Thursday, February 28, 2013

A Modern Row House

Let's check out a row house.  Typically there's not too much to them.  A straightforward, brick, rectangular design, traditional in style sharing a common wall.  Sounds super exciting, I know.  Well here in this Philadelphia neighborhood they've put a little twist on it.  A corner lot and a fresh contemporary vibe.  A little room to breathe and a little freedom push the design envelope.

Overall I really like the look of the exterior.  They managed to showcase the modern design lines while still blending it into the neighborhood with the warmer tones of the wood and slate colored brick.  On the interior they shift to an all modern feel with black and white.

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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Spanish Throwback

Here's a little taste of the Spanish '60's if you're looking for it.  It's the Chic and Basic Ramblas in Barcelona.  Dig it.  This place is so well done.  The designers (Lagranja) provide you with a little sampling from various issues that dominated this particular era.  Each corridor tells a story.  A little culture, a little fashion, a little food and some great style.  Simple unique design ideas (stacked luggage front desk), glorified pieces (old Spanish currency table) and loud colors provide the journey and history lesson.

If you're bored and want to check this out again you can head over to Fred Flare.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013


A vanity that truly looks as though it is floating.  You've seen them before but this takes it just a step further.  The idea that the piece is suspended in air is pretty fresh.  A couple key elements make it a little more legit from the slim look and tight plumbing to the hidden standoffs that so slightly push it away from the wall.  And finally the lighting which helps set it all off.  You have both under and back light lit areas highlighting the whole thing.  It's a badass look.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Ski Cabin Renovation

It's rustic, raw and weathered on the outside.  A killer little ski cabin that just needed some love.  A nice clean-up on the exterior.  There is no need to over do it.  Stabilize the structure and let is show off it's rugged character.  On the flip side, once you step inside it's a completely different story.  A sleek, smooth modern vibe that keeps it simple yet very refined.  Clean lines, light tones and a kickass view no matter what season it is.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Save Some Space

A tight kitchen?  Limited counter space?  Check this fresh little design element.  Sliding cabinet doors.  Saving you space and creating interest.  Ties in well with the overall look and feel of this kitchen.  Also like the wall mounted working light between the cabinet and hood.  A simple fix providing plenty of range when working in a tight space.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Wood Boxes

A client with a crazy busy lifestyle that loves to entertain collaborates on this open-ended design.  A series of boxes clad in mahogany and travertine allowing plenty of natural light as well as providing just enough privacy when necessary.  A design where you can see or be seen throughout.
How about the perspective look?  A killer design element.  Mahogany wrapping the floor, walls and ceiling.  They continue the clean mahogany lines in the kitchen as well with the wrapping of the cabinets.
And on the lighter side a travertine cooking alcove with some fresh backlighting softens the kitchen space.

You can also check this post over at Fred Flare.

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