Archive for the ‘Bedrooms’ Category

La Maison Chic

January 21, 2010

French born Irish-based designer Laurent Billiet began his career as an executive working in BioMedical Research Ltd. in Galway.
“I wanted for nothing, I had the most wonderful life – but I wasn’t living. The week-ends had barely started when suddenly it was late Sunday afternoon, and I was packing my bag again for an early flight on Monday morning.” he tells The Irish Times.

His background had been in human resources and with an MBA in marketting, he was set to climb the corporate ladder. Instead, Billiet took a course in interior design and then accepted design work in his spare time in apartments in Paris.

Now based full time in Ireland, his company La Maison Chic, in Galway offers a complete interior design service down to every last detail.
He tells the newspaper he believes a home’s interior should last “About seven years, at least. If a customer is not happy or wants a change after three or four years, and they have taken my advice all the way through, then it is my fault. That’s my philosophy.”


Strathmore in Killiney, Dublin

January 18, 2010

This Irish home stands on 9.03 Acres of land and has for the past fifty years acted as the official residence for the Canadian Ambassador in Ireland. Designed by Alfred Gresham Jones in the 1860’s, it was extensively remodelled in the late 1940’s by Oliver Hill Arquitect.

I never realised that Dublin had such nice houses till about two years ago when I took a walk from Dalkey to Killiney.


CasaCor 2009: Best Bedrooms

December 10, 2009

Suite Hebe Camargo by João Armentano. From Casa Hotel

Earlier this year, the Casa Cor Group held three simultaneous events at the Jockey Club in Sao Paulo all at once: Casa Cor 2009, Casa Hotel and Casa Kids.

It is the biggest architectural and decor show in Latin America and the third biggest in the world holding 110 different design spaces and occupying 44,000 m2. This year’s theme is sustainability.

These are some of the bedroom sets from the show.

Suíte Amaury Jr from Casa Hotel

Architect Brunete Fraccaroli, used dark colours, glass, mirrors amd silk to creak a sophisticated bedroom.

Suíte Ricardo Almeida by Fred Benedetti and Fernanda Abs. From Casa Hotel

The bathroom is separated from the bedroom using narrow strips of wood. The room has oriental influeces in the bedding and the earthy tones gives it a natural feel.

Suíte Ana Hickmann by Neza Cesar. From Casa Hotel

Suíte Master - Apartamento by Oskar Mikail. From CasaCor 2009

Suíte do Motel from Casa Hotel.

Designers Alessandro Jordão e Kiko Sobrino took the cities, Paris and Amsterdam, as inspiration for this room.

Suíte da Lua-de-Mel from Casa Hotel.

Marco Antonio Stancati e Volmar Leal Stancati designed this room as a honey moon suite.

Suíte Studio by Moema Wertheimer and Marcia Bueno Netto. From Casa Hotel.

Suíte do Casal - Casa from CasaCor 2009.

In this project, Mauricio Nobrega brings rustic and modern together in one space.

I like the use of bamboo on the wall. (But that may just be because I think bamboo is the most wonderfully versatile material ever.)

From CasaCor