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A sophisticated project by Faye Toogood.

Designer Faye Toogood has renovated a victorian flat in London’s Mayfair neighborhood. She could create a “living” work of art as she was given the opportunity not just to decorate, but to conceive a complete project, totally consistent with her theatrical aesthetics. The result is a sophisticated, moody and stylized juxtaposition of Modernist and traditional furniture, country and urban references and a transporting use of color.

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Cute Boutique Hotel: HOTEL SAINT MARC, PARIS

Designed by DimoreStudio, the 26 rooms hotel is placed in a quiet street in the heart of the vibrant 2nd district. Its tranquillity and mostly the spa, incite to relaxation. The stylish decoration, with the mix between vintage and contemporary furniture, will definitely captivate you!

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Paris interior: JEAN CHRISTOPHE AUMAS’ PARIS APARTMENT

Housed in a 300 year old ex-convent with many original features intact, such as parquet floor, the apartment reflects the creative pulse of its owner, founder of Voici-Voila and creative director to the world’s elite fashion houses: it is sparkling, energetic, stylish, eclectic and decorated with vintage and iconic furniture.

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London Calling: the house of Jo et Graham Atkins-Hughes

Jo, a fashion stylist, and her husband Graham, an interiors and fashion photographer, live in a Victorian terraced house in East London that is a popular location for film and fashion shoots. They have restored classic elements of their celebrated old house and decorated it in dark, and furnished almost with vintage finds, making it pretty eclectic and stylish. “Rather than feeling dark and overwhelming, the deeper tones have a calming and relaxing effect” they say “and they work well with the colored accents of the furnishing”.

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Cool apartment in the trendy Mitte district in Berlin, refurbished by Architecture Studio Atheorem. The Studio restored the historical architectural features, such as doors, windows and parquet floors (except for the kitchen and bathroom that        have been re-designed and feature all modern elements) and decorated the apartment with vintage and contemporary furniture, with a minimalist look, creating a cool,refined and warm atmosphere.

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The new Milan apartment of Emiliano Salci and Britt Moran, Dimore Studio.

Sophisticated, dramatic, sweetly melancholic, contemporary and retro at the same time, chic as usual… The decor is a tribute to the Italian 30s, 40s and 50s, with French and Scandinavian influences.

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Cool Hotels: Les Bains, Paris

The iconic Les Bains is back: the celebrated clubhouse and hotel has been revamped by architects and designers such as Vincent Bastie, Tristan Auer and Denis Montel, including suites, bars, a private lounge, a club, guest rooms and the “Salle à Manger” restaurant, that is now characterized by neo-brasserie chic. The design is vibrant, eclectic, sophisticated and cool, suggesting a residential feel.

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LE ROY NIGHT CLUB in Helsinki, designed by Joanna Laajisto

Located in down town Helsinki, upstairs to Michel restaurant, (both owned by the same proprietor and designed by Laajisto), Le Roy Night Club was not designed as a classic dark nightclub, on the contrary it was supposed to look like an apartment, with a decor that fits the original 1892s-building, eclectic,sophisticated and cool, suggesting an authentic residential atmosphere.