The apartment was redone and customized by Steve Harivel who is popular across the planet for shaping the interior of the tasteful Soho House Hotels. Dazzling you with an array of rare and amazing antiques this is a home for those who wish to make a sizzling style statement!
Transforming an old house from the or into a lovely modern home is a task that is hard enough during the best of times. But when you need to convert an old ragged and into a sparkling contemporary space the challenge is even steeper.
Instead of opting for the usual ‘giant glass box’ extension the creative folks from Whiting Architects wanted the latest addition to feel like a revitalized version of the old home that was already in place. Function precedes form inside this monochromatic structure that ensures not an inch of room is wasted with unnecessary corridors and transitional spaces.
Large glass doors separate the living areas from the bedrooms and the large sauna bathroom while stainless steel Art Deco doors from a 1920s theater in Hawaii stand tall in the kitchen. The living area Napoleon III chairs tufted sofas in mohair vintage French leather club chairs and industrial-style lighting create a magical and timeless setting.
The weekend retreats and cool cottage homes of have an inimitable charm of their own. Draped in wood and stone many of these marvelous delights come with an airy and open ambiance that sees the lines between the interior and the landscape being blurred with elegant charm.
A modern kitchen in neutral shades is enlivened by pops of yellow and cheerful bar stools. The extensive use of wood for both the flooring of the sunken living area the kitchen island and the ceiling gives the home an inviting warmth that complements its open cheerful look.
The designers of the home wish to dub the typical style that its interiors exude as ‘rural rustic’ and that definitely is not far off from the truth. Yet the genius of its design lies in incorporating these rustic elements and textures without disturbing the overall modern vibe of the space.