As children, most of us have dreamed of having a house high on a tree – a secret place to play, dream, and be away from our annoying parents. Some of us still dream about it. There are people in the world who even live in such magical places and call them home. Tree houses are not just for kids. For those who want to realize and explore their childhood dream and look for a unique way to recharge and relax, architects and designers now offer amazing places to visit and live. Wooden tree houses are no longer what they used to be. Now many of them include several floors and multiple glass and mirror elements. The idea of a house floating above the ground is an endless source of magic and fantasy. Let’s look at some of the most creative designs and dream! Read more
Milan is a wonderful, magical city where some of the most coveted interior design houses have settled home in. Studio and Gallery Dimore is one of the influential design projects located right in the heart of Brera design district on one of the most beautiful streets in the city, Solferino. Dimore is founded by two creative personalities Emiliano Salci and Britt Moran in 2008 as a creative outlet and a showcase of their extensive collection and their view towards everyday art. In the gallery you can see an amazing selection of some iconic pieces by different artists – from Gio Ponti, Gae Aulenti and Gabriella Crespi to the french Charlotte Perri and Paul Levance. The selection is exceptional, eye catching and truly something you must see if you happen to visit Milan.
Gallery and studio Dimore is nestled in a Milanese apartment building with a cosy courtyard and wisteria greens all over it. Large windows and old double doors lead to this wonderful home of art. The studio settles on the second floor to the left and is offering exceptional design and interior ideas and Dimore Gallery is on the same floor to the right – selling historical and one of a kind pieces signed by the artists themselves.
One of Salci and Moran’s latest projects is the Transfer installation: the concept revolves around rooms designed to have inner rooms within like tents filled with historical pieces randomly mixed up an set to show scenes from everyday life. Also, there is a room designed as a warehouse and once in it you can really imagine how a collector stores the art pieces he loves.
Another important collection is the presentation of designer Gabriella Crespi, an influential Italian designer who created furniture and sculpture. In the exhibition there are 7 pieces of metallic furniture installed among piles of sand. The designer originally designed them in the late 1970s and the collection includes different objects such as a mushroom-shaped lamp, tables made from brass and bronze and other geometrically inspired pieces. Displayed against bright fuchsia background across several rooms at Dimore gallery, the objects are chic and glamorous and also timeless – which is amazing given they were produced in the previous century.
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