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An Urban Escape: The Jardins in the heart of São Paolo

Designed around a small lot, CR2 Arquitetura transformed a structure with no architectural value in São Paolo into a green oasis fit for a family: The Jardins House. Back in 2012, a local family was looking to upgrade. Hoping to stay in the area but dreaming of moving away from apartment living and into a house, their luck changed when they came across a small plot of land housing only an industrial kitchen. After approaching CR2 Arquitetura, their dream of…

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Modern living in Antwerp

How an empty penthouse apartment became a Minimalist haven… Presented with a completely blank canvas, an entrepreneur couple’s penthouse in the Westkaai Towers in Antwerp became a bright, modern haven. Situated at the top of the David Chipperfield-designed building on the waterfront neighbourhood of Eilandje, the owners were looking for something different from the original plans drawn up by the developer. And so, the 220 square metre penthouse became the ultimate clean slate with which Belgian architect Hans Verstuyft could truly…

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Zen spirit: wandering off to dreamy places

We stay at home, but wander off to better places like for example to the lovely interior of CasaCook in Chania. The sleek design with an ethnic and earthly influences make this place a source of inspiration. The CasaCook resort is a beautiful interpretation of ‘laid-back luxury’. Raw concrete, warm yet muted hues and strong textures are the protagonists of this play. A brutalist aesthetic that offers a welcome home to the savvy traveller.   Zen spirit at home The…

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COLOUR PSYCHOLOGY: USING GREEN IN YOUR INTERIOR

Did you know green is the colour of life, renewal, nature and energy? Did you know it’s understood to be the most restful and relaxing colour for the human eye to view? No wonder that it’s a favourite choice in interior design. Aside from its psychology and its connection to the outdoors, it’s a great colour to pair with other tones like greys and beiges. Well, as it so happens, we have quite some interior items, deco and outdoor furniture in……

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SMALL LIVING: OUR 6 INTERIOR DESIGN SECRETS TO ENHANCE YOUR SPACE

Modern neutrals meet feminine chic in Katrien Coppieters’ small but sleek city apartment. Our inhouse interior architect knows a thing or two about living small and how to make the most out of a tiny space. Curious about her secrets to live and design by? Read on and get inspired. A must-have: the practical coffee table But here’s a note: practical ≠ bulky. Get a sleek table with enough room for tidy storage. Think about books and magazines, remote controls,…

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