Located in a private ski community in Big Sky, Montana, this residence, designed by Lauren Weiss Home, reflects the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains surrounding. Floor-to-ceiling windows make a feature of the mountain views, while the abundant use of wood panelling — flooring, ceilings, built-in cabinetry, and furniture — harnesses the warmth of nature. Further natural materials increase the cosiness of the modern interior including wool, linen, mohair, stone, and leather.

Bespoke furniture and specially commissioned artwork is joined by carefully selected furniture pieces including, from De La Espada, Frame Sofa and Solo Oblong Table designed by Neri&Hu; and Elysia Lounge Chair, Nino Ottoman, and Laurel Side Table designed by Luca Nichetto.

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This beach house in Southampton, New York was originally designed in 1984 by architect Norman Jaffe. Interior designer Wesley Moon renovated the home in 2019 with sensitivity for the architect’s vision while bringing it up to date for a modern family.

The residence, originally named Xanadune for the sand dunes surrounding, reflects the landscape in which it rests: generous glass walls bring the outside in, cut boulders form both the exterior walls and accent walls in the interior, and 12,000 square feet of oak panels form the interior walls and ceilings. Wesley Moon amplified this connection to the landscape with a colour palette inspired by the seaside: soft blues, pinks and greys create a calm yet contemporary atmosphere. The abundant oak paneling, originally a deep brown, was refinished to a cooler, paler hue to match.

The expansive rooms, including the main living area with ceilings up to 30 feet high, were made more snug with the introduction of smaller, more intimate areas within. A bedroom for the owners’ teenage son, once a cavernous space, was divided for practicality and comfort: a sleeping loft for overnight guests was created above the main sleeping area. The walls of the bedroom are covered in a "grasscloth" made from recycled newspapers, a beautiful and tactile solution that continues to reflect the natural setting. De La Espada products feature in this bedroom including Low Dubois Bed designed by Luca Nichetto and McQueen Bedside Chest designed by Matthew Hilton.

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Union Square Loft is an avant-garde home that reflects the client’s creative sensibilities. Designed by Elizabeth Roberts Architects, the residence features a bright and natural materials palette, beautiful detailing, and sweeping views over New York City. The cityscape is a defining feature throughout the home, with both the combined living/dining/kitchen area and the private bedroom located along the wall of generously sized sash windows, and the semi-private bedroom on the mezzanine level encircled by apertures that bring in the views and accompanying natural light.

A large custom bookshelf offers both hidden and open storage to keep the space feeling serene while displaying art objects, books, and mementos. Complementing the natural wood flooring and white walls are thoughtful accents in stone, from the Calacatta Viola backsplash in the kitchen, to the custom onyx sink in the master bathroom, to the sculptural furniture throughout including the dining table and lighting, and Laurel Side Table designed by Luca Nichetto and crafted by De La Espada.

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Located just off Barcelona’s Passeig de Gràcia, Sir Victor is a boutique hotel well placed for some of the best shopping, art galleries, and architecture in the city.

Inspired by the spirit of Barcelona, Irene Kronenberg and Alon Baranowitz of Amsterdam- and Tel Aviv-based interior design and architecture studio Baranowitz + Kronenberg designed the ground floor of the hotel as a series of spaces transporting a guest from the public to the private: first welcomed into a communal space, moving on to a semi-communal lounge around a bonfire and central bar, then finally to a private gathering at the Mr. Porter chef's table. In keeping with the studio’s narrative-driven approach to design, the lighting and materiality reflect Barcelona’s merging of the mountains and sea: the entrance recalls the sunny brightness of the seaside, while the space becomes darker, the colours earthier, as one moves deeper into the interior. Oak timber, 3D surfaces of copper dots, and bespoke hot-rolled steel curtains embody the local craft-driven culture. Marble, glass, and luxurious upholstery including leather and velvet add sensuous touch points to the space.

Belle Reeve Sofa and Stanley Armchair, designed by Luca Nichetto and crafted by De La Espada, feature in the lounge areas.

Photo credit: top image by Amit Geron, lower image by Steve Gerud

Gabriela Hearst’s first international flagship, and second retail store, is located in London’s Mayfair neighbourhood, directly across the street from the iconic Claridge’s Hotel. The store, designed in collaboration between Gabriela Hearst and architect Lord Norman Foster, represents the brand’s commitment to sustainable design, and shares a core design sensibility with the New York flagship store.

