August 11, 2018

Atelier AM | Rancho Santa Fe Villa

Atelier AM was founded in 2002 by Alexandra and Michael Misczynskithey have designed a large range of city and country homes, historic estates, modernist villas and seaside retreats. I thought this home fitted perfctly the home I showed last week on the blog. I would love you to show more homes like this as they perfectly fit my Summer mood. More about this design duo can be found on their website: Atelier AM 

found via Veranda
August 9, 2018

Inspirational design in black & brass by X + I

I recently discovered the work of x+l based in my hometown Amsterdam and I love to show you some of their work. The concrete table was love at first sight, and I think the the matt black concrete surface and its little irregularities are just perfect in my opinion. The legs of the table are made in wood.

x + l
 stands for Xander Vervoort and Leon van Boxtel, two designers with a background in theater and art, through the years they worked for several disciplines: photography, advertising, stage design, fashion and exhibition design and in addition to this commissioned work they focus on interior design working closely together with artisan friends.

in 2013 x+l launched 'parfumobscure', a perfume made with pure and natural ingredients, collected on their travels to India, Japan, France and Italy.
In their online store they sell a small amount of self designed single objects and small furniture pieces in limited series, alongside handcrafted finds from their travels.

Really unique and organic are these gourd pendant lamps, the gourd is a natural material therefor the lamps can show irregularities and varying sizes what separates them from industrial light fittings. The brass table collection consists of different small tables made out of solid patinated brass (3mm) and mounted with brass screws onto a wooden partition, covered in distressed ragged velvet.

August 7, 2018

Blomus MIO collection | w/ Style photo shoot

For every photo shoot we are always on the look for different props to complement and fit the atmosphere we have in mind, and recently we got the opportunity to work with 
Blomus. When working for the Ambiente fair earlier this year I visited several stands and we filmed the different Trend area's where some of Blomus new home accessories already caught my eye. Next to using the brand's planters in our last shoot, we also got to photograph their new dinnerware collection MIO.

The MIO collection, designed by Nina Thöming of Flöz Design, consists of plates, bowls, mugs and pitchers in three different powder shade colours. Next to the beautiful colours, Mirage Grey, Moonbeam white and Agave Green which all mix and match perfectly. The dinnerware comes in different sizes and is also stackable, giving you more space in your cupboard or being creative with on your diner table. What I really love is the matt exterior surfaces in combination with the shiny interior glazing. 

We immediately fell in love with the grey PLANTA planters and I especially loved the bigger black-brown versions which are perfect for planting large houseplants or small trees. They can be used both inside and outside as they are frost-resistant and weatherproof which I love because I tend to change and use pots and plants both indoors and outdoors depending on my mood or needs.

Durable Accessories

Blomus is a market leader in the field of interior design and durable accessories since their start in 1961, and derives from the German tradition of exceptionally good quality and excellent craftsmanship. At Ambiente I already saw some of their extensive collection of brand new basic items, including pottery, smoked cork, linen, concrete and wood, all materials I really love. This new collection shows their ambition to develop and keeping the brand relevant and ready for the future while sticking to their original Blomus DNA. 

We loved working with Blomus and styled and photographed the collection staying close to our own design aesthetics and taste, be sure to check out the new collection at Blomus

This post is written in collaboration with Blomus | Pictures © w/ Style | Concept w/ Style | Photography Wen van Woudenberg | Styling Desiree Groenendal

Thank you Paper collective for the posters and Aiayu for the bed covers.

August 4, 2018

A renovated minimalistic home in Milan

Beautiful colours in this recently renovated eighteenth century home in Milan that once was the residence of a wealthy Milanese family. Casa AG is a ground-floor apartment that was brought into the present by Due Architetti while respecting the past of the building and its imperfections. I love the picture above and the beautiful colours, the table really looks a lot like the one I designed myself, don't you think. 

Polished concrete surfaces alternate with wooden floors, and wood is used to contain the volumes—separating the entrance from the open kitchen by a thick wall-like storage unit, and shielding the bedrooms from the social spaces with a similar divider. The whole atmosphere is just beautiful and minimalistic with the concrete floors and the rustic wooden beams painted white along with the rest of the interiors.

Photography by Simone Bossi