos School of Architecture and Urbanism, is globally acclaimed for his unique style in creating audacious spaces. Throughout a brilliant career of more than thirty-five years, he has built a personal brand and style combining eclecticism, ethnic diversity, humor and versatility, the tools of his trade for his projects in Brazil, the United States and Europe. Owner of an architecture firm in São Paulo with offices in New York and Paris, Bergamin is the author of various national and international publications. An integral part of Brazil’s heritage, he has won international awards for his work and is featured on Elle Decor’s A-List and on Architectural Digest’s AD100 list.

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Interior Design: ‘Inside Marrakesh – Enchanting Homes And Gardens’ (2020)

Contemporary design meets Marrakesh’s splendid artistic heritage in a fresh burst of color, form, and texture through a panoply of sensual houses and gardens. Noted designer Meryanne Loum-Martin provides entrée into the extraordinary residences of this fabled city’s leading tastemakers.



This exquisite book showcases the stunning properties of the world’s leading design connoisseurs, including Jasper Conran, Lynn Guinness, Vanessa Branson, and Helen and Brice Marden, who have transformed Marrakesh’s exotic style into unexpected but elegant expressions.

The story of design in Marrakesh begins with the contributions of Bill Willis, Yves Saint Laurent, and Pierre Bergé, who fearlessly fused Moroccan elements–zellige tilework, rugs, pottery, fountains, woodwork, metalwork, and tadelakt wall treatments–with a luxuriant mix of furnishings from around the world. We are invited into such lush private places as the gardens of the Villa Oasis, designed by Madison Cox, and the Bulgaris’ tranquil riad.

Full of personal insights, Loum-Martin explores how international design-savvy individuals continue to incorporate such exuberant designs in their work.

Today’s Marrakesh style appeals to a wide variety of tastes–from formal to quirky, from rustic to refined–and is suitable for diverse settings. Eco-friendly materials, including earthenware and natural fibers, contribute to these appealing interiors and gardens. Superbly photographed, Inside Marrakesh abounds with a wealth of unique design ideas.

About The Author

International tastemaker Meryanne Loum-Martin is the proprietor of the award-winning Jnane Tamsna boutique hotel in Marrakesh’s Palmeraie district. Lauded in publications such as Town & Country and Architectural Digest, she has designed porcelain dinnerware for Meissen and an outdoor furniture collection. Award-winning lifestyle and food photographer Jean Cazals‘s work has been published in numerous magazines and cookbooks.

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New Design Books: “The Most Beautiful Rooms In The World” (AD/Rizzoli)

An unrivaled survey of the most exciting contemporary interior design across the globe, curated by the editors of ten international editions of Architectural Digest.

Since 1920, Architectural Digest has celebrated design talents, innovative homes, and products–providing endless decoration, lifestyle, and travel inspiration. With ten global editions, the magazine is an authority renowned all over the world for publishing only the very best of today’s interior design.

In this new volume–spearheaded by AD France‘s editor in chief, Marie Kalt–the editors of Architectural Digest‘s international editions have teamed up to thoughtfully curate a collection of today’s most exceptional interiors around the globe. These diverse residential spaces span from the United States and China, to France, Italy, Germany, Russia, Spain, India, Mexico, and the Middle East, presenting each country’s unique “AD style manifesto” and the work of design luminaries such as Peter Marino, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Jacques Grange, Joseph Dirand, and Bijoy Jain, to name a few. The featured projects range from Marc Jacobs’s New York townhouse to Tommy Hilfiger’s Connecticut abode and Seth Meyers’s Manhattan duplex; a sumptuous eighteenth-century Italian villa and a Moroccan palace; Pierre Bergé’s apartment and a hôtel particulier in Paris; a Majorca summer home; and a country house in Russia. Brimming with stunning images and rich international inspirations, this unparalleled compendium of global interiors is a must for every library of interior design.