Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Weekly Finds № 40

This week's discoveries and links, starting with: 

01 Apartment F: Located in Bordeaux, this beautiful interior project was recently completed by architect Antonio Rico. The first space certainly creates quite an impression—one of grandeur, lightness and spaciousness. And as one moves through the home, we see a combination of minimalism and modernity with ornate details. Of all of the spaces, I believe the kitchen is quite unusual and beautiful, don't you agree?

*** An update *** 

From the architect himself, some wonderful details about the project:

"The design and rehabilitation of this interior has been a big and beautifull challenge. This takes place on the 1rst and 2nd floor of an XVIII century historical building in Bordeaux. All moldings, decorative wood pannels, floors, the main cristal lustre, etc are original and have been restaured very carefully. The decorations of the main living room have been designed by the french architect Victor Louis in arround 1760... My intervention has been total: structures, technic, restaurations, stairs, kitchen, bathrooms and decoration.. respecting the essential dialogue between historic and contemporary architecture, offering the must and highest level in this 200m² appartement." 
















02 My dear friend Monika, of Splendid Willow, shared a selection of wonderful rooms, with great personalities
03 Ada, of Classiq, shared a classic Natalie Wood film to watch
04 Behance featured some interesting and uniquely designed concrete business cards
05 I'm dreaming of this Yoana Baraschi's sheer silk frock
06 Cecilia, of Desde my Ventana, shared some lovely Springtime floral inspiration
07 On {this is glamorous}, one of the greatest love stores written by Joey *sigh*
08 A fabulous loft that's just cheeky enough

Images: Behance, by Audrey Teichmann + Antonio Rico | Project by Antonio Rico

25 comments:

  1. I love love that kitchen - the whole package... the decorative walls, the Louis chairs (both Kartell and antique), the chaise, the tall windows and the modern sleek kitchen and pendant lighting. I love that mix.
    Your post on This is glamorous, featuring Liz is gorgeous. I just adore Elizabeth Taylor and her love and passion for Richard Burton is legendary. Who hasn't saved some of those images as inspiration - just beautiful.
    Yes that sheer lacey frock is perfect for a night out! Hope you're having a great week:) x

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    1. Such a beautiful mix indeed!

      Also, it was actually Joey who wrote the love story on {this is glamorous} with editing and images by Roséline. Joey's column is so wonderful, not to mention fascinating :) I look forward to what she will be sharing next with us, xx

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    2. OOps, Oh yes, you're right! That's why blogging with a 3 year old is very distracting! x

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    3. No problem, that was my error, I was not very clear :) x

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  2. stunning, and... in my neck of the woods

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  3. Stunning Sarah! Love the kitchen..............how could you not? XO

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  4. Wow, what stunning interior! I love your Weekly Finds :)

    Kate {Something Fabulous}
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  5. Gosh all you need is a fantastical light fixture and you're set! Add in some parisian molding and I DIE! Incredible finds as always Sarah...love this series!

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  6. This is a big favorite find of yours. I'm not certain I would have used this space in the same way, but maybe I'm a bit older and it needed a younger feeling. And, The LizTaylor/RichardBurton love story at Roseline's was breathtaking and so beautifully done. xx's

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  7. So stylish and gorgeous, love the lightness throughout.

    Hope your week is beautiful,
    xoxo

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  8. Love the windows and high ceilings...This is a very nice apartment indeed!!!
    http://invitationtoinspiration.blogspot.com/

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  9. So beautiful, Sarah. I love the living room panelling and molding. The entire home is just perfection.
    Happy Wednesday.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  10. When I see a beautiful floor, I'm sold. And those lacquered floors are gorgeous! Other things that caught my eye: those framed black and white photos in the bathroom, the first one seems like a shot of a Japanese woman in a kimono-I find that incredibly beautiful; plus the large mirror in the bedroom, I love mirrors propped against the wall. xo
    Ada
    PS: Thank you for the link, Sarah! Such a lovely surprise! :)

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    1. You have such an eye for the details :) And I completely agree about the propped mirror—a must! x

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  11. Thank you sweet Sarah, I'm feeling better today. This is a gorgeous space and I love specially the light in the rooms

    Big hugs

    Cecilia

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  12. That house is simply amazing, it's such an interesting design. Is that kitchen for real?!!

    Lovely links as always. That particular love story post was so beautiful.

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    1. I nearly had to ask myself the same—so beautifully done! x

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  13. Wow...what a gorgeous home and the kitchen is fabulous!! Is there anything more wonderful than the light brought in by floor to ceiling windows?!

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  14. Dear ladies,

    Thank you all for your kind & nice comments. For a bit more information, here are some details on this project, completed between 2010-2011 :
    The design and rehabilitation of this interior has been a big and beautifull challenge. This takes place on the 1rst and 2nd floor of an XVIII century historical building in Bordeaux.
    All moldings, decorative wood pannels, floors, the main cristal lustre, etc are original and have been restaured very carefully.
    The decorations of the main livingroom have been designed by the french architect Victor Louis in arround 1760.. My intervention has been total: structures, technic, restaurations, stairs, kitchen, bathrooms and decoration.. respecting the essential dialogue between historic and contemporary architecture, offering the must and highest level in this 200m² appartement.

    Sincerly yours,
    Antonio Rico


    http://www.behance.net/antoniorico

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    1. Hello Antonio! I was so happy to feature your beautiful work. Your talent is rare, and the results are so well curated and designed—the impression is unforgettable.

      Kindest regards,
      Sarah

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  15. Freakin' gorgeous! Love. love. love.

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  16. so beautifully done. The architect's comments make you appreciate the work even more as so much had to be done; I am impressed with how the shell and structure looks as though nothing has changed (even though it was extensively renovated) and more that the new owners just moved life into the space adding just enough eclectic mix to appreciate the historical value...

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  17. omg stunning spaces, magic... have a fabulous weekend, darling!

    caroline @ patagonia gifts and jewelry

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