This design-led monochrome work room is in the home of Italian-born, Madrid-based architect, Teresa Sapey. Her apartment is situated opposite the entrance to Buen Retiro Park – one of the largest in the city – and occupying the top floor, views must be stunning. The trees change form and colour throughout the year – and light them hits in different ways – so the vista is an ever changing experience.
This space, as with the whole house, has design classic furniture such as the Panton chairs dotted throughout – along with some fabulous art; some of it the designer’s own, and many inherited family pieces. It’s actually filled with many objects numerically, but doesn’t look cluttered in any way. That requires real skill and an eye for detail… but Teresa doesn’t consider it an interior design project – more an ever-evolving life project!
You can see further photographs of the rest of her lovely home here.
- Glo-Ball floor lamp by Jasper Morrison for Flos
- Vondom Adan planter – white, small
- Clear acrylic book stand by Taschen
- Fornasetti Buongiorno/Buonanotte vase
- Vitra Panton chairs
- Superstudio Abs Ballon Abs armchair, black
- Superstudio Sillón Ballon Abs armchair, white
- Charles & Ray Eames La Chaise
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In this week’s Get their look, we’re featuring this funky tropical lounge belonging to US-based designer, Rory Rockmore. This isn’t the kind of look that would look too authentic here in Todmorden, but we love it all the same!
This idea is easy to achieve – lots of bright colour, a flash of neon, a tangle of tropical house plants, a vase of blousy blooms, a pile of bold animal print cushions and the odd pink flamingo or two!
- Personalised handwriting neon light sign
- Pink flamingo statuette
- Sansevieria trifasciata var laurentii (mother-in-law’s tongue)
- Banana leaf cushion
- Ophelia coffee table
- KLIPPAN sofa with Flackery green cover
- Braided jute natural contemporary area rug
I’ve discovered my new all-time favourite modular sofa in this tangerine dream space located in East London. Camaleonda is huge, voluptuous and inviting. The fact that it’s bright orange only adds to its appeal to me.
I also love the large, glass-topped coffee table which appears to double up as useful storage. I couldn’t discover anything about the maker, but Habitat does something that would work similarly. Do you know the designer or manufacturer? Also, can you identify the white, cone-shaped item next to the sofa? Is it a lamp? A water fountain? An ashtray? I’m stumped!
- Flos 265 wall light by Paolo Rizzatto
- ‘Camaleonda’ modular sofas by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia
- Flos May Day universal lamp by Konstantin Grcic
- Blyth storage side table
- Pietra Serena sandstone flooring
This chilled garden belongs to BBC radio and TV presenter, Jo Whiley. You’d expect something this relaxed and comfortable from the Glastonbury Festival veteran.
It’s a perfect candidate for Through the Keyhole – there are so many clues. Bales of hay for that Worthy Farm vibe? Check! Superstar DJ disco ball? Check! Fire bowl for sitting around playing or listening to music and toasting marshmallows? Check, check, check!
Strings of outdoor festoon lights and lanterns complete the easygoing ambience and, according to a recent article in House Beautiful, they’re very on-trend for this summer.
- 20 warm white LED connectible festoon lights
- 300mm silver disco mirror ball
- Hot lips cushion
- Black cage battery wax candle lantern, 20cm
- Outdoor battery flickering candle lantern
- Barley straw bale
- Metal double sun lounger
- Original recycled Kadai Fire Bowl®
We’ve probably said it before on here, children’s spaces need not be devoid of good design and décor; they can be quite discerning individuals too! A case in point is the boy’s bedroom as shown above. Harry’s room is decorated thoughtfully and tastefully in red, navy and grey. It’s furnished with design classics such as a red Anglepoise desk lamp and John Moncrieff’s balloon lights. A young person’s room that they won’t grow out of in a hurry!
- Seletti Suburbia wall storage solution by Design Note Studio
- Memory Balloon ceiling lights by John Moncrieff
- Lorna Syson Warwick ‘Red Sky’ fabric
- Casadeco Jules et Julie wallpaper
- Badger cushion, red
- Anglepoise Type 75 mini desk lamp – Signal Red
- Wooden train personalised with a name
- Phineas desk