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
A combination of styles – this is how Art Deco is described. And yes, it is exactly that – a mix of eclectic influences, materials, and shapes. Art Deco originated in France in the early years of the 20th century but still, it continues to influence contemporary design.
Is Art Deco easy to achieve and implement at home? What are some of its prominent features and how to incorporate them at home? 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.