Humbert & Poyet have a diverse portfolio working on restaurant, business and private residences. I was more interested in the private interiors as they had more of a modern aesthetic. All of their interiors have a clean approach with an exactness in the design. I was also drawn to some of the vintage pieces found through their projects, they always ad a different dimension as vintage pieces have a an older “face”.
This old mansion turned apartment is sporting a fairly eclectic approach when it comes to its interiors. This is only the lower part of mansion but I am very drawn to all of the old architecture. Typically crown molding really doesn’t do much for me but when it is kept monochromatic it make a subtle statement. There are also some nice mid century pieces at play.
Guest Post by Yoriko Thomas
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Lately I can’t get enough of mid century homes for sale. This mid century in Grand Rapids was designed by the nationally renowned architect H.H. Cole in 1961 for the Merkel family. The box design is different than the post and beam I like but I would certainly live here in a heart beat. The star case is pretty amazing as the first thing you see when entering the house. All of the mahogany in the house is warm and inviting.
There is a feel of “old world” in some of the work from Raboni Architetti. I find it interesting that a renaissance painting would fit into a a modern interior paired with some modern decor. These interiors have a warmth that you can almost feel. I think someone is a fan of the Thonet chair?
When it comes to modern renovations or additions Brian O’Tuama Architects has a fantastic body of work. I know I may sound like a broken record here but I am drawn to these residential projects where older architecture is updated. Updated in a way where both the old and new work together. Most of Brian O’Tuama Architects residential works shows this. Make sure to look at the floors.