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AphroChic + Apartment Therapy Remix House Tours

AphroChic has teamed up with Apartment Therapy to bring you a unique series of house tours! Inspired by our book, Remix: Decorating With Culture, Objects and Soul, every month we’re taking you into homes from around the globe that have an authentic blend of modern and cultural style.

Our first house tour went live yesterday, and you don’t want to miss it. It’s about the founders of one of our favorite blogs, Coffeeklatch. Magali Elali and Bart Kiggen, who live in Belgium, feature creatives and their amazing interiors on their blog, and we were excited to feature their home on AT. Read all about their soulful Belgium abode, how they blend culture in their space, and how they make their white walls come to life with lots of greenery. Enjoy!

AphroChic + Apartment Therapy Remix House Tours

AphroChic + Apartment Therapy Remix House Tours

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Remix House Tours is a special collaboration between AphroChic and Apartment Therapy. Read the full house tour with Magali and Bart on Apartment Therapy.

Photography: Bart Kiggen

 

A Parisian Apartment Where Art Takes Center Stage

There may be nothing more beautiful then a well-designed Parisian apartment. This home designed by Fabrice Ausset is the perfect example of a gorgeous Paris home. In this space, color, pattern, pieces from around the globe, and a variety of artistic pieces all come together to create a truly unique space. This home has been designed to seamlessly integrate a collection of sculpture, paintings, and furnishings that add to the home’s eclectic vibe.

AphroChic: A Parisian Apartment Where Art Takes Center Stage

Around every corner, art has been incorporated into this luxurious pad. Lighting and seating are presented as sculpture in the space.

AphroChic: A Parisian Apartment Where Art Takes Center Stage

Even something as utilitarian as a desk  has been elevated to a piece that’s part of the home’s exhibit space.

AphroChic: A Parisian Apartment Where Art Takes Center Stage

The vast collection of original art is framed by a range of hues and textures on the walls. A wood panel wall becomes the perfect backdrop for a metallic ring sculpture.

AphroChic: A Parisian Apartment Where Art Takes Center Stage

In the hallway, walls in a deep shade of jade and cobalt blue are perfect for showcasing the homeowner’s collection of photography.

AphroChic: A Parisian Apartment Where Art Takes Center Stage

And in the bedroom sculpture is presented alongside a casual bed. This home shows that wherever you live, and whatever your style, art has a place in the home. Placed besides everyday furnishings, this home is a living gallery that can be experienced without the pretense and barriers that can be felt in a gallery environment, and we absolutely love that!

Source: Fabrice Ausset 

 

A Peek Into The Home Of HGTV Design Star Danielle Colding

It’s always wonderful to be able to feature a friend on AphroChic. You know Danielle Colding as the winner of HGTV Star in 2012. I know her as one my of my best girlfriends who is an extremely talented interior designer, art-lover, former dancer and student of anthropology. She is truly one of the smartest and most talented people that I know. Danielle’s home was recently featured on Apartment Therapy, and if you haven’t seen it, this is a tour you don’t want to miss. Danielle’s home is filled with beautiful family heirlooms passed down from her mother and grandfather, art by close friends and vintage pieces that she’s discovered along the way. The space is the perfect blend of Danielle’s style – global, artsy, cultural, and truly authentic. Here is a peek.

See Danielle’s full house tour on Apartment Therapy >

Inside The Home Of Fashion Stylist June Ambrose

It is so nice to get a peek into the home of celebrity stylist June Ambrose on The Glow. June’s style is inspiring – chic, glamorous, and timeless. Just a peek into her home and we see that same style reflected in a tufted white leather sofa, emerald green flocked wallpaper and a dressing room any girl would die for. We can’t wait to see more of June, her adorable kiddos, and her home in The Glow book that comes out later this year.

For more June, check her out on Instagram.

A Brooklyn Home With A Vibrant Color Palette

Interior designer, Jessica Helgerson has no issue with color. And she shows how to use it just right in this modern Brooklyn home.

No Sleep Till Brooklyn

In the Brooklyn neighborhood of Cobble Hill, rapper, Mike D of the Beastie Boys, has a stunning home filled with artistry from the borough he calls home. Like many homes in Brooklyn, this classic 160-year-old brownstone, which was likely an apartment building in another life, has been lovingly renovated into a 3,200 square foot family home. Perfect for a family of four including Diamond, his wife, and their two sons, the interior has been designed with custom finishes and pieces all made by local designers.

It’s clear that this hip hop artist and his family have a love of art and artistry. One-of-a-kind pieces can be spotted throughout the interior. In the living room, a set of paintings on the mantel are by fellow musician, Kim Gordon. And a large abstract piece by fellow Brooklynite, Keltie Ferris, takes up one of the living room walls. 

In the open plan dining room and kitchen, custom artistry is on display. Glassware in the kitchen sits on a shelf by Brooklyn company, ESP Metal Crafts. Beyond the bar, the furniture in the dining room is a combination of mid-century modern and rustic design. Over the dining table, a chandelier by Tord Boontje adds some sparkle.

The master bedroom is a perfect retreat for parents of two boys. An accent wall features Mike D’s vision for a wallpaper design, created in collaboration with Flavor Paper. The Brooklyn Toile wallpaper features Brooklyn icons including the Notorious B.I.G., the Coney Island roller coaster and the borough’s elevated subway trains. The master bathroom is another picture-perfect space in the interior. A black clawfoot tub is the ultimate luxury item and on the bathroom cabinet, the teal hardware is pretty and unexpected.

The entire home is a luxurious ode to downtown style.

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aphrochic - The Brooklyn home of Mike D of the Beastie Boys

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aphrochic - The Brooklyn home of Mike D of the Beastie Boys

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The New York Times

Hank Mitchell’s Cultural Bed-Stuy Interior

Mr. Mitchell's Rules via New York Magazine

In the Bed-Stuy home of designer Hank Mitchell, cultural touches are everywhere.  Through art, global objects, and textiles, Hank has designed a modern home that speaks to his heritage and his own personal story.  Behind the ladder (the only way up to his home office) a casually curated collection of paintings and black and white photographs speak to his own personal history.

Mr. Mitchell's Rules via New York Magazine

In the living room, light blue walls are the perfect backdrop to the various pieces in the space.  A textured fireplace surround, metal side chair, and natural wood table are enveloped in a room filled with a diverse art collection.  The red painting hung on the right is a treasured piece painted by Hank’s sister who has since passed away.

Mr. Mitchell's Rules via New York Magazine

The simple nook that houses the bed comes to life with a vibrant Kente cloth blanket and Kuba pillow.

Mr. Mitchell's Rules via New York Magazine

Hank’s bathroom is truly breathtaking.  It’s a water closet with so many shower heads, that I can admit I’m absolutely jealous!

Read more about Mr. Mitchell’s unique interior, and the inspiration for the design in New York Magazine >

Small Space, Big Style in Harlem

Take a peek into the Harlem apartment of Danielle Arps, former assistant to Rita Konig of Domino.  Danielle turned her small Harlem apartment into a cozy and beautiful home, all while on a tight budget. The interior is filled with beautiful elements that make this small space shine. Danielle believes in purchasing big pieces that will last for a long time and enhances her space with cool accessories. She is an artist, and art is featured throughout this small space. In so many ways, it brings it to life.

Source: Billie Magazine