Turning Two Small NYC Apartments into One Sleek Modern Home — Professional Project

Project by: Ines Ensal of Studio Esnal
Location: Gramercy Park — New York, New York

Location! Location! Location! Ines Ensal’s clients got New-York-real-estate-lucky when they snatched up two spaces by Gramercy Park in Manhattan. Charged with combining a studio and a one bedroom into one larger, cohesive unit, Ensal took a clean and modern approach, maximizing another precious New York resource, natural light. A mix of materials adds visual interest throughout, the wood accents add warmth to keep the space from dipping into sterility. And if nothing else, you will walk away with some major, major pendant light envy. (далее…)

A Tiny Show-Stopping Cabin Two Architects Built for $15,000 — Dwell

When a father/son architect team got together to design a tiny, sustainable shelter in the Wisconsin woods, the design they came up with wasn’t just incredibly small and efficient, but also incredibly beautiful, proof that building in a small footprint (and on a small budget) doesn’t have to mean sacrificing style. (далее…)

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Design Timeline: An Artist’s Style Evolution Over Six Homes

«Like a great dinner party you want a varied guest list…someone is larger than life, another is quiet but fascinating, another brings beauty, or brilliant conversation, or humor,» artist Judith Bigham says, describing her philosophy of decorating. «If a piece of furniture or art doesn’t work because it’s too big or too exaggerated for a room I often say ‘oh she’s the loudest girl in the room!’ I love a large piece in a small room or a rich vivid color or pattern…but, you must balance; add another ‘loud girl,’ metaphorically speaking.» (далее…)