May 26, 2016

Restoration of a traditional residence in Nisyros by ADarchitects

Built around 1850, this residence on Nisyros island in Greece, was completely restored and turned into a villa of two independent luxury apartments by ADarchitects, with respect to the local architectural tradition and using only eco-friendly primary materials, in particular the local black volcanic stone of the island, that gives the house its special character. The uncluttered interiors combine the eternal style of traditional local architecture with modern minimalistic design using wood, stone, polished cement, and built-in furniture in white and earthy colors.

May 25, 2016

Chez Marie Sixtine: The Chicest New Guest Pad in Paris

When the apartment above Marie-Sixtine’s flagship store in Paris’s 11th Arrondissement opened up, the two-year-old fashion line decided to apply its look to interiors. Working with art director/designer Sandrine Place and architect Baptiste Legué, the brand dreamed up Chez Marie-Sixtine, a candy-colored “confidential cocoon” cast in the image of the boho gamine its crop tops and playsuits are made for.
In lieu of a living room, there’s a dinner-party-ready kitchen/dining area—terrazzo counter included—plus a cabin-like bedroom and one of the most inventive bathrooms we’ve seen in a good while. And who knew pom-poms could be put to use as a sea-urchin-like wall mural, or that an Eames side chair takes so well to a knit slipcover? The two-room retreat is reserved for “special guests of Marie-Sixtine,” but it’s filled with ideas for all to grab.

May 24, 2016


 Villa Elia is surrounded by a rural environment of sparse, small scale buildings, intense natural vegetation and crops of olives and vines. The ruins of a farm house formed the basis for the new dwelling. The design focussed on the reconstruction of an old house, preserving the traditional architecture and typology of the island of Antiparos. The house and the environment co exist in harmony creating a unique scenery in the calmness that develops a simple lifestyle in direct contact with nature.

May 23, 2016

Hanne Berzant's stylish villa in Denmark

Founder and former creative director of the Danish company By Nord, Hanne Berzant, lives north of Copenhagen. Her home is decorated with Nordic and raw style, where functionality and comfort meet aesthetics and design