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CAN STANGA, rental villa in Formentera, Spain.

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Hotel Deseo Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

DESEO [Hotel+Lounge] located in Playa del Carmen, has become the favorite refuge of young cosmopolitan people and couples that seek a relaxed atmosphere with unique weather and personalized service; with a special emphasis in contemporary design.

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Loft 24-7 by Fernanda Marques Arquiteto Asociados.

Loft 24-7, located in São Paulo, Brazil and designed by Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Asociados.

“Being inside feeling like one is outside. I believe that to be a key issue in understanding the interior design being produced today. In times when environmental awareness is growing, and, of course, also the desire to be close to nature.”

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Clifton View 7 by Antoni Associates, Cape Town.

Description by Antoni Associates :

The clients brief was to completely strip out the double-level apartment and to re-configure the interior layout to accommodate four bedrooms, en-suite, a gym, entertainment cocktail bar, cinema room and wine cellar. The site is perched over dramatic boulders and the Atlantic Ocean and experiences sweeping views of the Clifton beaches as well as the Twelve Apostles mountain range. Access is gained to the apartment on the upper level. The dining room, living room and kitchen are open plan and have direct access to the extensive terrace. The open plan dining area acts as a pivotal focal point between the spiral staircase and the main entertainment space. The success of the space is a culmination of bespoke detailing, unexpected stylistic juxtapositions and dramatic artworks. Moving through the apartment is a journey of styles and ideas that all fuse together to make the apartment a tailored and personally nuanced space. This tailored look was achieved by avoiding over use of recognizable brand names; the clients instead were keen to create one off signature pieces through the OKHA Design Studio. A feature spiral stair was introduced to link the two levels of the apartment. Feature timber screens extend from the upper level through the upper volume to contain this circulation space. The pool bar leads onto the swimming pool and spa terrace with uninterrupted views of the seascape. The infinity pool allows the eye to flow from the pool to the expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. Lighting design is an important feature in any project. Bold and discreet lighting was specified in conjunction to create a powerful ‘wow’ factor and layering of lighting was used to set various moods throughout.

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Palazzo Gorgoni, 18th century Luxury Palazzo in Italy.

Leading villa experts Think Puglia have introduced a new stunning 18th century Palazzo to their portfolio. Located in the heart of Galatina, Palazzo Gorgoni combines contemporary luxury, historic charm and artistic flair. Its owner has restored it by having fun, putting her passion into it and embracing the original character and history of the building. Meticulously, lovingly and luxuriously brought back to life over the last few years, Palazzo Gorgoni charms, delights and pampers in equal measure, The amount of space is only one of the many surprises in store for guests who, even after a week in residence still find themselves chuckling and cooing at the wonder of it all.

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Lai Residence by PMK+Designers.

This two-story penthouse apartment embodies many of PMK’s ideas about integration between space, architecture, urban living, and spirituality into everyday life. Designed for a young couple with a recent newborn daughter, this residence is centered on a common area on the lower floor that supports a wide range of activities, from cooking and dining, family entertainment and music, as well as coming together as a family by its visually seamless transitions from inside to outside to merge the house into its’ cityscape. The large two-story volume of the living area keeps the second floor connected containing a semi-private master bedroom, walk-in closet and master bath, plus a separate private study. The integrity of the home’s materials was also an important factor in the design—solid woods, concrete, and raw metal were selected because they stand up to day to day needs of a family’s use yet look even better with age. Brick wall surfaces are carefully placed for the display of art and objects, so that these elements are integrated into the architectural fabric of the space.

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Villa Belle in Koh Samui, Thailand.

Villa Belle is a spacious and luxurious über styling 3 bedroom villa, set in lush tropical surroundings on a hillside overlooking the captivating bays of Choeng Mon and Plai Laem. Designed to encompass these wide panoramic vistas of the azure Gulf of Siam and neighboring islands, Villa Belle enjoys these exquisite backdrops from any platform, within this very special residence. Located on the much sought after north coast, the villa is a short distance to the nearby golden sands of Choeng Mon beach, rated by many as one of the most beautiful beaches on Samui. The long curvaceous bay with tantalizing turquoise waters is the perfect swimming beach, dotted with rustic Thai restaurants or more upscale eateries, like The Sala Samui. This ideal locale is further enhanced by its tranquil setting away from it all, yet in only a few minutes drive, guests can enjoy funky shops, mouth-watering restaurants and the islands main lively entertainment areas.

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Les Gentianes 1850, Chalet in Courchevel.

Chalet Gentianes is found in arguably one of the best locations in Courchevel. A true Winter-wonderland, surrounded by snow covered trees, it truly is a ski-in ski-out chalet. It has been built in a sympathetic alpine style with wood interiors, exposed ceiling beams and a cosy fireplace in the living room. Chalet Les Gentianes is a spectacular chalet with a swimming pool, complete with Jacuzzi and steam room. Although the chalet is away from the main road and intensely private, the centre of Courchevel is less than five minutes walk away, with its renowned restaurants, bars shopping and nightlife. The chalet comprises of six en suite bedrooms, each with a dressing area, plasma TV, DVD player and iPod dock. The chalet′s spa is of the very highest standard found in a private chalet with a 7m x 3m swimming pool, a jacuzzi and steam room.