The material palette comprises natural materials: blond wood, marble, non-toxic vegetable-dyed leather, linen, and cashmere wool. Rounded edges feature throughout, from the furniture to the moulded Art Deco ceilings, to recall the organic forms of nature. The oak herringbone parquet floor is made from wood reclaimed from the Copthorne Barracks in Shrewsbury, England, a heritage reflected in the antique porcelain soldiers and military drums used in the space.

The 2,000-square-foot bi-level store houses the Gabriela Hearst women’s, men’s, accessories and jewellery collections. The ground floor includes Throne Lounge Chair designed by Autoban and crafted by De La Espada as well as a bench and sofa customised from the Throne series. The lower level seating area for private client appointments features Belle Reeve Sofa designed by Luca Nichetto and crafted by De La Espada.

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Located on five acres of land in the heart of the farming and artistic community in Chilmark, Massachusetts known as “Up-Island” Martha’s Vineyard, Chilmark House comprises a house and studio with views over vast fields, stone fences, Chilmark pond, and the Atlantic ocean. The architecture was a collaboration between Gray Organschi and Aaron Schiller, with interiors by Schiller Projects.

Chilmark House was designed to both respect and make the most of the stunning surroundings. The house and studio were conceived as a pair of simple, dark barns with low pitched roofs to sit quietly with the vernacular architecture. The two buildings form a series of courtyards and outdoor spaces with varying degrees of privacy and views. Skylights and floor-to-ceiling windows flood the three-storey house with natural light, setting the bleached ash interior aglow in contrast to the solid-black charred wood exterior. Light wells adorned with local rocks and moss illuminate the lower level.

In the upper level living room, one can enjoy views of the ocean through the expansive windows while relaxing on Elysia Lounge Chair and Nino Ottoman designed by Luca Nichetto and crafted by De La Espada.

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Located just a few metres away from Tavira’s Old Town, Flattered Apartments Algarve consists of two holiday rental villas set in a Cistercian convent from 1509, converted and renovated by acclaimed Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura. The former convent, now a multi-residential complex including two saltwater swimming pools and beautifully kept outdoor spaces, faces the centuries-old Tavira saltpans, part of the Ria Formosa marsh ecosystem. Nearby are secluded pristine beaches and delicious local gastronomy.

The interiors of the two Flattered villas continue the understated contemporary luxury of the architecture. Natural materials including stone, linen and solid wood are used throughout, with many De La Espada products in oak and walnut timber including Solo Oblong Table, Duet Chair, Capo Dining Chair, Capo Lounge Chair, Commune Bench, Commune Stool and Trio Tables by Neri&Hu; Welles Table by Matthew Hilton; Ladder Bookcase by Autoban; Kim Side Table by Luca Nichetto; and Companions Bed, Two-Seater Bench with Back, Bench and Stool by Studioilse.

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Thousand Oaks Residence is a 12,000 square foot, five-bedroom family home in California designed by architects Rios Clementi Hale with interiors by NICOLEHOLLIS. With the heart of a modern farmhouse, the home embraces the outdoors with floor-to-ceiling windows and an interconnected series of patios and entertaining areas including a pool and fire pit. The property also includes a separate guest cottage and a pool house with a gym. Interiors were designed around the family’s lifestyle, from supporting their interest in entertaining to highlighting their art collection that includes work by Richard Serra, Damien Hirst and Ed Ruscha as well as up-and-coming and West Coast artists. Even the material palette was personalised, its muted colours inspired by a dusty pale jade egg from one of the family’s Araucana chickens. The colour was used for custom cabinetry throughout the home, met by natural materials including stone, wood and linen.

De La Espada furniture is used throughout the home: Bench with Back by Studioilse in the entryway; Hepburn Sofa by Matthew Hilton in the master bedroom; Manta Dining Chair, also by Hilton, in one of the offices and the stairwell; and Elysia Lounge Chair by Luca Nichetto in the living room.

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Apartment AMC is located in a block that forms part of Terraços de Bragança, the set of buildings in Lisbon’s Chiado district designed by Álvaro Siza Vieira. rar.studio designed the apartment interior with sensitivity for the existing design while focussing on the needs and desires of the client. Their interventions maximised the size of the interior, increased the flow between the spaces, and brought about a more luminous apartment while taking full advantage of the westward view. Pale wooden flooring is met by pure white walls that reflect the natural light, while furniture in blonde wood and soft colours maintains the open feeling of the spaces. De La Espada furniture features throughout, including Duet Chair, Frame Sofa, Frame Bed, Solo Bench, Extend Mirror, Trio Side Table, and Trunk Low Cabinet designed by Neri&Hu; and Laurel Side Table and Laurel Coffee Table designed by Luca Nichetto.

