Art collector Jörg Johlen turned this old apartment in berlin to a Scandinavian style dream scape. I don’t know if this would technically be called Scandinavian but just the materials and color palette sure do reflect that. I admire people that can pull of minimal. I like design way to much to limit my thins to just a few. I am willing to bet if he is a art collector there is a stooge unit somewhere with some pretty wonderful thing in it.
I have always loved Oblica’s interpretation of the modern fireplace. I am sure we have all seen one of these designs as we bookmark and pin our favorite interior images. Our winter has been pretty mild but I can’t help to think that a wood burning stove would have to help with the heating bills.The GyroFocus has to be my favorite fireplace, there is just something about the causer shape, almost iconic.
This amazing eclectic mid century home designed in the 1940s by J. R. Davidson belongs to Trina Turk and Jonathan Skow. The interiors offer a nice mix of styles but mostly mid century. I personally would have loved to see more of the exteriors of the house. There are many styles represented, coming from different countries. The diversity of “modern” styles from other countries does not effect the flow and harmony of the interiors rather it works together nicely.
Modern on Shelter Island by Tamarkin Co., is a beautifully simple mid century styled home right on the beach. A faction home for its owners but I personally could set a permanent stay. I might take a guess as to why so much wood was used, maybe it helps the vacationers feel like they have gone to the great outdoors? Maybe it yeps them feel like it is nothing compared to what their permanent home is like.
Sandra Benhamou has a great sense of “mix” with the design and layout of her spaces. There is a beauty in the way objets from different time periods can move and flow together so well. This particular project, APPARTEMENT PARISIEN was one that caught my attention. Obviously there are some iconic pieces here but mix that with other styles and art and they just work. I very much favor that marble dinning table.
This A. Quincy Jones home was captured so well by Photographer Jake Stangel. What I like about this series of images, is the feeling. The lighting and the subject matter doesn’t scream “look I am mid century”. The rooms are warm and intimate and feel like they were capture in the moment. Don’t get me wrong I love a perfectly staged mid century house with everything in its place but these ad a human factor. I thank Jake for letting me share his images, check out the rest of his work as he has done some shoots for dwell.