When designer Florence Deau began remodeling a 1950s beachside pied-à-terre in Royan, France, she sought to evoke the space's midcentury roots while also giving it a contemporary flair. The resulting space is both eye-catching and welcoming, full of furniture Deau made herself as well as vintage flea market finds.
With the help of architect Sarah Zames, Brian Crano and David Craig were able to transform two adjacent apartments in an uninspiring Brooklyn building into a spacious and homey single space.
Sumptuous Art Nouveau features coexist with more modern touches like an Eero Saarinen table and Tolomeo lamp by Michele de Lucchi in this renovated Barcelona apartment constructed in 1910.
In Boston, architect Ruth Walker gave a dark, featureless apartment a sophisticated modern makeover, one that is echoed by the surrounding furnishings, which include a B&B Italia Charles sofa and Piccola Papilio chairs.
Architect Clare Cousins crafted a space-efficient, cost-effective plan for a family that wanted to stay in downtown Melbourne, Australia, instead of packing up for the suburbs. "Micro" bedrooms with sliding doors reminiscent of Japanese Shoji screens are sectioned off with plywood joinery, allowing the 800-square-foot space to stay functional.
Architect Roy David gave this apartment in Tel Aviv several personal touches, including a custom hickory media unit and kitchen island.