The Art of Mixing 101

This apartment in Beirut belongs to Nabil Dada…. What I love about this place is that it has that museum feels about it without being sterile!….Everything is so carefully curated. The furniture and art have obviously been collected over time and with a lot of thought… I can’t imagine the memories and stories that each piece carries with it!

I’m so in love with this place…. It is by far the closest place I have seen (on the net) to my personal taste and style!

I love the armchair above, the style is very MCM yet the fabric is very medieval? classic? I love the Taccia table lamp on the far end corner!

I like how those 2 sphinx are floating above this small reflective water feature…. everything feels very well thought of….

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Do you recognize that sofa? It’s Zaha Hadid (may she RIP) love that sofa … I kind of have mixed emotions about where it’s placed, though!…but it could just be the angle where the picture has been taken from?

Can you see the corner to the far right of the picture? Doesn’t it look cozy? I love that there are those little cozy corners around the apartment. I think that having those cozy corners helped to give the place a homier feel and sort of balanced it more!

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I guess he adds more dining chairs when needed … I can’t blame him for not wanting to cover that Ron Arad dining table with chairs, though…. its just so beautiful!

It is not easy to mix the old with the new, the oriental with the baroque with Egyptian sphinx! And yet Dada has mixed them all… He has mastered the art of mixing to a perfection…. Wish it was as easy as he made it look like!

I have seen more picture of this apartment in magazines but couldn’t really find many online… I will add another post about this place if I do come across more pictures 😉

Pictures via taken from their website 

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Laight Street Loft by DHD Architecture

I am in love with the white painted brick, the white beams, and the black floors…. I mean what a combination right?. A lot of people may see a black and white combination as cold and maybe a bit boring but I think that in this setting it makes perfect sense because it provides a blank canvas for art… It allows the art as well as the furnishings to breath and stands out…. Love it!

Via PLASTOLUX 

Let There Be Light!!!

Carola Vannini Architecture redesigned an apartment located close to the Colosseo area of Rome. I love so many things about this place but I especially love the lighting design. Look how the kitchen was designed as an isolated volume, separated from ceiling and floor, through continuing led lights… It sort of gave importance to the kitchen that it otherwise wouldn’t have gotten!!!

 Via DesignerPost