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  • Writer's pictureLarry Witt


Inspired by the stunning work on display in the latest edition of Interiors Magazine, here’s a run down on my favorite projects from the magazine this month.

We love the ability to create cozy kitchen and dining nooks from unusual spaces. not only did the Interior Designer for this project, Pierre Yovanovitch, create a functional space, but he referenced the curvilinear form of the building, and inspiration from the 50’s, creating a whimsical form. Beautiful and elegant. I love the polished brass base of the table contrasted with the organic, natural stone top. The subtle pattern created by the 50’s brass pendant lighting above is delicate perfection. WOW!

I’ve always been attracted to design that is both reverent and individualized. This project in a traditional neighborhood in the South, melds the influence of contemporary design, with nods to tradition throughout. I love the details of this room. Rich textures, such as the navy mohair sofa, are contrasted with the sleek polished finishes of the nickel and marble coffee table. The Johnathan Adler X benches in white speak to me as both contemporary and relevant designs which will stand the test of time. The architect and designer clearly understood the importance in this projects’ ability to combine traditional aesthetics with modern sensibilities. Love!

Every room in this home, designed over the remains of an ancient structure, in Anacapri, is worthy of the ‘wow factor’, but if I had to choose, this is my favorite. I love the way the original colors are respected and maintained; with blues and greens breaking through from beneath several layers of paint.

The strong yellow pops of color throughout the home are inspired by lemon trees in the courtyard, the perfect bright statement color providing both contrast and interest.

Fabulous design in San Francisco, this entry definitely has the ‘wow factor’. From refined custom moldings in the coffered ceiling, to the hand-rolled antiqued mirror, each detail carefully compliments each other, while also providing a stunning backdrop to the abstract art on display.

Wallpaper throughout the entrance also provides a luminescence and elegance that speaks to the refined decor highlighted in the rest of the home.

This entrance confidently represents an image of what is to come. Stunning!

Croatia’s first design hotel, the Lone, is inspired throughout with beautiful materials, innovative graphics, environmentally friendly treated woods and fabulous furnishings.

I was definitely wowed by the graphics, by designer Silvio Vujicic. These back-lit cotton printed panels perfectly accent the guest rooms with a unique and balanced connection between history and design.

And finally from our own design portfolio…

Our bedroom design for this client was part of a larger project involving a custom closet remodel, as well as design updates throughout the home. The home, in a historic boutique condo building built in 1926, is in the heart of an old neighborhood. The homeowner wanted to include their beautiful collection of family antiques and contemporary art in the new design.

Paying homage to the contemporary aesthetic, we selected glossy black nightstands, and transparent lamps, by Ferruccio Laviano, which compliment and incorporate the Barcelona chair. To create a visual softness throughout the room, beautiful custom silk drapes line the entire back wall of the room. The upholstered bed, and custom area rug accent the space, while adding an element of opulence and warmth. The Philippe Starck ghost chair in black, balances an antique writing desk, for a cohesive meeting of old and new.


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