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Friday, 23 April 2010

a world of interior: SB Architects

and the all important 'kerb appeal...' 
                                        via a few things from my life
Now, I hope you were sitting down for this blog post - when I first saw these images they nearly knocked my socks off... This extraordinary house was designed by the American firm
SB Architects, who describe the project as "high design with high sustainability" and you can certainly see why. 

I love the exploration of surface areas - cool slabs of concrete beside warm American walnut, alongside traditional stone clad chimneys and steel framed balconies. The two-toned tiled bathroom (eight images down) plays with illusion, creating a wider space. Notice the wallpaper on the ceiling? It's a pretty radical concept that F&B's colour consultant Joa Studholme first introduced to the UK market, earlier this year. How will the wallpaper fitters cope if this look takes off? I can't even begin to imagine how you would fit wallpaper to a ceiling...

These images are a good example of how hard the colour black works. Those clean, black lines pull this building together and you're hardly even aware that they're there. Colour consultants' Maria Killam and  Janice Lindsay, posted an interesting interview where they talk about this - and other colours, in greater detail.


  1. The wallpaper on the ceiling works wonders! I love it! I've thought about doing that in our bathroom but I'm not sure how practical that would be. I have visions of wallpaper falling off the ceiling after a few showers! LOL

  2. Oh, yes, I guess showers would propose a problem - all that steam! Hmmm, that'll be interesting. So, are you back in the UK, yet?


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