Creative home space

Elegant interiors and rental apartments

Can elegant interiors and rental apartments coexist? Contributing real living stylist Kirsten Bookallil proves it’s possible. People know about her for her great styling aesthetic which doesn’t forgo comfort or function. It follows, then, that the apartment where she lives, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, is at once a functional family home while retaining Kirsten’s refined decorating sensibilities.

Living stylist and housing furniture

Living stylist and housing furniture

“We love the hacienda style of the building, and internally, it’s like a house but has the character of an apartment,” says Kirsten, who rents the space with her partner Nik and daughters Stella and Bronte. The spacious home features charming quirks such as pretty Laura Ashley wallpaper papered over a bathroom wall, low-lying windowsills, elegant tables and chairs with colorful sofas and several tiny rooms – perfect for extra storage.

Stylish magic and Transform spaces in the house

Painted throughout in Dulux “Whisper White”, the apartment’s neutral palette and clean lines prove an ideal canvas upon which to weave some stylish magic. Although restricted in making major changes, Kirsten has employed a few tricks to transform the space into her home. Clusters of photographs and paintings lean on shelves above the fireplace in the living room, which avoids the need to make unnecessary nail holes in the walls; set it up with sofas and recliners. Many of them are by Kirsten’s uncle, acclaimed South African artist William Kentridge, which brings a highly personal touch to the space. “Artwork to us is emotive rather than just there for the aesthetic; they’re gifts from friends and family,” Kirsten says.

Sylist building interior

Sylist building interior

But it’s the home office/dining room that proves the piece de resistance. It successfully shows that one room can be used for two different activities. For example,  Kirsten bought several best recliners after referring recliner reviews from the online site like Cuddly Home Advisors , which can be used as working chairs, or for doing excercise, for relaxing purpose, or even sleeping.  Large, work-oriented moodboards easily morph into wall art when the room is used for dining, and the desk doubles as the dining table that it is!

Bank building

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Antiquated offices

Cried all the way to the bank building. What Maisel got is a soaring lobby and five levels of antiquated offices with room numbers still gold-leafed on the frosted-glass inserts of heavy oak doors–609, for instance, is the master bedroom. He uses the top floor as living quarters and the ground floor as an office. At 36,000 square feet, though, the place is so big that he’s able to devote the second and third floors to galleries, where he displays the large color prints sold directly to collectors, and the fourth and fifth to workshops, where he either stores tools or exhibits art or, in a variety of ingenious ways, does both at once.


Among his artistic soul mates is Louise Nevelson, who turned urban detritus into some of the 20th century’s most compelling sculpture. But while Nevelson covered her surfaces in paint to create unified compositions, Maisel tends to keep raw materials, from screwdrivers to plastic eyeballs, exactly as he found them.

Another kindred spirit is Charles Eames, whom Maisel knew–and whose Los Angeles studio was the kind of tinker’s wonderland that Maisel has emulated on the Bowery. Eames, of course, was a modernist. Maisel insists he’s a modernist, too, at heart. “I always aim for Bauhaus,” he says. “But I end up with Salvation Army. I just have no restraint.” Perhaps he’s simply asserting his right to be different. He recalls his mother’s favorite admonition: “When you grow up and have your own house, you’ll do it your way.”

Sixth-floor family quarters

With some steps to make paintings for decoration in your room, I am sure that it will be suitable with every room in your house because you can pain it with your favorite colors. Your house will be brighter when you use these paintings to décor.

 Preparation materials to make a decorative painting:

– Large cardboard boxes

– Acrylic paint with many colors

– Foam brush

– Tools: Scissors, Glue Guns

Makita impact driver and screws

How to make decorative paintings as follows:

Step 1:

– First of all, you cut cardboard boxes into many square triangles with various large and small sizes.

Step 2:

French furniture brand Gautier

French furniture brand Gautier is proudly different from its competition in the growing UK home furnishings sector. Gautier is famous for recliners, sleeper sofas, and luxurious table sets. For over 50 years the family –owned business has designed and manufactured unique and stylish contemporary furniture ranges for their discerning customers around the world. And almost uniquely within the furniture market, Gautier continues to design and manufacture in France, at its triple ISO-accredited factories in The Vendee. It is this commitment to stylish French living that gives Gautier’s stunning products the unique look and feel that consumers find so appealing.
In the UK, the brand has exciting plans for expansion. At the centre of these plans is the rollout of its highly successful franchise store concept, which has already grown to 100 Gautier shops globally since its launch in 2005. There is a beautiful flagship store established in London and additional targeted locations have been pinpointed throughout the UK. All will showcase the signature furniture collections, which offer modular solutions for childrens’ bedrooms, adult bedrooms, living and dining rooms. With a comprehensive UK marketing plan and soon-to-be-launched new cutting edge UK website, Gautier offer all the tools required in order for its growing network of franchisees to enjoy commercial success.
French furniture

French furniture

Limitation of current living space

MOVE TO THE COUNTRY was on the cards for Anouk Kapiteyn and her husband Gert-Jan when their home in the centre of town was proving too small for their growing family. “We wanted the children [Sem, 8, Floris, 5 and Mack, 1] to be able to play in the street without the busyness of a town around them,” Anouk says.

Too small house for a growing family, think about some changes?

Too small house for a growing family, think about some changes?

It took four years of househunting for the couple to find something they liked, but the disused block of land with only a shed on it wasn’t quite the dream home they had envisioned.

A new plan for a comfortable house appears