Ask a Designer: Philipp Plein on gold wall paint

Ask a Designer: Philipp Plein on gold wall paint

A prosperous vintner built this house more than a century ago. And it still looks much as it did back then — from the outside. “Welcome to my Swiss home. Please come in!” The present owner, Philipp Plein, has completely transformed the interior. “‘Times change,…

Interior design for an outdoor area – Mediterranean pool

Interior design for an outdoor area – Mediterranean pool

This house is a typical example of modern Maltese architechture which features clearly defined structures and a smooth bright exterior. The Edwards live here north east of Valetta with their daughter Isabel, who lent her name to the family home. Hello, welcome to my house….

Apartment-stores: A new take on interior design

Apartment-stores: A new take on interior design

Just imagine, friends invite you over and you can choose anything that takes your fancy in their apartment. That’s the basic idea of APTM – “a place to meet” – in Berlin. The main focus of US-born founder Chris Glass is good design, but he…

How IKEA revolutionized interior design

How IKEA revolutionized interior design

They’re bright, simple, affordable, with names like Billy or Karlstad. For six decades, products from Swedish furniture maker IKEA have been finding their way into people’s homes around the world. “IKEA’s success is due to its very simple, thought-out design language. The constructions are very…

Interior design: How to mix modern style and retro

Interior design: How to mix modern style and retro

It’s a part of Rome few tourists ever see: The “EUR” district is characterised by wide boulevards and grandiose buildings. “Colosseo Quadrato”, one of its best-known buildings, is currently the headquarters for luxury fashion label Fendi. Opposite this water tower a 1960s apartment block rises…