concrete and cognac: malibu residence

Following my previous post, I decided to stay in Malibu for a bit longer…where I discovered this beautiful residence, another design by Burdge & Associates Architects. Concrete plays a major role here with polished floors and raw ceilings throughout. The style is quite minimalistic but in a cosy, almost moody way. Leather sofas in the on-trend colour cognac work beautifully with the grey of the raw…

the new copper: brass

Almost exactly 12 months ago I wrote about the lovely and, oh so fashionable autumn colour copper that popped up everywhere. It has been a huge trend ever since and is still going strong. One year on, there is a new metal kid on the block and I must admit I like it just as much: brass. I am…

three colours blue

Initially, I wasn’t thinking of one of my favourite French movies when deciding on the subject line for today’s post – although I must admit, I have always found the title quite intriguing and the story line deeply moving. Today though, the colour blue planted itself in my head at 3 in the morning when…

the ultimate autumn colour: copper

Autumn is my favourite season of the year. After those long and warm summer days, I always look forward to waking up to a crisp morning and wrapping a scarf around my neck when leaving the house. However, I am not keen on warm jackets, socks and an umbrella in autumn. For me there has to be…

the grass is always greener…

I am currently working on redesigning the home office of a female client. In addition to a stunning statement wallpaper (Designers Guild Mattiazzo Azur) there will be another player taking centre stage: a vibrant bright green velvet sofa (Designers Guild Cassia Grass). I must admit: Green makes me happy, sort of balanced, and I like working with it. It is actually the only…