old and new in barcelona

Loving the stark backdrop for this gorgeous collection of antiques. It doesn’t hurt that the apartment is in the beautiful city of Barcelona. Mixed in are the contemporary pieces which compliment (but don’t deter) from the collection: the white Barcelona chairs, the sleek dining table with its black chairs, the white coffee table, among a few … Continue reading

sydney dream

Hello readers! Today we’re celebrating two beautiful things. Firstly, The Adamant Chic’s 100th post! Thank you for reading and sharing. May we have many more 100’s come our way :) The second beautiful thing for today is this gorgeous home. Katon Redgen Mathieson from Sydney, Australia  do a stellar job in remodeling and refurbishing this … Continue reading

casually captured

This is what I want to see in interior photography. Inga Powilleit captures people in their spaces in a relaxed and authentic way. The shots might be carefully styled and manicured, (we will never know!) but the spaces feel lived-in and real. We appreciate the way the space is used, and we get a good … Continue reading

johanna burke in brooklyn

Hello all! It’s been a fabulous computer-free month but we’re very happy to be back with lovely inspirations for the much-awaited 2012. We’re assuming the Mayans were right, so every day counts this year! May you all find love and happiness, health and hope, family and friends. Johanna Burke has lived in New York City … Continue reading

south african bliss

This is what a real getaway looks like people. In their own words: “Babylonstoren is a Cape Dutch farm with vineyards and orchards surrounded by the dramatic mountains of the Drakenstein Valley. It has an exceptionally well–preserved werf dating from 1690. A fruit and vegetable garden of botanical diversity supplies a remarkable restaurant. Guests staying at an exclusive … Continue reading

brooklyn beauty

You know when you find an image you absolutely love, but the scary and vast digital abyss of the internet won’t allow you to find where the hell it came from? Well today I found the source of one of my favorite bedrooms, which I think I’ve posted here before. And I’m delighted to inform … Continue reading

bolshoi theatre reopens!!

The enormous renovation and restoration of Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre is finally done, and after six years the theatre will finally reopen, tonight!! The massive project sought to bring the theatre back to its glorious days of the czars, i.e.  foundation reinforced, stages rebuilt, acoustics recovered and every inch of the gold leaf replaced. Catherine the Great had … Continue reading

acido dorado adorns the desert

Who doesn’t like gold? I was mesmerized by this house in Joshua Tree National Park, by architect Robert Stone. Everything is dipped in gold inside and outside this trippy abode. Eeeeverything. 3 different tones of gold automotive paint, to be exact. Stone built this house (and it’s black counterpart “Rosa Muerta”–must see!) for desert enthusiasts … Continue reading

color: white vol II

Never enough shades of white! This beautiful restoration by Rosy Strazzeri-Fridman avoids the “modern” stark look of white and embraces the warm, the elegant and the timeless. Taking advantage of various shades of white in one room helps bring depth and chic-ness to these spaces. My favorite element: the wall of china :)     … Continue reading

fall wish list from Mikael Beckman

I want everything in these rooms by stylist Mikael Beckman, especially that couch. That’s all :)