This feel of this place reminds me of a home in Southern California I lived in for a time when I was young. It has the same leafy plants scattered around, the mix of finished and rough materials, drawers and cupboards that stick when it gets too humid, and a floor worn from bare and sandy feet. The windows stayed open, and the fans on day and night. Our dog’s favorite place was either under the table with her chin on your foot, or on the patio in the shade of the banana tree.
Based in Rotterdam and founded in 2010, ARRé Design Agency specializes in contemporary furniture and home accessories. I really like the nearly industrial style of their designs. Interestingly, some of the interlocking components are reversible allowing you a little design freedom of your own.
Made in Italy and sold by various retailers the Orbit Arm Chair can give you a sleek look for a pretty reasonable price (currently $129.00 USD via CB2). It may not be the absolute highest quality, and I’m not in love with the way the seat sits on and attaches to the base, but for the price you can’t be overly picky on some of the details. I have specified these chairs in several interiors and we also have one in our home. With three small but energetic young girls running the show, our home can be a rigorous testing ground for any chair. So far, the Orbit has withstood the abuse.
Located in Copenhagen, this apartment belongs Anne Louise Breiner of BaLlab. There is a lot to love, like how she took a relatively small space and turned it into an open, comfortable home for her family. Probably because I have a bit of an obsession with chairs, and it’s also reminiscent of our home, I especially love the variety of seating (although she has a bit more invested in her collection). She also does a great job sprinkling in her secondhand finds, without going overboard on vintage.
I really love the custom build furniture coming from Monya Eastman via her company Stokperd. Her presentation and photography is also just as beautiful. Browsing through her portfolio, her work is obviously designed and built not only to improve real life but also withstand it (a quality not always synonymous with “good design,” even though it should be). Click below to see more of her amazing work, and of course pay her website a visit and see the rest.
A great place to find vintage inspiration (and fantastic photography) Old Brand New, posted this series of a home in Santa Monica a little while ago. I love everything about this place, and the feel of the photography only adds to the perfection. Click below to see more photos, and definitely head over to Old Brand New.