Having the perfect dacha, a superb country retreat for him and his family, was something crucial for Vassily V. Sidorov. Finding a place to live in harmony with his wife Victoria and their daughter, far from big city life empoisoning environment, has not been immediate for the owner of Euroatlantic Investments, who had to wait until an acquaintance talked him into hiring a London-based South African interior designer, Gabhan O’Keeffe.
Known for his eclectic but sober style and for having designed the houses of Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis, the Marquess of Cholmondeley, and Bryan Ferry, O’Keeffe has turned the impersonal dacha into a masterpiece. In his works, almost every component is customized. For Sidorov dacha, O’Keeffe and his design director, George Warrington, plus a 14 member team, decided to harmonize the house walls with the monumental stone portico and the trees in the garden trough the application of umber-stained stucco to the exterior walls. The finesse of Iroko wood bands under the roof and at the bottom of the house gives it an autumnal allure.
As for the interior design, O’Keeffe decided to open everything up creating a continuum between the rooms. From the overscale lanterns of the monumental entryway to the buttercup-yellow chairs, purple velvet sofas, scarlet silk lampshades, color occupies a central place in the dacha’s leitmotiv, along with the striped silk velvet woven for the walls of the master bedroom that embodies the will to embed artisanal details into the body of the house, tapestry in particular. Sidorov’s little daughter Veronica has been reserved with a special treatment: her room’s walls are decorated with a landscape mural and in the middle, lies a stunning fringed canopy bed.
O’Keeffe played minimal for the indoor swimming pool, focusing on light. He arranged the light so that it enhances the pink tones of the skins making swimmers shine underwater. A detail displaying class, fantasy and genius.
O’Keeffe is known for his explosion of colors and patterns, but at Sidorov house he proved to be a designer who is extremely attentive to the real exigencies of a client and not only to his own flair. Now Sidorov family has its personal country refuge, a place to surrender to a sweet lethargy, during the cold Russian winter.
One of the most famous and iconic supermodels in the world, Naomi Campbell, owns a stunning futuristic mansion in Moscow, Russia. This striking architectural structure is home to the 44-year-old British model.
This mansion was completed in 2012, and designed by accomplished architectural genius Zaba Hadid. Zaba is also famous for the opera house in Guangzhou, Roca Gallery, and the Aquatics Center in London amongst many other achievements.
The aesthetic design of this space-age home was influenced by the work of Antonio Gaudi, who is known for prolifically used glass and wood for interior design, as well as, his rejection of straight lines.
The mansion covers over 2,650 square meters, and centers around two 22-meter-high towers. These towers house the two master bedrooms and a lounge with an exterior terrace. They are connected to the lower levels of the mansion with a transparent glass elevator and staircase.
This futuristic mansion that resembles a docked spaceship, is specifically located in Moscow’s A-List suburban area Rublyovka. Campbell’s billionaire boyfriend, Vladislav Doronin, built the dream home, dubbed the “Capital Hill Residence”.
The construction took place over six years, featuring large glass panels, high ceilings, and smooth curves throughout. Luxurious amenities include an indoor pool that converts to a dance floor, a gym, a Finnish spa, and both a Turkish and a Russian bath.
The glass floor to ceiling windows that encompass the home cause the natural light to flow throughout, adding to the modern and eco-style of the home. Naomi Campbell’s incredible mansion is without doubt one of the most futuristic and modern homes in recent years.
Designing your lighting on different levels will allow you to choose the perfect solution for every occasion in your open plan living: use your ambient lighting when you eat dinner, and turn on a less bright stand alone lamp when you enjoy a movie.
Besides hundreds of re-pins on Pinterest and a few photographs of his work on the web, there is little information about Chinese designer Yan Yanming. Still, we managed to find this stunning luxurious interiors designed by him.
Chandeliers are often associated with the royal and refined ceilings of old castles and palaces that are a part of decadent societies, dating back to the medieval times. A chandelier makes a strong statement of luxury and style.