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In partnership with Flattered Apartments, De La Espada created a rentable holiday home in Porto’s Foz do Douro neighbourhood right next to the sea. The Flattered founders, Miguel Mateus, Catarina Silva, and Catarina Alves, worked with architect José Carlos Cruz to design the interior architecture, reflecting an empathy for locale and the building’s past: local materials and original features serve as the framework for a space that is contemporary yet rooted in history. Flooring is made from wide boards of local pine heated from below, windows overlooking the city are framed by original granite, and the washroom is clad in Carrara marble with beautiful sky views through the large window.

The split-level apartment includes a dining room on a raised platform, a living room with a hidden pullout bed, and on a mezzanine level, a private bedroom with a pitched roof and skylight. Furniture made just an hour’s drive away at the De La Espada factory in Mira features throughout: Capo Dining Chair, Shaker Round Table, and Lianou Stool by Neri&Hu; Stool, Bench, Companions Writing Desk, and Companions Bed by Studioilse; Mira Lounge Chair, I-Beam Side Table, and Coniston Rectangular Mirror by Matthew Hilton; Ladder Bookcase by Autoban; and Stanley 3-Seater Sofa, Kim Bench, and Kim Side Table by Luca Nichetto. The home harnesses the thoughtful hospitality of Flattered and combines it with exclusively De La Espada furniture and styling.

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Nestled in Seven Dials village, Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street offers luxury accommodation in the heart of London’s theatre district. The 137-room hotel includes a fitness room, conference rooms, a guest library and in-room spa treatments, as well as a luxury bar, lounge and restaurant. Interior spaces are designed in calming, muted shades with tactile fabrics and original artwork. The hotel lobby features natural materials, plush fabrics, and soothing dark tones punctuated by a restrained use of vibrant colour. De La Espada furniture including Elysia Lounge Chair, Stanley Sofa, Stanley Armchair, and Steve Pouf by Luca Nichetto; and Hepburn Sofa by Matthew Hilton feature throughout the space.

The hotel restaurant, Monmouth Kitchen offers a contemporary selection of Italian and Peruvian small plates complemented with the finest wines and signature cocktails. The space, largely monochrome, combines wood, stone, metal, and leather for an exciting juxtaposition of textures, and an atmosphere that is at once sophisticated and relaxed. Seating designed by Autoban and made by De La Espada is used throughout including Butterfly Chair, Butterfly Bar Stool in two heights, and Box Sofa.

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Modern New Home is a minimal, contemporary 4-bedroom house in Hampstead, north London, with a generous open-plan living space and huge picture windows overlooking ancient woodland. Interior design studio, Black & Milk created an interior to match the exciting architecture by Claridge Architects, focusing on marrying the interior and exterior spaces, and creating a home that is design-conscious yet relaxed, with luxury communicated through quality of materials and finishes. A neutral colour scheme is paired with natural materials and textures including natural fibre wallpaper, wide engineered oak floorboards, solid wood furniture, and handmade accessories. The abundant use of plants further brings the outside in. De La Espada furniture is used in the study area, including Harold Desk by Luca Nichetto and Porto Chair by Matthew Hilton. Pole Light, also by Matthew Hilton, illuminates the reading area in the living space, its linen shade mirroring the washed linen curtains beyond.

Tales Pavilion in Beijing was designed by Luca Nichetto in 2013. The façade of the pavilion is covered in 1,200 brass tubes conceptualised as “grass leaves” that camouflage the entire structure. The “brass leaves” oxidise and change colour naturally with the passing of the seasons, merging with the natural scenery of the Beijing Lido Garden and giving a sense of life to the pavilion. A bronze framework of large straight-cut windows gives onlookers a glimpse of a warm and cozy interior.

The reception and business area of Tales is surrounded by various design showrooms, which each feature different materials and colours to accentuate the outlines. Organised across multiple gradients of light, all of these areas create a sense of micro-urbanity, encouraging interaction between visitors and design lovers alike.

At imm Cologne 2013, Luca Nichetto was the first Italian designer to carry our the project "Das Haus-Interiors on Stage", where the designer presents his vision of a house of the future. 

For this project, Nichetto drew his inspiration from modernist architecture in California, works of Japanese masters and the buildings of Carlo Scarpa. In all these works nature and architecture are intertwined. Pursuing his interest in sustainable design, Nichetto compares his "Das Haus" with a small planet, where the living room becomes as important as the Amazon rainforest is for the Earth. The house is almost entirely made up of semi-enclosed walls and large windows, to emphasize the concept of merging the "inside" with the "outside".