Design: So-An Architecture

Isabelle Stanislas and Leiko Oshima are the design duo behind Paris-based architecture firm So-An Architecture. Their work, which can be found beyond the borders of France, is mostly modern with a few quirky twists. The firm creates dramatic dramatic spaces which are filled with rich products and neutral colours. So-An has completed incredible projects in architecture, interior design, retail spaces and events and have worked with companies including Cartier, Zadig and Voltaire and Novotel. Let’s have a look, shall we?

white loft

Rue du Mail

Rue le Notre

Rue le Notre

Place des États-Unis

Place des États-Unis

I love the marble-clad bathroom in the last space. Black matte fixtures are so in vogue!

Which of the above spaces are you most attracted to?

Photos courtesy of So-An Architecture.

Many thanks to Alessandro V. for sending this my way.

The Friday Five: Canadian Designer Series – Brian Gluckstein

Happy Canada Day!

In honour of today, Canada’s 144th birthday, I’m going to be doing something a little different with the Friday Five. In a series of five posts throughout the day, rather than in one single post, I will be featuring five fabulous Canadian designers. These  designers, and many many other talented Canadians, bring creativity, beauty, and good design to diverse spaces in Canada and abroad.

First up is the talented Brian Gluckstein.

Brian Gluckstein’s classic aesthetic caught my eye when I first “met” him on CityLine back when Marilyn Denis used to be the host. I am always impressed by his professionalism and style. He has been been named Canada’s favourite interior designer by the readers of House & Home which may not come as a surprise to many readers who know his work.

Forest Hill bathroom

Georgian Estate

Neoclassical home

Brian has a collection of homewares which are available at The Bay. Click here to see the full Gluckstein product line.



As if his interior design company and home collection isn’t keeping this guy busy enough – Brian’s blogging too – see what he’s up to here.

photos via Gluckstein Design Residential Portfolio & Gluckstein Home

Traditional Home + Lonny

Lonny paired up with Traditional Home this month to bring us TRADhome, one very amazing online magazine. Almost 350 pages worth of gorgeous photography and interior design ideas. Today I am featuring some of my favourite pieces and spaces from the magazine but you can read the full issue if you click here.

Couchoid Studio sofa, $1599

Townsend sectional, $3297, Room & Board

Isabella day bed with trundle, Ballard Designs

Sheesha pillow, $325, John Robshaw Textiles

Incanto lace large cake stand, $203, Vietri

driftwood coffee table, $3355

tulip chair, Baker

kitchen designed by Jeff Andrews

bath designed by Jeff Andrews

living room designed by Tom Delavan

bedroom designed by Sara Gilbane

den designed by Jamie Herzlinger

bathroom designed by Jamie Herzlinger

living room designed by Patrick Lonn

designed by Ron Marvin

designed by Jayne & Joan Michaels

Photos courtesy of TRADhome.

The Friday Five: Living Rooms

Leaving you with some gorgeous living rooms for the weekend. Which is your favourite?

One – via Greige

Two – via Greige

Three – via Desire to Inspire

Four – Enoki via Desire to Inspire

Five – via Greige

Have a wonderful weekend!

Decorating: The Nursery

I hope soon-to-be parents will draw inspiration for their nurseries from this lovely image.

The Baby Nursery: Keep it fresh and modern with white


Image courtesy of Full House via Table Tonic.

The Friday Five: Lenny Kravitz

Today’s Friday Five is dedicated to Villa Roxie, the former Miami home of the talented Lenny Kravitz. It’s so so so white and there are so many beautiful things to drool over.







I love the scalloped doorway, the circle-embroidered bedspread, and those crazy octupus hanging lamps in the living room. So fun!

Photos courtesy of Freshome.