Paris is a magical city to live and work in and one of the loveliest and cosmopolitan centers for fashion and design. Onebrand that started its story in Paris is Tip Toe – a label that offers customizable furniture. The brand founders were looking for a place where they can showcase their latest products, collaborations and iconic pieces. And they found it on the charming Rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin – the colorful and bright 150 sqm loft is an inspirational place where they can not only exhibit their furniture designs but create new ones as well. Rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin is located in district 10 of Paris – a vibrant community of people deeply connected with art and design – exactly the right place for this young brand. Read more
Located in one of the best parts of Los Angeles – West Hollywood, the home of Nina Dobrev is a Spanish-style bungalow nestled among beautiful palm trees. The house was built in 1929 and needed a bit of updating to bring in that cool California vibe. Maintaining the original feel and character of the bungalow was a priority for the designers. The interior is an eclectic mix of old and new with lots of natural light and materials, rustic and modern at the same time. Read more
There is one word that we can use to describe this home – color. Situated in North Sydney, Australia, the home of designer Rachel Castle /which she shares with her husband and two kids/ is the true epitome of whimsy – vibrant and fun, it is exactly what we can expect of a designer and an artist’s living space.
Spread over 250 sqm the house is full of light thanks to the huge top to bottom custom made windows which open to a garden that looks like part of the inside living space. Vibrant colors, bright and cheerful furnishings, and artwork all over transform the home into a fun and happy place to live in. Not coincidentally, it is known as the sunshine home in the art and design circles of Sydney.
The focal point is no doubt the huge living/ dining/ kitchen space with a skylight on top. The black framed windows add to the home’s spaciousness bringing light in and also giving an amazing contrast to the various colors around.
The kitchen island separates the living and cooking areas and matches the equally gorgeous wooden floors making the flow to the rest of the space flawless.
The pink sofa is what catches your eyes immediately – it is designed by Rachel Castle herself for her eponymous collection.
Large paintings are hung all over – from the living space and the bedroom to the kids’ rooms – which results in a house interior that truly communicates the passion and the creativity of the family.
As the designer says – she never throws out anything she loves – and her home is full of art and objects she collected over the years from everywhere – surrounding herself with favorite things makes the space unique, artsy and a joy to live in.