Tag: contemporary

Quickie: Quest for Fire

Quickie: Quest for Fire

Fireplaces, especially in urban areas, are love-hate relationships. Love the fire, hate the pollution! With Rigoletto Acqua‘s electric fireplace (using a scant 205 watts), you can save the relationship and nurture the love. And how about the design of this living room? The concrete contrasting […]

Quickie: Den Below

Quickie: Den Below

I miss the sunken dens of yore, and by yore I mean like The Brady Bunch era. This modern dig is an industrial loft in Barcelona, Spain, and used to be a toy factory before Egue y Seta transformed it. Architecture and nature are juxtaposed […]

A Heady Headboard

A Heady Headboard

A headboard to end all headboards! Cindy Rinfret of Rinfret, Ltd found this antique Thai headboard and gave it a new home in her master bedroom.¬† Despite the large size, it fits perfectly into the design because Rinfret matched the curvilinear, organic patterns with the¬†patterns […]

Announcing the Animal of the Year: Horse

Announcing the Animal of the Year: Horse

Happy Lunar New Year! According to the East Asian Zodiac, it’s the Year of the Horse. Yippee kai yay! Humanity’s relationship to horses is a long one, so it figures that these majestic beings would appear in our art and our homes as symbols of […]

Quickie: Water, Water, All Around

Quickie: Water, Water, All Around

A beautiful resort villa that blurs the boundaries between land and sea, with a glass bathtub allowing you to bathe with a view of the magnificent Indian Ocean below. Imagine hanging out in the chaise longues outside, or on the netting stretched over the warm […]

Quickie: A Bath in the Attic

Quickie: A Bath in the Attic

A soothing, masculine bathroom in an attic of a renovated farmhouse. The industrial style is elegant paired with the somber, no-nonsense color scheme and contemporary design elements. The mannered yet rugged feel makes me swoon.