one of my dreams is to finally visit cuba. i've has this old book about havana homes forever and every once in a while i get it out and fantasize about making
"sfgirlbybay", I hear you loud and clear, I too have the dream of finally visiting Cuba. For me it is in my genes, my father completely gave his heart to Cuba, as a young man. He and his three brothers had a lighting fixture store in Havana, however our family remained in Miami where I grew up. The store closed in the 50's, but dad held on to his desire to return and did so two times in his early nineties. I have a fondness for everything Cuban having gone to high school in Miami's Little Havana and joining into the culture through friends.
Enjoy this lovely addition to "raw and real interior design" with its grace,textures and colors that take us on a visit to Cuba.
If you would enjoy another Cuban experience, visit our blog, Mid Century Modern Architecture Then and Now to read:
This project involved the conversion of a Shoreditch Warehouse to create a family home. The proposal included the removal of a modern shed to the rear and a
I quite like the original elements used in the home, floors, walls doors, and so on. I think the bedroom with the timbered, lofty ceiling is quite spectacular. It feels like a blend of ideas and spaces and is quite serene with the minimal interior, which then highlights the materials and textures.
The designer Paola Navone oversaw the transformation of this 200-year old building from an old silk farm to a magnificent white loft complete with a mixture of industrial and vintage styles. Let’s travel together to this dream loft in Spello, Italy.
Architect Stephen Jolson is an expert in meshing architecture, interiors and landscapes into a holistic experience and his Melbourne home that we recently had the pleasure of photographing, is no …See the full story
Once an abandoned confectionary factory warehouse, now the original red brick industrial facade gives no hint to what lies inside, the interior is an unexpected oasis. Jolson’s dedication to detail and ability to bring nature, architecture and interiors together has resulted in a home that is not only sophisticated but artfully timeless. excerpts are from the original post....
Flodeau is a design blog hosted by French interior designer Florence Deau.
Visit the home of Nadine and Matthieu, a duplex apartment in the Canal Saint Martin quarter (10th arrondissement of the Paris).
This home has many raw elements, combined with a very creative and refined taste level.
When Matthieu was interviewed by Flodeau he gave a wonderful response to the question:
What you like least in interior design today ?
The whole ‘trendy-trends’ phenomenon that floats above decoration and interior design – it seems a lot of people improvise themselves as professional decorators or interior designers. Most of them lack in originality and merely duplicate what’s fashionable. There is no spirit or soul in what they offer. To me, interiors have to tell stories.
...and I also appreciate this:
Your best decoration advice ?
Do things for yourself and not for the others. Don’t try to copycat interior design magazines. At the end of the day, you’ll never feel better than in a home that reflects who you are !!
When Atlanta based ad agency The Jones Group decided it was time to revamp their image and headquarters, they turned to designer Caryn Grossman of CG Creative Interiors to complete the task. With two early 1900's warehouses now in her hands and limitless possibilities,
Caryn Grossman's carefully drafted program called for the application of only sustainable materials and low-impact fabrication and construction, and what resulted was a striking environment ready to stir creativity within the new office.
Grossman worked closely with People of Resource another Atlanta firm also focused on using local and sustainable materials. Together they created furnishings and finishings made from Kirei Board, a reclaimed waste product of the sorghum industry, and Chroma, a renewable material from 3-form, which gave a colorful kick to the custom desks, conference tables, and brainstorming areas. Read more: Warehouse Renovation by CG Interiors « Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
When we ponder ultra-modern design and spaces, we often think of minimal homes with posh, lacquered surfaces, plenty of glass, polished stone and clean str
This home in Barcelona is filled with lovely tones and textures....XO!
Originally a toy store, the newly transformed home sports a cool sunken living room, an industrial-style kitchen, a generous dining area and lovely walkways clad in wood. A minimal bedroom, walk-in closet, modern bath and a tranquil indoor garden complete this inimitable Spanish home.
In Alabama, a commercial building with a multifarious past begins a fresh chapter for a young family after a modern renovation.
Love, love, love....contrasting to the student apartments around Auburn University, this industrial space was built in 1920 as a mercantile space in a thriving African-American neighborhood during segregation.The building has since hosted several pool halls, a barbershop, a Baptist church, a few cab companies, several restaurants, and, rather dubiously, a “fish shop.”
When the Hills purchased the building, they were unaware of its backstory —it was merely a termite-infested plumbing storehouse with a promising brick-and-concrete exterior. “During construction our neighbors kept coming up and sharing stories about getting their hair cut here, or eating here when it was a cafe,” David says. “We realized we had to be a little more careful. This thing had a life, a more interesting life, than we had ever imagined. We kind of stepped back a little bit and didn’t do some of the architectural moves that we originally thought we were going to do.”
