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This house in Mallorca was designed to express the love of the owners, a couple from Germany and their children, for the southern Mediterranean. They have a particular love of Provence, and fell in love with this house, asking designer Carde Reimerdes of Seawashed Interiors to combine the French spirit with the Mallorcan spirit in this renovated house with its blue decor. The colour of the sea is a common thread running through all the rooms, without becoming heavy or boring. The addition of Mallorca stone, recycled wood, rattan and linen is also key to the successful design and decor of this renovated house with its blue decor. (Source and photos: El Mueble) https://house-diaries.com/palacio-can-marques-an-18th-century-private-residence-turned-into-a-gorgeous-hotel/

A collector’s apartment in a historic building on Place Dauphine, the AFTER BACH Studio drew inspiration not only from the quintessentially Parisian location – the property has views of both the Seine and the picturesque square at the tip of Île de la Cité – but other sources such as Cy Twombly’s apartment in Rome, the paintings of Balthus and the music of Keith Jarrett. The result: calming, welcoming interiors where art, design and architecture mellifluously come together. (via www.yatzer.com) Photography :  Vincent Leroux See also : https://house-diaries.com/a-cozy-one-bedroom-apartment-with-olive-green-walls/

Greyleigh is 200 acres of beauty where you will be able to experience uniquely luxurious accommodation that blends country and coast with orchards, wildlife, green rolling hills with the Pacific Ocean stretching out before you. Beneath the terracotta tones of heritage corrugated iron, Greyleigh’s luxury farmhouse style accommodation, designed by We are Duet design studio, is a delightful blend of grand and quaint, eclectic and whimsical. Photography : Anson Smart See also : https://house-diaries.com/les-deux-gares-a-dreamy-hotel-in-paris/

With a young family and a love and lust for well-designed international interiors, the brief was one that shared these two extreme needs. As a market maven at heart, sourcing the globe for beautiful spaces and 100% handmade objects is was brings Georgia to her space of passion. It was only natural that her home would be a cultural mix of her favorite places on earth and incorporated her passion to take people off the streetscape and into their own escape. A warm family home with 3 bedroom 3 bathroom, each space unique and bespoke to the next whilst creating a strong element of unison. A home that felt more like a hotel and looked at every single element as bespoke. Each corner and wall of this home has been heavily thought about and not one piece has been bought off shelf.–Georgia’s lust for travel and the need to make…

There is a certain feeling that comes with living in a loft style home. But it’s an uncommon thing to find a good one – and a truly great one is even more rare. When the Flour Mill Lofts were originally conceived and developed by historic preservationist and developer Dana Crawford in the late 90’s, no one could expect that so many of the individual homes would eventually come to be featured in design books and magazines for the next 20+ years. And as rare as it may be, here’s your chance to own one of the great ones…Today we share photos of one of them, which was recently sold for $1.8 million. Enjoy! See also : https://house-diaries.com/oxford-street-apartment-featuring-an-industrial-aesthetic-in-dark-tones/

Have you ever thought about the various functions of a window? They don’t have to serve all functions, but the one(s) they do serve should be intentional. Light, Air, Views, Connection to Nature…as long as this is well considered, we find the rest of the design will fall easily into place. That was the motivating factor behind this single-family residential renovation and addition. An existing modified Cape Cod, typical of the area, had loads of charm but a 1980s post-modern addition made it disjointed and less-than functional for this modern family. Through a full interior renovation by Cedar Architecture Studio, plus the addition of an entry vestibule and a primary bathroom, the house underwent a transformation from quaint to post-modern to a disctifusion of its history. The goal was to create a feeling of inner expansiveness without reducing privacy in this urban neighborhood. And to let there be light. Photography…

Original architecture is allowed to shine in the clean and minimal space of this converted coach house. This 3-bedroom house was updated by Derek Barrett, to create a calm and light environment for a family who love food, art and music. With this in mind, the kitchen was planned with great care around how they cook and eat together. The dining space is purposefully simple and flexible, to allow change over time. Throughout, bespoke joinery and furniture add a personal touch. Different textures compliment the space. Subtle crafted details, like a bespoke door handle or a bevelled edge, express a sense of quality. Interior Designer : Sandra Flashman Photography : Anna Stathaki See also : https://house-diaries.com/casa-olivar-spatial-continuity-and-a-warm-minimalism-in-a-house-in-madrid/

Replacing the old family cottage, this new build by U31, was fashioned to reflect the couples’ changing needs. Set in the tranquility of Lake Couchiching, the low-slung architectural form with its intersecting roof pitches and expansive glazing, provided the perfect starting point to create something modern and warm with a playfulness well suited to its owners. Designed as a primary residence, as well as a captivating get-away destination for family and friends, the restrained detailing in the form of walnut slatted partitions, wood clad ceilings and the clean white envelope, all provide a nod to the architect’s vision and allowed us to animate the spaces with eclectic combinations of colours, textures and personal artifacts which speak to the client’s unpretentious passion for a life well lived. Photography : Gillian Jackson See also : https://house-diaries.com/lake-house-transforming-an-unusual-summer-dacha-near-potsdam/

The idea of living in harmony with nature is something people often aspire to.An old building surrounded by the green hills with an ancient olive tree grove has undergone a renovation by DID Studio, in order to host the work of a non-profit organization.The client is indeed the founding member of a social utility association that support cultural activities connected in contact with nature, self awareness and personal care paths in a bucolic context.To renew an old building trying to respect the original character of it was the main challenge of this project. In fact the specific location of the house, that ensures a fascinating view, is barely reachable by motor vehicles and made the organization of the site very difficult.It was necessary to analyze how, originally, the locals had managed to build with very little transportations: the solution to realize the renovation came precisely from this analysis.The strategy was…

Sitting on 5 acres of beautifully maintained land, Lower Farm is a stunning, Grade II listed building in Surrey. The main house, cottage and pool house cover 5700 square feet. The grounds, redolent of a quintessential English country garden, comprise wide stretches of lawn dotted with mature trees, manicured hedges, a kitchen garden, pond, field and children’s play area. With a 17th century core and an 18th century front elevation, which was restored in 1907, the house had undergone various extensions over the last 75 years. Ana Engelhorn ‘s client bought the property from a family who had lived there for 20 years and, while they were generally happy with the layout, as new owners they wanted to adapt certain aspects to their style of living. So, in addition to some structural changes, and creating a fresh, perfectly imperfect interior design incorporating the client’s existing furniture and artwork, the house…