A Melbourne Interior With Manhattan Style

Glamorous, elegant, tailored – all three words come to mind when looking at this beautiful Melbourne interior designed by Travis Walton Architecture. An Australian-based architect, Travis Walton is known for his blend of contemporary and creative design with a luxurious feel. This space truly reads that way. Once a traditional heritage home in South Yarra, Walton has transformed this interior into a 3-bedroom home filled to the brim with modern touches. The inspiration for the architect? Manhattan.

“As a home, this space needs to balance elegance and comfort. The bold, minimalist furniture and architecture brings a sense of refinement and masculinity, complimented by rich textiles, strong patterns and warm natural light filtering through from the skylight and courtyard to give a sense of comfort and cultivated charm.” – Travis Walton

In addition to bold, masculine style, art and color are also used to great effect in Walton’s design. Jewel-toned shades are used to add vivid color to each room – a bright blue, geometric rug in the home office, an upholstered chair in the living room, a deep aubergine seating nook in the bedroom. And walls have been painted in perfect shades of gray and black to allow the home’s collection of artwork to stand out. The end result is a sophisticated home that brings together the beautiful design of two striking cities, New York and Melbourne.

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Stunning Architecture In An Oslo Apartment

In Norway’s capital sits a beautiful Oslo apartment designed by Haptic Architects in the United Kingdom. It’s the architecture that draws you in. Built-in wood seating is a focal point in the home’s dining room. A railroad kitchen in charcoal has been built to create a cool contrast against the interior’s white walls. And a powdercoated white staircase is set up as the main attraction, carrying guests from the living area upstairs to a beautiful outdoor lounge. Beyond the architectural elements, the design is filled with a mix of natural elements and striking modern decor. Chairs in pastel shades of pink and light blue surround the dining table – a colorful display that adds a very modern feel to the space. In the living room a cozy gray sofa is accented by a bright and bold purple kilim and oversized art in black and white. Up the stairs and you’re met with more unique art at the top of the staircase. For a pop of color on the wood-paneled rooftop, chairs in shades of baby blue and yellow add a nice touch. The entire aesthetic is modern Norwegian – warm, sophisticated, bright, yet with unexpected touches of color that make this home one-of-a-kind.


A Bay Area Home With Spanish Style

It’s amazing how good design and architecture can literally transport you to another place and time. In this Bay Area home by designer, Erin Martin, we are transported from Northern California to Spain in an instant through curved archways, rich tilework, and Moorish accents – all the elements of beautiful Spanish design. Channeling both Spain and a cool California vibe, this interior has some pretty stunning details. Pieces have been brought in from a variety of places, including West Africa, parts of Morocco and even nearby Los Angeles. A look around, and we spy some of our favorite details that make this space a treat – a great collection of kuba and suzani pillows on display. Moroccan rugs make an appearance in a number of rooms, adding both color and texture. Gorgeous Moroccan lanterns hang in the living room and cozy reading nooks for an unexpected touch. A Kelly Wearstler surf board hung on the wall celebrates the California location. And around the fireplace, a unique chevron pattern adds an interesting frame. How cool! This California pad is the perfect place to cozy up, entertain, and be whisked away to another place and time where you can just sit back and enjoy the great indoors and outdoors.


Kera’s Cozy Salt Lake City Home

It’s no secret that we are fans of Kera Thompson, the design maven behind the brand, Interwoven. We’ve featured her colorful, global collection of textiles on the blog before, and even her modern family home in Abu Dhabi. Now, in her Salt Lake City home in Utah, we get to see how this model turned boutique owner transported the pieces from her culturally-studded Middle Eastern home to a cozy west coast abode. One look inside, and it’s easy to see that while the location has changed, the cornerstones of Kera’s style remain the same. It’s the textiles that grab our attention every time. Kera has a little bit of everything – Turkish kilim pillows, embroidered Moroccan cushions, Indian kantha quits, brightly woven suzanis, and indigo Hmong pillows. These pieces can be seen throughout her home where rooms are adorned with rich global textiles. In the master bedroom, a purple kilim pillow adds a pop of color to the bed. In her daughter Elena’s room, a vintage kantha in swirling shades of pink, blue and green adds a youthful exuberance. Kera uses textiles to add both color and personal style to her interior. Blended with modern furnishings and vintage finds, Kera’s new home is a testament to cozy, global style, fit for her family of five.

The Melbourne Home of Nectar & Stone

Inspired by our book, REMIX, we bring you this series in partnership with Apartment Therapy, taking you inside the most beautiful cultural homes around the globe.

You know Caroline Khoo. With over a hundred thousand Instagram followers online, you’ve likely seen her beautiful images of desserts under the name of her company, Nectar & Stone. The Australian dessert company has become synonymous with tasty treats that are more than just sweet, but absolute works of art. Even here in the states, we’ve been eagerly awaiting the moment when this mistress of sweet treats might open up shop or start shipping across the pond. While Nectar & Stone may not be in the US just yet, we wanted to see how Caroline’s colorful and whimsical dessert style translated into her own Melbourne home, and she was nice enough to give us an exclusive peek into her space. Just one look, and it did not disappoint. The beautiful family home that she shares with her her husband Nicholas, and two young sons, Isaiah and Dimitri, is filled with personal style and lots of feminine touches (how she manages to do it living with three young men, we’ll never know). Her boys even have a love for mom’s profession, helping out as official candy tasters in the kitchen. The entire space is a wonderful extension of her brand. A completely sweet spot that’s part cozy family home, part test kitchen for her stunning desserts.

Source: Aimee Jones Photography

Jeanine + Bryan’s Home – Brooklyn

The most beautiful homes tell a story. In our Brooklyn apartment we worked to tell our very own. This is our most personal space, filled with works from many of our favorite artists and designers, as well as our own AphroChic products. A true reflection of our design and brand philosophy, we worked to weave pops of color and cultural pieces into the design story. From Moroccan rugs and kantha quilts to our colorful curtains and fashion illustrated gallery wall, this is our personal expression of modern, soulful, style. We’ve enjoyed sharing this space with many different audiences. You can see more of our home on NBC Open House NY, and Design*Sponge.

Photographs by: Patrick Cline

A Sophisticated Madrid Apartment

We’re taking you inside a stunning Madrid apartment. White walls and modern furnishings form the basis of this Spanish interior. Everything from streamlined furnishings to modern classics like the Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair are on display. But it’s the cultural pieces that provide warmth to this contemporary space. A cozy Berber rug, a leather Moroccan pouf and colorful juju hats can all be spotted within the interior, bringing doses of both color and pattern. The layers of global furnishings and textiles make this a truly beautiful place to call home.

Source: Planete Deco