Restrained but Strikingly Eclectic | Notting Hill Townhouse by Suzy Hoodless

This five-storey townhouse in Notting Hill is an embodiment of restrained good taste and eclecticism, brought together by the amazing British designer Suzy Hoodless. It speaks modern, contemporary, and sophistication. Yet the graphics, geometrics patterns and bursts of stronger colours bring in the playful touch needed for a family home.

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A bright entry way with a monochromatic scheme highlighted by a minty green french door.

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Lime green artwork and dusty pink curtain, who would have thought they worked so well together! (Also, the size of this sitting room is totally relatable to the apartment-sized living room that most of us have. If you are re-decorating, this could serve as perfect inspiration for a tasteful space)

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The kitchen and dining area opens out on to the garden terrace. A teak wood credenza adds warmth and layer to the neutral palette dining area.

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A pleasant surprise – a giant diagonal black-and-white stripes appear out of nowhere in the muted kitchen that leads down to the media room and work den on the lower ground floor.

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Ganna Design 甘納設計 | A Family Home With A Boutique Hotel Vibe in Taipei

There are some design studios and interior designers that I will constantly look up for their latest projects because they are always so fabulous. One of them has got to be Ganna Studio 甘納設計 from Taiwan. Ganna Studio is helmed by designer couple Lin Shih-Jie and Chen Ting-Liang. They have a very distinctly stylish contemporary take on design, and their work has always feel original and full of surprises. In this and the next post, I’m going to share their 2 of their recent projects which I really like. This is the Chorus project, an amazing transformation of a 30-year old building into a modern, boutique hotel style home for a family of 4. Chorus 01 chorus 02

Above: The original partitions at the first floor were removed, to create one large open space for the communal area. The focal point of this floor is definitely the large kitchen and the long dining tables extended from the island,  with a mix designer chairs in all shades of pink and red. This is the heart of the home where the family gathers most of the time.

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Above: To create a more streamlined look, large panels of kitchen cabinets are built for storage and to house the kitchen appliances. The connecting wall of the kitchen cabinets was done in a cement wall finishing to mimic the colour of the cabinets. The 2 opening doors are actually the entrance to toilets at this floor.

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Above: The pink armoire is an old piece of furniture retained from the previous home, and given a new life with this vibrant pink colour. 
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Above: Instead of the conventional media unit or condole, the TV was placed in front of a large wall of bookshelves that hold the collection of books from the couple.

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A Contemporary Apartment in Amsterdam by DENOLDERVLEUGELS

This is a 300 sqm apartment that occupies the top 3 levels of a building complex built in 1925. It has been completely renovated by DENOLDERVLEUGELS into a contemporary and polished home for a Dutch family who are settling down in Amsterdam after living abroad for many years.

My favourite part of the apartment – the handsome kitchen and the large pane of glass and steel panels that separate the different zones of the apartment.

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A Contemporary Home in Neutral Palette – by WCH Interior 王俊宏室内装修设计

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I’m not usually a big fan of interior that is too matchy-matchy in colours and material. But I’m really drawn to this contemporary apartment in Taiwan, a project by W.C.H Interior Design. The shades of beige and grey lend the space a very soft, calming and serene mood. Having a home like this, it will be such a bliss to come home to after hard day’s work.

P/S: Also spotted here –

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