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The Darling is an utterly unique single residence design guest house in the heart of historical Copenhagen. The guest house is curated to feel as a sophisticated home with the best in modern Danish design and contemporary art, resulting in an ambience that is charming, exclusive and sensuous. You can book Darling Hotel here !!!! See also :https://house-diaries.com/post-house-inna-cozy-hotel-in-south-carolinausa/

In this renovation to an Art Deco home in the leafy Melbourne suburb of Caulfield by Megowan Architectural , the interiors of the existing house were reordered to create a new central spine which culminates by framing a view of an existing and prolific cumquat tree at the rear of the property. Key to the success of this design was the creation of two outdoor rooms which straddle the living and dining spaces of the home. To the east, a decked “room” has been designed to not only allow northern light into the rear extension but also transform into an outdoor cinema through the clever integration of a double-sided projector screen in the window opening of the internal home theatre. To the west, a second and larger outdoor “room” connects to the living spaces via a large bifold door and double sided indoor/outdoor fireplace. The Art Deco influence of the original…

The brief for Lisa Buxton interiors was to design a fun, easy family home full of colour and character.Providing interior design, decoration and styling, Lisa Buxton Interiors draws on influences from the US, Europe, and Australia to create unique interiors. The key products used in this project were MCM home sofa & coffee table, custom headboards. Photography : Lillie thompson See also : https://house-diaries.com/pickford-a-family-home-in-pastel-tones/

Everything in this farm is created with the right feeling that not everyone is gifted, and that makes a home genuine and undisguised. Here is a strong soul, noticeable down to the smallest detail, and the overall feeling is extremely sympathetic.In the 60s a renovation removed many of the original features but luckily original old elements have been preserved like fireplaces, plasterwork and windows, so not all was lost!The standard is very high without being greedy or boastful. The farm is located in the countryside but close to Stockholm, secluded and private, but not alone, with good opportunities for both commuting and teleworking. Photography : Lina Östling See also :https://house-diaries.com/a-19th-century-home-beautiful-renovation-in-sweden/

Faced with numerous site constraints, Chelsea Hing studio drew on an emotive layering of design responses to resolve an awkward floor plan, low ceilings, and severe lack of natural light.Envisaging a quiet retreat for its occupants, Chelsea Hing was inspired to create a moody, tonal palette, born from soft grey applied to the walls, bringing personality and warmth whilst diminishing the impact of the low ceilings.A sense of seclusion and privacy was further established with light filtering timber shutters and soft linen curtains; important layers of texture complimented by a considered approach to furniture, art and objects throughout.A fireplace was introduced to the open plan living area, anchoring the space and providing a natural focal point for visitors as they ascend from the ground floor entrance.With consideration for scale and a desire for welcoming comfort, overstuffed sofas were employed to create familiar symmetry, whilst the rest of the furniture and…

Industrial romance at its best. Historical Gustaf de Laval’s factory premises in Stockholm live on as spectacular housing by Fastighetsbyrån. Here we see all the typical features of the Scandinavian style, successfully tested both in historic buildings in the center of Stockholm and in ordinary high-rise buildings on the outskirts in just 51 sqm. See also :https://house-diaries.com/an-apartment-full-of-light-and-books-in-a-former-cigar-factory/

Situated in the 1928 Romanesque Villa on Harper and Fountain, and designed by the Sunset Tower Hotel’s architect Leland Bryant, this apartment is where designer Davide Casaroli lives with his husband Shawn and their two-year-old twins Atena and Diana. When he first visited this historic building, he was immediately intrigued by its style – a combination of Spanish Revival and Churrigueresque – and its atmosphere. The interiors, distinguished by the arched entryway and high wood-beamed ceilings, were surrounded by an aura of mystery and character. He wasn’t surprised to discover that Romanesque Villa has been home to two legends of Old Hollywood – the transgressive Diva Marlene Dietrich and the unsurpassed Marilyn Monroe. Who else could have left such an impalpable mark of enduring mystique on this place? It was the perfect match; like in designer’s personal life, European sensibility meets American glamour. One year after they had moved in,…

As the name suggests, casa K is Keith’s own new family home. It has been designed and developed by DAAA HAus to reflect the new family lifestyle. The house is a 280sqm apartment in the old part of the urban seaside city of St.Julians.The overall design is minimal with a lot of Japanese influences mixed with some of the best Italian artisan craftsmanship and some iconic designers pieces. Predominantly all the furniture and accessories are either in black or dark grey shades and all walls and other bespoke wall cladding fitted units in a calming toasted almond white. Photography : Brian Grech See also :https://house-diaries.com/loft-solar-a-minimal-and-unexpected-space-in-brazil/

An upside down flat, with an open plan loft living/kitchen space and bedrooms below, was perhaps a crowd dividing layout, but one Mitchell + Corti Architects Studio clients were willing to embrace. The site is characterised by an unusual quadrilateral shape, a limitation on paper, but architects chose to see it as a unique feature worth celebrating. This brought about a proposal that includes irregular shaped skylights that conform to site-specific angles, and an equally unusual staircase plan. Bold colours complement the spaces, alongside dual aspect views and the ever-changing natural light brought about by multiple skylights piercing the roof. Simple yet unusual, practical yet unconventional, the home almost doubled in size and character. Designers were extremely fortunate to find a client willing to embrace ideas beyond the ordinary. An end of terrace, first floor flat, Victorian loft conversion could not look more spacious or site-specific (Published with Bowerbird). Photography:…

A run down barn in Oxfordshire has been converted into a rustic yet sophisticated hideaway in the beautiful country-side. The challenge for KSR Architects & Interior Designers Studio was to open up the spaces within and create a modern interior whilst not losing the charm of the original building. Original beams were kept and complimented with rich colours and large windows to flood the room with natural light. Inside the Barn brings together rustic charm and sophisticated modern interventions. The challenge was to know how much of the existing building to retain and celebrate, and how much to remove or replace with contemporary design. It was a careful balance to ensure the modern elements such as the new floating steel and timber staircase did not dominate the building and yet were sufficiently robust to complement the original barn, whilst modern IT has been cunningly concealed so as not to detract…

Built in 1896, 101 Pitt Street has a longstanding history as the neighborhood hub. Some hundred years and many iterations later, Post House now presents a contemporary take on the neighborhood landmark, still bringing people together, in celebration, over good food and with a few drinks in tow. There are only seven rooms in Post House, but the owners will surround you with maximum attention and give you the highest level of comfort. The interiors are a mix of different styles of the 20th century and are designed in pleasant beige and gray tones with cheerful accents of red, turquoise and blue. You can book it here!!!! See also : https://house-diaries.com/la-biondaa-spectacular-boutique-hotel-in-spain/