Specifying a colour scheme for any project, whether a housing scheme, public sector building or commercial office is about much more than just aesthetics. As Kathryn Lloyd, Colour Specialist at Crown Paints, explains; a well-designed, considered colour scheme can be used as an effective wayfinding tool to allow people to navigate easily around the building and stay out of harm’s way.
Dutch Designer Dirk Vander Kooij is best known for his playful extrusions of reclaimed synthetics. Holding the attitude of craftsman/inventor, Dirk marries machine and hand in the fostering of honest material expression.
This 6000ft² residence, located in one of San Francisco’s most sought-after buildings, still had its late 1970s interior by Valerian Rybar. A total gut remodel was needed to transform it in a Neoclassical style, reflective of this beautiful Beaux Arts building. Architect Andrew Skurman reconfigured the floorplan beautifully to create a circular flow for living and entertaining.
Thinking about wallpaper, the first thing that comes to mind is the wallcovering in a living room or bedroom. However, it can have many other less common and more creative uses. With just a little imagination, you can give a new look to furniture or surfaces within minutes.
This Knightsbridge penthouse is a luxurious contemporary lateral living space on a prestigious square. The design was achieved through the refurbishment and integration of two separate Grade II Listed apartments for the personal use of a British property developer.