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Two Adjacent Flats Merge into Modern Apartment in Hampstead

XUL Architecture worked through a number of design plans for this North London project before landing on relocating the staircase to the center of the space underneath a chimney. The homeowners relocated to London from Brussels and immediately hired XUL to renovate the property by joining two adjacent duplex flats to create one larger apartment while improving the circulation throughout. Located on the third floor of a Victorian conversion in Hampstead, the newly improved unit now has increased square footage thanks to the removal of one of the staircases.

The open, light-filled flat benefits from multiple windows and white surfaces

Where I Work: Sarah Zames of General Assembly

Brooklyn-based General Assembly is an interior design and architecture studio founded in 2011 by interior architect Sarah Zames and partner Colin Stief. The practice focuses on ground up and full renovation projects, as well as designing lighting and furniture, with residential projects that span throughout New York state, from NYC boroughs to upstate and the Hamptons, and across the pond to London. General Assembly also offers interior consulting, styling and staging services. For this month’s Where I Work, we head to Brooklyn’s Gowanus neighborhood to check in with Sarah Zames to see how and where she works.

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Conran and Partners Design New Cadence Residential Building in London

Cadence is a recently established residential building within the historic neighborhood of King’s Cross, London, designed by Conran and Partners for developers Argent LLP. The 103 apartments have been designed to optimize space and light by blending neutral palettes and floor-to-ceiling windows.

The flow of the apartment ranges from calm and subdued to dynamic and colorful, creating differing spatial environments throughout. The kitchen and bathrooms include details and materials made specifically for the development.

The designers wanted to incorporate emerging local artists, putting a spotlight on independent designers and studios in the United Kingdom. As described by Conran and

DMTV Milkshake: Ashley Wilkins on Using Experience to Create Meaningful Spaces

This week’s DMTV Milkshake guest is Ashley Wilkins, Founder and Creative Director of NYC-based Islyn Studio. Islyn is a full-service design studio that creates spaces with meaning and intention—using experience as inspiration. Founded in 2017, the studio’s goal is to transcend the conventional hospitality genre (and beyond). From farm-forward restaurants to modern markets, Ashley and her team are helping bring people together to have experiences in spaces they’ll remember for a long time. Watch:

We recently featured their project, Sawmill Market, a Food Hall in Albuquerque. Upcoming projects include a natural wine bar, also in Albuquerque, and

A Family Home in Prague Finished with Concrete, Wood, + Playful Details

Located in Prague, Czech Republic, House for Dorothy was recently completed by boq architekti who were brought in during the late stages of construction to design the interior for a family. The interior prominently displays concrete and wood as the materials of choice, which are topped off with playful details throughout. On the main floor, the open living space feels bright and open with surrounding windows and sliding glass doors that lead to the outdoor space.

The designers kept the color palette neutral with the use of white, anthracite grey, and natural wood, along with the occasional curated pop of

Bertazzoni Expands Appliance Suite with New Built Ins + Decor Sets Video

While at KBIS 2020, we caught up with Bertazzoni, where we got a first look at their new product releases. Hear from CEO Paolo Bertazzoni and CCO Nicola Bertazzoni about how the company has been at the forefront of luxury kitchen products for six generations. Merging Italian design and European engineering, Bertazzoni focuses on intuitive and elegant products that harmoniously and seamlessly work in any kitchen.

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Their latest launch of completely re-engineered appliances significantly expanded the size of its product portfolio and set a new standard for versatile kitchen configurations, situated at the intersection of best-in-class performance