A family home brimming with colour

Do you love interior design magazines? The guilty pleasure of glimpsing inside other people’s homes. Although I’m not obsessed by house and home glossies, I do always linger over features on family homes, keen to spot any neat storage solutions or to dream about having a ‘parent’s retreat’. I have a whole new perspective on laundries since reading an article many years ago about a large family’s home but haven’t seen a laundry included in a photo spread since – they’re hardly glamorous! Most readers want bold design, details with the ‘wow’ factor and sumptuous styling – check out this family loft in New York.

Located in Tribeca, the six-floor warehouse is home to a gallery owner, her husband and their three sons. The family live on the top four floors and the bottom two floors are reserved for family guests.

Designer Ghislaine Viñas took charge of the jaw-dropping interior – there’s a two-storey climbing wall, a chandelier made from ping-pong balls, a pair of sheep sculptures grazing on grass-green carpet and wall murals, papers and paintwork that are simply extraordinary. Being a huge fan of the colour yellow, I can’t take my eyes off the bold kitchen counter!

The house is no doubt a little mad and a bit too intense for most people but I for one will be filing away the idea of a bright yellow kitchen counter… One day maybe!

(via Cool Hunter)

Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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