All posts tagged: House Tours

House Tour: An A-Frame House Obsession

A-frame vacation houses from the 1950’s to the 1970’s are making a strong comeback, especially with current owners upping their Instagram game. These deceptively simple structures resemble an equilateral triangle. The first floor has an open layout for all the typical living spaces. The roof covers the rafters and goes all the way to the ground forming the “A”. The second floor is comprised of horizontal collar beams creating a sleeping loft. What makes these A-frame houses magical are the minimalist aesthetics and the harmonization with the natural surroundings. We discovered the A-Frame Haus located in Utah recently on AirBnB and fell in love with this delightful vacation home. This cabin was built 30 years ago by the grandparents of the current owners. They spent a few years renovating this house and have now listed it as a vacation rental. There are three bedrooms and three bathrooms that comfortably fit 6 guests. It also has a panoramic view of Utah’s mountains for those seeking to escape from everyday stresses. The styling of this house is …

Inspiration: Airstream Makeovers

Airstream is an iconic American brand of luxury campers. The shape of an Airstream dates back to the 1930’s and was immensely popular in the 1970’s. It has been recently popular to see Airstream converted into permanent second homes in the country. In today’s post, I will share two amazing makeovers to inspire everyone to rethink the old Airstream’s potential. I first saw this video on this Airstream makeover in 2015 at House & Home website and was amazed by how this 210-feet trailer transformed into an enviable weekend getaway. The owners bought an old Airstream and gutted it down to the frame. After they proceeded to paint everything white and streamlined the decor in a modern aesthetic. They used this camper as a sleeping quarter and built a huge deck to house their outdoor living and entertaining space. There was even a shed that served as a guest bedroom. I did more research on this topic and found Auto Camp, a boutique hotel made of renovated 1960’s and 1970’s Airstreams by Hoffman Architecture. The …

Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2015: An interior designer’s takeaways

When my good friend and brilliant interior designer, Quan Dang from Quanism, came for a visit, I tasked him on finding key takeaways from his visit to the Kips Bay Decorator Show House. These are highlights from his visit to the showhouse and what it means for current design trends.  We ended up using most of the photos from the publishers that were invited to the preview.  It was very crowded when he went so most of the pictures were not as clear and nicely staged. Bennett Leifer Interiors This was a corridor between the kitchen and the back stairway that may be overlooked. Why not take the opportunity to glam it up and make it into a destination?  What is extraordinary about the space is the gold chinoiserie wall paper which gives the space the illusion of more volume due to the reflectivity of the gold background.  The light fixtures here are all in rock crystal, another unique point.  With an addition of a streamlined sofa, it becomes a welcoming nook.  Blue and gold is …