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SF LOFT Wardell+Sagan Projekt

Converted a former 3200 square foot (300 square meters) former Chinese Laundry and Tooth Powder Factory into a modern open loft with roof deck and two internally placed shipping containers to showcase an urban art collection. Wardell+Sagan Projek

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Mini house of 23 sqm.

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Industrial Loft in Minsk, Belarus.

18/01/2013 1 comment

Interesting and unusual design by Alexander Uglyanitsa, developed for a Minsk, Belarus project, with furniture mostly Riva by Pininfarina.

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London House With a Retractable Glass Roof.

Located in Chelsea, an affluent area of central London, is a home with a unique feature. The four bedroom, four bathroom home has a top floor family area with a retractable glass roof.

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Villa Solaire by Jérémie Kœmpgen Architecture.

15/01/2013 1 comment

This old farmhouse was built in 1826 nestled in the historic district of Pied de La Plagne in Morzine, France. The project consists in a conversion of an ancient farmhouse into a luxury rental villa, revisiting traditional techniques. This former farmhouse is located in the historic district of Pied de La Plagne, in Morzine.

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Loft Penthouse by Fabio Gianoli, Sondrio, Italy.

The top floor of a historical building, an old storeroom with e recent wooden ceiling. A free rectangular space at  floor level and five arched window overlooking the square. The client was to create an open space bright and  light, loft style / New York. A totally white surface, a tray where the client can place their loved belongings. The floor plan was divided into symmetrical zones using both partitioning walls and furniture. All was planned around a suspender fire place made of natural metal sheet. This fire place unites the kitchen area with the central isle – the dining area with a high quality wooden table – the tv zone – the reading and relax area wich is characterized by a small coffe table made out of an old car engine that belonged to the client. The day zone enjoys two fantastics views both from the five arched windows and also the the large sliding window on the sofa side wich leads to a balcony that accomodates a winter garden. There has been furnished with both objects of modern design and vintage pieces, such as an old Mac to an old phone, restored cast iron radiators, collection of movies and comics, in addition to numerous souvenirs from various trips. On the opposite side over the living area is the sleeping zone characterized by a wooden floor. Two symmetrical bedrooms are onnected by a central corridor with mirror closet for shoes and the master bathroom. This too has been symmetrically divided in two zone with washbasins and a central mosaic wall with a ‘Marilyn’ up on divides the toilet area from the big shower zone with double free access. The two bedroom follow the the format of the rest of the house ; characterized by three floor level little windows in the main bedroom an illuminated wall brings light to the room and moved from the far end of the room the king size bed.

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Brouwersgracht Apartment, Amsterdam by CUBE and SOLUZ.

13/01/2013 1 comment

Brouwersgracht Apartment, Amsterdam by CUBE and SOLUZ Architecten:

The old warehouse was completely rebuilt from premises to luxury home.The characteristic 200 m2 large apartment is on the first floor of a monument to the Brouwersgracht. The monumental wooden floors and heavy beams are maintained and where necessary repaired and new parts like the kitchen, bathroom and new walls are as recognizable additions designed. Because it is a deep and relatively low floor and the entry of daylight important for an open floor plan chosen. The open floor plan also fits with the idea of the single since autonomous designed additions to the ancient monument. The bathroom consists of nearly 1,000 very special glass blocks.The bathroom is so subtle evening light object next to the dining table.

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Chalet One Oak, Combloux.

Chalet One Oak is nestled in the peaceful village of Combloux near Megeve, where the majestic Mont Blanc provides a background setting for more than a few fairy tales. Everything is larger than life in 600 square meters of pure One Oak, a 3 floor property with endless views of the Mt Blanc, its mountain range and the Chamonix valley. The Chalet accommodates 12 people in 6 bedrooms. It has 4 double bedroom suites with en suites, bunk bed room and the Master suite on its own floor. All bedrooms have floor to ceiling windows and their terraces with their own dramatic views of the mountains and the rolling country side. Situated on the 1st floor is its lavish luxurious living room, perfect for those intimate moments and to relax, eat and entertain.

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Aquatic Backyard by Centric Design Group.

 Centric Design Group designed this beautiful aquatic backyard for the lucky owners of a coastal villa in The Netherlands.

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Mercer Hotel Barcelona by Rafael Moneo.

Mercer Hotels is proud to present the Mercer Hotel Barcelona, an exclusive five star “Grand Luxe” hotel and listed historical monument in the heart of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter.Located at number 7 on Calle Lledó, the building incorporates part of the Roman walls of the ancient city of Barcino, some of which date back to the 1st century A.D. Hotel guests have exclusive access to the medieval paintings of the 28th defence tower in an establishment whose core element is stone and whose renovation was carried out by the prestigious architect Rafael Moneo, who was awarded the Prince of Asturias prize in 2012.

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Summer Beach House.

08/01/2013 1 comment

With this magical corner of Komporta (Portugal), the designer and decorator Pequenina Rodrigue fills you with a weekly dose of interior design inspiration summer. I’m very sentimental idyllic image of this beautiful house in sea sand dunes  beauty and relaxation.

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Loft Apartment in Stockholm by Odenplan.

07/01/2013 1 comment

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