Our Design Edit

Unique Designs 2020


Jan 2, 2021

It is THE last day of 2020 and we’re looking back to some of our most favorite & unique designs. There has been so much creative input this year; lots of time was spent on perusing the web for inspiration as some of our larger projects have been delayed to allow for more detailed planning and others are just getting into full gear again. Lots of exciting projects to come in 2021. We have paused and reflect back on some of our favorite designs.


Warm & Eclectic

One of our favorite living rooms this year was created by the Australian design force Les Interieurs as featured in EST Living Magazine. The project is a lesson in warmth, tranquillity and curating eclectic, one-of-a-kind pieces. A neutral color palette and juxtaposition of modern and collected pieces creates a sophisticated look that is classic, timeless and yet livable – for singles and families alike.

Also featured one of our favorite lights by FLOS: the small Taccia Table Lamp, designed by the Castiglioni brothers in 1962.

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Danish Modern

We LOVE spaces that utilize modern furniture in historic homes and office spaces; one reason why we started specifying GUBI so often. This living room, designed by Travis Walton Architecture, uses minimalistic detailing to provide greater breathing space, mediating the character of the old with the restraint of the new – couldn’t put it any better. Featuring another FLOS lamp: Noctambule – I am actually obsessed with this one.


Metal Cladding

I clearly have an affinity for Parisian interiors; honestly, most everything “Paris” is a winning case for me. Especially French modernism is totally on trend these days and it’s here to stay for sure. In this kitchen, I love the combination of the cladded cabinetry, counters, and white plumbing fixtures – superb.

Design by Pieced Interieur


Neutral Palette

This space is about way more than the neutral palette but it’s definitely an overall design scheme that we have been adopting quite a bit. Neutral with lots of organic shapes (see lighting fixture), warm wood tones, marble, and a white back-drop. Also recommended is incorporating vintage furniture of course and steel doors: a must-have in our eyes.

Design by Helene Van Marcke

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Casual Elegance

Yet another interior with a wonderful white backdrop and lots of natural and organic furniture and decor pieces. This waterfront home in Watermill was designed by Marie-Christine McNally. She creates interiors that are clean, contemporary and filled with vintage finds .The vintage chairs are by Børge Mogensen.


Marble, Marble, …

Kitchens are our favorite area to design in any home. And we L O V E a good marble island! Yes, it will patina and if you’re not ok with that, it’s just not for you. BUT, you will never get a man-made material like quartz to properly replicate a stone from the earth.

We love it for its timeless appeal and the character it adds to any installation as well as the creative freedom it allows us in shaping.


Try Different …

and you shall be rewarded :)

That might be different shapes, proportions, colors, and materials, or all of the above.

Example shows a powder room in a pied-à-terre in Paris designed by Juan Montaya

We reflect back on some of the most inspiring interior design we encountered in 2020. From LA to Paris, these are home designs that break the mold and stand out with unique design choices.