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Dream homes such as this, exist mostly within the confines of our wildest fantasies, but a real-life look inside this beautiful French country villa is provided by JJ Locations. It is possible you might have caught a glimpse of this home before as the agency is in the business of sourcing unique homes for the gold and silver screens. The following images of this stunning Antibes abode in South-Eastern France will surely have you fantasizing about living the movie-star life or at least, planning your next vacation.
Antibes is the quintessential French village that over the years has contributed to the famous French country style created in homes just like this traditional Provencal beauty. Adjectives most associated with French country interiors are; rustic, charming, casual, antique and textured, and viewing the beautiful formal dining room, it is easy to see why. Treatment and painting of the walls in particular, is in close keeping with the ethos of the style: warm color and textured effect being important.
Internal spaces more private in nature such as bedrooms and even workspaces are perfect for experimenting with more dramatic themes and this is employed very successfully here. Rich burgundies and sea foam greens inhabit the main bedrooms while an individualist modern look commands the office. Window treatments hang heavy, as is typical of the French country style, but the curator of this property is careful not to let them obscure the views of the pool and palm-flanked gardens.
In early 2013, Google moved into its extraordinary 85,000 sq ft new digs in Electra Tower, Tel Aviv, Israel. Just as with the Google Dublin offices we covered recently, the Tel Aviv offices were designed by Camenzind Evolution. The 8 story high rise complex boasts panoramic views of the city while providing its employees with the highest functioning innovative workscapes which promote creativity and collaboration. As a nod to the local culture, each floor of Google’s newest offices were designed to illustrate a differing aspect of the diversity of Israel. Googlers from local areas were chosen to select themes for each floor and participate in the design process of each. Three restaurants provide all Googlian employees with a choice of non-kosher, kosher meat and kosher dairy menus. One of the eight floors is dedicated to the Israeli Prime Minister, Google for Entrepreneurs collaborative “Campus Tel Aviv” which provides a hub base for start-up companies.
Built snugly into the French hillside above the Bay of Villefranche, this impressive, sweeping vacation villa tantalizes with panoramic water views offered through glistening glass walls of the home’s interior. Each of the villa’s spaces are light-filled, airy and open for a serene and relaxed holiday experience. Within its stone-clad and glass walls are five bedroom, five bathrooms, two kitchens, one salon, one dining room and a single pool house set beside the villa’s only swimming pool. Landscaped gardens and multiple outdoor living areas are around every corner of the home’s exterior as well as a roof top garden terrace.
The three modern spaces we feature here are the work of Egyptian architect and CG artist, Mahmoud Keshta. Each of these urban dwelling visualizations feature quiet neutral palettes, innovative use of wood and texture, and layers upon layers of lighting. All tend to lend themselves to a more masculine repose with subtle hints of delicate elements throughout. Rich woods tend to reign and dominate the living areas on walls, ceilings and floors.
That certain something which makes a place romantic is different for every individual. It might be a memory of an event, an ancestral connection or a life long desire specific to a particular destination. However, a challenge is extended to anyone who can view this collection of images and resist swooning. There are of course elements that are romantic by their very nature: candle light, sunsets, gazebos, ocean views, sand underfoot and objects borne of the natural world such as, flowers and seashells. Such elements are expertly incorporated into the images to follow with an obvious level of professionalism, but in lieu of a fabulous holiday, can be recreated at the nearest beach, in the park, or even, in the garden.
Picturesque experiences such as the former, offered by the likes of Pearl Farm Resort of the Philippines and the Banyan Tree of Bali, are luxurious and extravagant. They exist to satisfy the whims of their guests and rarely is there a whim that can’t be satisfied, but if skydiving onto a pristine white sandbar to be greeted by a linen-clad, seafood-laden, candle-lit table does not sound appealing, inspiration can be taken from the few images to follow, which depict scenes that extend to the everyday and might just lead to a mid-week rejuvenation worthy of sweeping a loved one off their feet.
Flowers soften any room and make soft rooms positively dreamy, but they can also add unexpected dimensions to modern, even industrial spaces. Feminine selections are often reduced to a combination of, or a choice between: Lisianthus, Peonies, Roses, Dahlias or Tulips and being the most fashionable of the season, are the first to be featured.
Just as English Tea-Roses owe their name to the Motherland, long understood is the association of the Orchid, Lilly and Cherry Blossom with Oriental styling and the addition of a single one of these species to an Asian influenced room can solidify its theme.
Floral displays are as much about the choice of flower as they are about the choice of vessel. This can largely dictate whether the display will exude an antique or modern feel. The recycling of jars and bottles is not only good for the planet, but great for making a floral statement. Leaving the container, whatever it may be, in its original commercial state will work well in a modern industrial space, but if a vintage look is desired then a rustic paint job will give an old glass jar or bottle a new stylish purpose.
A curiosity such as this display of miniature succulents, gives a room an intellectual quality. Interior design, is at the moment, seeing a resurgence in styling worthy of a natural history museum. Specimens from the natural world are being encased in glass in the form of domes, cloches and antique display cases, making for intriguing interiors and stimulating conversation.
Foliage, in its various textural forms works well in minimalist and masculine spaces, as do other forms of greenery such as palm fronds, grasses and even branches, but be careful not to gloss over the still life appeal fruit and even vegetables, can have. In this same vein, pine cones are also a popular, however unlikely, styling tool in modern and natural spaces.
Flowers, like many another decorative element, make their greatest impact on mass. Venturing into the back garden or leaning over window boxes to collect flowers takes preference over a trip to the florist as flowers have one of the highest mark-ups of all consumer products. Even a bunch from the local grocer can fetch a high price so deconstructing a single bunch and displaying it like these roses will have a big impact at a small cost.
Taiwan’s WCH Studio boasts a portfolio filled with refreshingly unique modern and contemporary urban spaces we love. These city dwellings are atypical in their architectural dialogue and decor sensibilities. The apartment we feature here reflects all of this boutique firm’s capabilities with its utilization of light and height in a multi-level format with rooms spanning out from a central dynamic staircase of steel and glass.
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