16.8.11

Simmer Over














This place is a near perfect recipe don't you think? Stone, timber, charcoal, navy, grey, white and mustard yellow. Folded gently and left to simmer over a slow heat.

The architecture is stunning, there's no escaping that. But the owners have not rested on those laurels alone. They've been pretty clever in their treatment of this building. Sticking to a simple palette right the way through unifies what could have been a dog's breakfast of singular impressive rooms. But with this approach the space is cohesive and all the more impressive for it.

One particular detail I like is how in the vaulted spaces the timber ceilings have been left natural, but in the more intimate spaces they've been painted white. A trick of the eye that makes even the more petite scaled rooms still seem expansive.

Images from elle decoration

8 comments:

Karena said...

Great architecture, design and color palette. Very fresh and clean!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

Blue Fruit said...

Very quiet and calming, with lovely use of gorgeous materials. But does anybody actually live there, do you think?

Pinecone Camp said...

This place is stunning, and it has all my favourites like yellow, timber, modern furniture. Love it.

David Toms said...

Those walls and ceilings are magnificent. You give me so many ideas!

Amanda said...

I don't think ceilings come much more expansive than these, and I love the roughness of the stone with the smoothness of everything else going on. And the hints of yellow look amazing.

A Room For Everyone said...

I agree about the simplicity. If they hadn't used restraint it really wouldn't have worked. Hope you're well..Rachaelx

John said...

Those ceilings are spectacular... I like the ceiling and lamps that draw your eye up towards the ceiling!

melissa loves said...

wow....that yellow, that mobile, that lamp and those ceilings. just awesome and awe inspiring....
xo
Melis

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