Looking up

Ceiling scape defines the refinement of a space. It is the little touch that shows that the room has been designed as a whole and in every dimensions available to the designers. It is not something a client will insist on, but it is probably what will surprise him the most in term of the impact it has on the room.

(Faberge in Geneva bu Jaime Hayon)
Mirror, in the ceiling, really?

(Pierre Yavanovitch)
Pierre always works his ceiling, adding a subtle magical light.

(Pierre Yavanovitch)

(Stephanie Laporte)
The ceiling becomes a block that defines the room and hide the top of the curtains

(elle decor)
An intrigate landscape that attracts the eye

(elle deco France)
Subtle and gorgeous

(Javier Castilla)
nothing subtle here but rather a strong statement

(Interior Design)

(Interior Design)
The ceiling shows the direction of the circulation


Monochrome grey anything but monotone.

We love all type of greys. Cashmere grey, linen grey, silver grey... It goes a long way to avoid that creamy traditional looks. Here it goes one more step by keeping it extreme simple palette: -just-grey-

(desire to inspire)

(Kashine Perera)

(Pierre Yavanovitch)

(Sandra Nunnerley)

(Sophie Segela)

(Stephen Sills)

(Wilma Cursters)


Caviar for the eyes!

Sometimes comes around an iconic project that sums up everything that one likes at that moment. For followers of that blog, there has been a theme slowly coming up that involves colors like black and gold, materials like wood and concretes and a search for spacial simplicity.

Here are they all under one roof, in New York City, at the new Pio Pio restaurant by Sebastian Mariscal (photo © a r c h p h o t o)

Wood all around in the kitchen!

No doubt, those kitchens are modern. Flat panels, limited decoration, minimalism look, concrete, all the perks for a strong cold contemporary kitchen. Yet. Yet they are warm, inviting and comfortable. It is all in the materials!

(Maison Francaise)
A complete customization even for the wood which is bleached

(Interior design mag)
Walnut and concrete. The wood is used as backsplash.


White concrete and walnut again. The cabinets look like furniture.

(Elle decor France)

Rustic look refined by an interesting pattern

(Dwell Mag)
Quartered sawn teak wood, for a minimalism look.

Dark wood for a strongly contrasted room

(living etc)

(Elle deco Italie)
Bleached oak again, great harmony with the exposed stones


Candle Light by Muehling

Romantic dinners, Shabbat evenings, cocktail hours. Candles create the mood. They need a proper vessel, and these are more favorite. Pricey but impeccably crafted. You'll find them at E.R. Butler in New York and other trendy retail space like Moss and Element Chicago.

Hot pink

Strong Mexican pink is a statement. Soften with a quiet environment it becomes this gutsy move that makes a room. Around greys, blacks and whites it looks at its best and it becomes really intersting around dull blues and greens. A color palette is an art!

(Thomas Dylan)

(Kathy Dalwood)

(Living Etc)


(Elle deco France)

(Elle Decor US)


When art takes over.

These are fabulous rooms where big large art pieces take over. There is nothing balanced in the composition of those rooms, and that is what it is about. The art brings the color and the life.

(Diana Vinoli)

(living etc)

(Serge Donnard)

(Stephen Sills)

(Veere Grenney)

(Verne for OWI)

(pamplemousse design)


Tufted dreams

Deep, shallow, wide, flat, so many variation on a single theme. Tufting is back in force, not any more only for your grand mother living room but this time for a wall, an entire wall! My favorite is the flat version, more contemporary. 

(Elle deco France)
Deep tufting, refreshed with a light yellow fabric

(Kemble Interiors)
with a great lighting and clean color scheme

(Joe Nahem)
Original stripes

(Taylor Howes Design)
Custom pattern for art placement

(Noel Jeffrey)