This striking modern home nestled among the oaks in Beverly Hills, California was designed by Walker Woodshop Design Build for a client who is a concert-level amateur violinist. Their client's two specifications had to be kept in mind -supreme quiet, so that he could focus on listening to and playing music, and a venue to play for others. The space was built around the bones of a 1940s era barn and expanded with a modern structure clad in wood to help it blend more seamlessly with its surrounding environment. The result was a modern open concept home boasting a living room that doubles as an 80 person concert hall and views that should be soaked in and savoured.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Friday, July 18, 2014
Sometimes you come across a commercial space so lovely that you'd love to move right in. That's how I felt when I felt came across Olive and June - a simply chic nail salon in Los Angeles, California on Sarah Sherman Samuel's Instagram (such a beautiful feed if you're not already following!) The soft neutral palette in all white with a peachy tones floor, warm leather, blond wood and woven accents. The whole look is cohesive and works so beautifully together. The mood is soft, serene, and perfect for a little pampering pick me up. It's also inspiring me to treat myself to a long overdue (and well deserved, in my opinion) mani/ pedi this weekend - it's been a long week!
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
As much as I'm often drawn in by bright vivid colours, whenever I see a pared down neutral space done well, something inside me just says 'Yes!' Call me monotonous and boring, it may be a fate I just have to accept, but basic black and white uplifted with metallics and natural accents just make me happy. I can't help but (quite literally) come home to them every time. I came across an email in my inbox the other day that I'd sent to myself with a link to this feature in Est magazine, entitled simply with an exclamation mark. After clicking on it, I immediately fell right back in love with this beautiful shop in Sydney, Australia. Pond is a fashion and homewares boutique owned by Liz Leuchars with a pared down aesthetic that is a testament to the power of restrained good taste. Nothing in this space seems fussy or overwrought. Just understated, elegant and timeless.
Visit Pond online here.