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A colourful pop-up at Bergdorf Goodman

British interior designer Kit Kemp created a colourful pop-up at Bergdorf Goodman.  A beautiful light-filled loft space on the seventh floor of Bergdorf Goodman was transformed into a whimsical space with the designer’s creations and collaborations.

The ‘Mythical Land’ wallpaper found throughout the space is a collaboration with Andrew Martin.

The fabric covering the cushions, furniture, and curtains in the space are from collaborations with Christopher Farr and Chelsea Textiles.

The rugs throughout the space come from Wilton Carpet’s Kit Kemp Collection.

Kemp uses colour in the three different spaces, changing from pastels to stronger bold tones. She is known for mixing prints and colours and in this space she does so seamlessly, creating a cohesive space that is appealing to the eye.

According to Vogue Living, she added one off pieces in the space that once sold will be replaced with something new.

Kemp is known for her work in boutique hotels and this space is indicative of her work with various artists who create stunning painted furniture (Melissa White), multi-media mobile (Daniel Reynolds), embroidered and applique pieces (Kumi and Pippa Caley), artworks (Jo Waterhouse) and (Ruby Keane), and framed decorative plates (Robina Jack).

Kemp is certainly one to add a touch of witty and whimsical to her designs, making her style iconic. See images from the colour-filled pop up below.

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A Fairytale Swim Club in Shanghai

A Shanghai based architectural design firm, x-living has created a dream like space for parents, children and infants. The fairytale swim club in Shanghai is not only an interior designers dream, it is the ideal play space for parents and children alike.

The amount of detail taken to create this pastel paradise is exceptional. The reception desk is made to look like a boat in water leading into the next space. The reception space leads into a shoe-changing room that focuses on pops of bold pattern in a pastel pink room.

The next space is a stunning reading room, which features round lampshades that are also featured throughout the club. According to designboom, “the round lampshades are meant to be sprays of water splashing in the sky.”

The round lampshades are also present in the swimming area, with the blue water contrasting with the pink pastel walls and bold black and white patterns throughout.

The innovative design firm, x-living has thought of everything when it comes to both design and convenience for parents, from the window between the pool and the parents area so parents can keep a watchful eye, to the stunning restaurant with a playful ‘pastel egg palace’ surrounded by tables for the parents to relax while watching their children play.

Mirrors are used throughout, included in the hallways, creating a playful and maze-like space.

There is a wonderful play on space, shapes, pattern and colour in this fairytale swim club in Shanghai. Take a look for yourself below and dive into this well crafted and curated space.

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Modern Dune-like Golf Clubhouse in Jordan

The design of this modern dune-like golf clubhouse in Jordan by Oppenheim Architecture blends right into the surrounding area. The clubhouse sits on a leisure development that includes an 18 hole golf course designed by Greg Norman and will house commercial space, as well as residential apartments, and a hotel.

The clubhouse itself will include luxuries such as a spa, retail space, dinning, shopping, and a golf analysis area. The stunning design is composed of a concrete shell that has been sprayed on to suit the undulating curves of the building.

According to designboom, “the construction of the project is the result of a knowledge exchange program between the european office of oppenheim architecture and local workforce.”

This would be the perfect place to send your dad to relax. I am sure he could imagine himself sitting back after a round of golf and admiring the architecture and workmanship put into the build.

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Inside the Hamptons home of Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Furness

In honour of Father’s Day, we are taking a look at one of the impressive homes of celebrity dad Hugh Jackman and his partner Deborra-lee Furness. Together they have had quite the property portfolio from Melbourne to New York and Bondi to the Hamptons. We are taking a look inside their Hamptons home which has taken years to perfect.

According to Vogue Living the perfectionist couple has taken over four years to perfect the house. Jackman, Furness and their kids Oscar and Ava moved into the homes guesthouse, a 435 square metre wooden cabin, while it remained in design phase during that long stretch. The guest house has been restored and painted black, with the main house being done in white. As stated in Vogue, “I love opposites — I’m very into black and white,” says Furness.

The home is off the beaten track and incorporates natural materials, mainly wood. Deborra-lee Furness worked closely with Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects to design and create various aspects of the house, including the custom platform bed with integrated lighting, indoor-outdoor shower, and the bespoke vanity.

Let’s take a look inside the stunning architecture of this modern minimalist home.

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