Designer Spotlight Barrie Benson

I love to see a room with a mix of modern and traditional elements all from different periods, and that have a play on color and let me tell you that Charlotte based Barrie Benson is a master in the craft.

Today I’m showcasing Barrie Benson Interior Design‘s work, and let me tell you that browsing through her portfolio is a feast for the eyes as well as for the interior design stalker in us.

The way different textures, fabrics, colors, periods and styles are juxtaposed is pure perfection and speaks directly to me and made me a believer as soon as I saw the first image of her work.

All images are via Barrie Benson’s Residential portfolio here, and don’t forget that if you like it you can share it with your friends through our share on twitter and facebook links.


PH by Interiors by Steven G

Maybe you have never heard of Interiors by Steven G, and even if you have you should head over to his website and browse all of the portfolio section, they have some spectacular work.

Today I’m posting about a 3 story Penthouse in Las Olas, it’s a really contemporary apartment that has warm touches throughout that really appeal to me, and I hope they appeal to you too.

All images are via Interiors by Steven G’s website here, and you can follow the same link if you want to see more pictures of his gorgeous work!

Don’t forget that you can share this post if you like it though facebook, twitter, email, etc! I would love to know your if this apartment works for you.

Bristol Circle by Studio William Hefner

One of the things I enjoy the most is when I stumble upon an architect whose work I’ve been admiring but didn’t know it was theirs. This is exactly what happened with Studio William Hefner, I have been drooling over this dining room photo probably since I started using pinterest but couldn’t find the designer.

William Hefner Architecture Interiors & Landscape traditional dining room
You can see why I became a stalker: the wood floors, the blue velvet, the mouldings but specially the antique mirrored niche. Then one day I stumbled upon Studio William Hefner‘s Houzz profile and voila I got the long-awaited answer to who was responsible for this stunning room.
The only room perfectly done isn’t the dining room, you have to see the rest of the house, so I’m featuring a couple more pictures so that you can see how well executed throughout.
William Hefner Architecture Interiors & Landscape traditional entry
William Hefner Architecture Interiors & Landscape traditional family room
William Hefner Architecture Interiors & Landscape traditional bedroom
William Hefner Architecture Interiors & Landscape traditional bathroom
All images are via Studio William Hefner’s Houzz profile and you can see more pictures by heading over to the studio’s portfolio in their website.
I would love to know what you think!

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart’s rental

Hi my name is Anna Mae and I’m a twilight fan, not precisely a Twihard but definitely a fan, probably the only person who still hasn’t seen Breaking Dawn but that can be easily fixed.

So when I saw on Perez Hilton that Rob and Kristen were selling their house I had to learn more. I followed every link in my search for more and ended up in Mossler Properties website who have the listing. The property is really stunning it’s an almost half-acre compound in Selkirk Lane in L.A.’s Bel Air neighborhood, and it’s listed for nearly $6 million, the house isn’t actually Robert and Kristen’s they recently rented it.

And now for the pictures: I’m posting images of the interiors and the exteriors which are just as stunning, when going through the eye candy make sure to pay attention at the view from the different rooms.

I think the views are what make the house, they are its number one attribute, but hey maybe someone out there is willing to pay the price just because Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart rented it, who knows.

All images are via Mossler Properties website here, you can see more images also by following the link.



The new bunk bed

We can all forget about the old metal, boring and lack luster bunk bed we grew up with, it’s all about built-in bunk beds now; and let me tell if I was a child again I would be begging for one.

via pinterest

via pinterest

via Herlong Architects

My mind immediately goes back to the sleepovers I had with my school friends and how much fun would have been added to them just by having a built-in bunk bed like these.

Does your inner kid crave one?

Designer Spotlight – Nichole Loaicono

Everyone that reads ADORE MAGAZINE has fallen in love with Nichole Loiacono’s design for the PR Office in Manhattan that was featured in the oct/nov issue.

This is the office I’m talking about, and I must say I’m one of the people who fell in love at first sight with the space. The mix of bold and modern elements with classical is done so well; it has the perfect play with textures and don’t get me started on the color palette.I decided to go through her portfolio to see the rest of her designs and she has some beautiful work, below you will find some images of two of her other projects that made me an immediate follower of her work.

All images are via Nichole Loaicono’s website here, and by clicking on the images on the post they take you to see more beautiful pictures of each of the projects featured.

Have a nice day!

Designer Spotlight – John Maniscalco Architecture

Do I have a treat for you guys today! It’s a house by John Maniscalco Architecture and I must say that I’m completely in love with the architecture and the interiors. JMA was founded in 2000, and John Maniscalco is a Cornell graduate and he oversees all phases of design and construction for JMA.

Get ready for a photobomb!

First a picture of the front of the house, that has been so well designed that you just know it has beautiful interiors just by seeing it.

image via Contemporist

I’ll start the series of images of the interiors with the bedrooms, they are so peaceful and so perfectly executed that I’ll let the photos do all the talking.

Russian Hill modern bedroom
Russian Hill modern bedroom
Russian Hill modern bedroomTo continue, my second favorite element of the house the stairs which are so lightweight that they don’t compete with the space but are still such a statement.
Russian Hill modern staircase
Russian Hill modern staircaseAnd third but not least the bathroom, which to me is such an important part of a house that sometimes doesn’t get all the thought needed, and considering the amount of time we spend in it the space has to be as well designed as the rest of the spaces in our houses.
Russian Hill modern bathroom
Russian Hill modern bathroom
All the interior images are via John Maniscalco Architecture’s Houzz profile, which you can see here, and if you would like to see more images of the project you can go to JMA’s website here.
I would love to hear what you think of this house!