OFFICE SPACE: Inspiring Spaces For The Daily Grind

Home Office Built-ins

    To wrap up the work week, D has gathered a dozen office spaces that are sure to make the daily grind feel like far less of a slog. Here’s to finding inspiration in our everyday surrounds. Above – Office by Luigi Rosselli Architects and Lisa Droga. Photo by Justin Alexander & Edward Birch.     Concierge desk in aread ON

Berlin Apartment Fuses ’50s Classics with 21st C. Style

Emmanuel de Bayser Berlin Apartment

    French born, Berlin based fashion boutique owner Emmanuel de Bayser recently opened his home to Architectural Digest Spain, and D couldn’t resist sharing a little peek into the feature. Set in a historic 19th century building complete with 16 + foot ceilings, Bayser packed his newly acquired living space with icons of 1950sread ON

An Interior Renovation Turns Sculptural Work of Art

Francois Champsaur Paris Apartment

    Set within the Trocadéro neighborhood of Paris, with views of the Eiffel Tower and the Seine, lies François Champsaur’s recent interior triumph. The task, as laid out by the client, was a complete overhaul of a 5,382 square foot apartment that had not seen a renovation in 40 years. Champsaur balanced his client’s wishesread ON

A Traditional Normand Outbuilding Re-Imagined

Charles Zana House Normandy

    Nestled within the grounds of a larger property, this traditional Normand half timbered outbuilding recently received a modern-day update by Paris-based architect Charles Zana. A combination of antiques, modern classics and graphic contemporary elements create a space that is one part modern style, the other old-fashioned charm. Enjoy!             shopread ON

Ten Examples of Paint Used Beautifully

Painted Stairs

    They say paint is one of the easiest ways to give your home a new look on a budget. While the easy and budget portion of this statement is debatable, when it comes to home decor, paint can definitely work its fair share of magic. Shown here are ten examples of it doing just ON

MOLITOR: An Icon of Parisian Culture Reborn

Piscine Molitor

    An oasis in the 16th arrondissement, La Piscine Molitor burst onto the scene in all its art deco splendor in 1929, and for 60 years remained the most popular bathing spot in Paris. Inaugurated by Olympic swimmers Aileen Riggin Soule and Johnny Weissmuller (the man who would go on to play Tarzan onread ON

An Award Winning London Home by Dyer Grimes

Dryer Grimes Townhouse

    This enviable triplex in the Emperor’s Gate area of London recently scored The Sunday Times British Homes Awards win of best 2014 Interior Design. The renovation was led by the boutique London practice Dyer Grimes Architecture, working in collaboration with a young Swiss family to combine three flat levels into a cohesive newread ON