The story is very interesting and the journey of renovating this building had some important messages for anyone taking on a project like this.
Eclectic loft designed by Danna B Interiors located at The Filing Station Lofts at Wynwood, Miami, Florida.
Get back to me on your favorite room....I am in love with the desk under the stairs....what about you?
This space is amazing and well executed. I am puzzled but could not determine the history of this lofty home....could be legit warehouse or wannabe, no matter, still fab. The windows, light, high ceilings, industrial vibe, modern classic furniture, rustic textured additions and shiny stainless elements, are just a few of the reasons I love this space.
Located at The Filing Station Lofts at Wynwood, Miami, Florida, this loft residence was designed by Danna B Interiors.
Benoît Jamin et Isabelle Puech, les créateurs de sacs reconnus, découvrent cet atelier délabré dans la banlieue parisienne... Ils décident de le rénover pour en faire une habitation au style industriel clairement marqué.
I don't speak French either, but this space is some raw eye candy!
isabelle puech and beno jamin are fabulous french handbag designers who live in a converted warehouse decorated in earthy/chic
Name: Dan PriceLocation: Ukrainian Village, Chicago, IllinoisSize: 920 square feetYears lived in: 4 years, rentedUpon entering Dan Price’s apartment in Chicago's North-Westside neighborhood of the Ukrainian Village, your first impression is of an abundance of textures: bare bricks, modified vintage-hybrid furniture, stainless steel appliances, granite kitchen counters, colorful cookware, old desks with meticulously ordered business records, contemporary artwork, repurposed found objects, and the traces of an older apartment layout that can be seen in the pattern of beams on the wooden floor.
We love Dan's unique point of view! The bathroom has a strong element of whimsy expressed through great ideas, textures and colors. The kitchen is all about efficiency and strong colors and details.
We are smitten with several of his accessories, especially the masks, primitive heads, and carved wooden fish....
"Eclectic Fusion", home of Dirk Jan Kinet "Refreshing and inspiring to see walls painted in a dramatic way like in this crazy beautiful and historic Mexican home of Dirk Jan Kinet. It's all in the nuance textures on the walls. It's rich and exudes a sense of romance. I just love the spirit of this home. Kinda like a "I don't give a ...., I'm gonna do what I want" attitude. Some of my favorite homes usually have that sensibility. I love how he mixes old and new in chaotic and unusual ways, yet it's harmonious and thoughtful." Dabito http://bit.ly/1DAKwpg See the rest of his home on Architectural Digest Spain http://bit.ly/1MNLEem #decoe #design #eclectic #mexico
This incredible project consisted of a seismic upgrade and restoration of a heritage building in Vancouver, British Columbia’s historic Gastown District, and a loft interior design project. …
Architect and designer Omer Arbel ...the goal was to “just let the space be itself.”
Photos: Martin Tessler
One is constantly aware, here, of contemporary design as a sort of complement to the original warehouse. Look up and you will see a network of original Douglas fir beams, lit up to dramatic effect by a set of skylights....
Vancouver, British Columbia’s historic Gastown District,
What's your view at interior design with strong industrial elements? If you think its utilitarian nature cannot be tamed, you should revise your opinion. Loft 002 in Toronto, Canada, is a proof that rawness of old workshops and warehouses converted into living spaces can be concealed with the right decor. The loft used to look very unappealing,…
We like this loft but love the bedroom....
The bedroom is our favorite room in this great industrial loft. The rug is the perfect introduction of color and texture and totally connects the room from floor to ceiling. The rug also speaks to the texture in the cement above, check out the rest of the home.
This space already was a local stables, a bomb shelter and a print shop. It took only eight months to turn it into a modern living space where industrial and
"The interior features a lot of elements from old times that have been manually restored. Thanks to large windows in metal frames there is a lot of natural light. This loft is a nice example that even raw materials can be used to create a warm, comfortable and cozy living space." DigsDigs
Thanks to Loft Addict: sorry no information, but super fun, especially the cat pillows, and miscellaneous commentary and art....
Industrial Interior Design: Den-Loft (The Perfect Man-Cave)
NORDES Design Group based in Minsk, Belarus, with branches in Moscow and Saint Petersburg have designed this awesome industrial interior design which they have called the 'Den-Loft'. They specialise in interior design, architecture and 3d visualization.
How on earth do you go about converting all 6,000 square foot of a one-time industrial building into a habitable living space? John Crace finds out
Aircon House started out as a rocking-horse factory in the 19th century, and over the years has seen life as a stage set factory, a builders' merchants and an air-conditioning fittings factory (hence its name).
The owners, Eric Guibert and Robin Pembrooke, simply wanted more space. They certainly got it – 6,000 square feet of it.
Aircon House is charming. In this article you will see the beginning conversion efforts, but they had big plans for their home.
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