The Cobble Hill Townhouse is a large 1850s townhouse in the Cobble Hill Historic District of Brooklyn, New York. Elizabeth Roberts Architects renovated and restored the building, added a sizable three-story addition to the rear, and designed the home’s interior, integrating the client’s art collection. Pale wood flooring throughout meets pure white walls for a fresh, open feeling combined with the warmth of wood, stone, and wicker accents. A sculptural plaster staircase creates an impactful visual connection between spaces.

A double-height kitchen is located at the garden level of the house, within the rear extension, and is connected directly to the garden with a 20-foot-high steel window wall. Two-Seater Low Settle designed by Studioilse and crafted by De La Espada features in this space.

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Located in London’s picturesque Little Venice neighbourhood, this 650-square-foot pied-a-terre is a Victorian white stucco terrace house transformed by architectural practice MWAI. The designers created a minimalist, open interior, combining the kitchen, dining and living areas and maximising the natural light in the single aspect rooms. A muted, natural material palette of wood, stone, and metal is punctuated by vivid, warm accent colours.

The sleek yet functional interior reflects a detail-oriented design approach throughout, from the bespoke concealed storage and kitchen cabinetry created in collaboration with specialist joiners Lanserring, to the hidden chopping board in the bespoke sink, and the custom Italian marble tiles in the bathroom.

Together Fixed Table designed by Studioilse and crafted by De La Espada features in the dining area.

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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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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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The lakeside cottage of Mjölk owners, John and Juli Baker is located in Ontario overlooking Lake Huron. Having carried out most of the renovation and interior design work themselves, the Bakers’ holiday home reflects the aesthetic found throughout their shop, gallery, and publishing projects: pared down, functional, timeless design — primarily Scandinavian and Japanese — which embraces nature. The couple stripped back the home and removed the drop ceiling before painting the walls and floor white, for a fresh, open feeling. They kept the original stone fireplace as the centrepiece of the living room, and surrounded it with a combination of flea market finds and design classics including black AJ Wall Sconces by Arne Jacobsen for Louis Poulsen; birch shelves by Alvar Aalto for Artek; and a vintage Pernilla lounge chair by Bruno Mathsson.

The kitchen, designed by John Baker and built by Studio Junction, includes custom-built cabinetry and shelving in Carolina pine; a soapstone sink with a double drying rack; and brass details throughout including hanging rods, taps, and accessories. White PH pendant lamps hang in the dining area above vintage blue Danish chairs by Jorgen Baekmark; and by Studioilse for De La Espada, Together Extending Table, Bench and Settle. The high back of the latter acts as an elegant room divider between the kitchen and living room.

The master bedroom features Companions Bed by Studioilse, above which Shaker peg rails circle the walls to provide hanging storage for key items.

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This exclusive 4 bedroom villa, designed by Rajiv Saini + Associates, overlooks a Greg Norman golf course, about 100 kilometres outside Mumbai. The design marries the indoor and outdoor spaces through the generous use of oversized windows and abundant plant life. Robust, tactile materials are used throughout including wood, stone, metal and tile. Exuding a warm, modern aesthetic, the space is softened further with plush textiles and carefully selected artwork. Companions Bed by Studioilse features in one of the bedrooms.

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The Joule is a 161-room luxury hotel set in a revitalised 1920s neo-Gothic landmark building in the heart of Dallas, Texas. Integrating contemporary design into a timeless setting, the hotel includes a cantilevered glass rooftop pool, dramatic art installations, unique retail boutiques and a TASCHEN Library. In late 2013, a two year transformation and expansion led by renowned interior designer, Adam D. Tihany was completed. Combining the talents of top hospitality designers, architects and seasoned consultants, the expansion includes additional guest suites and penthouses; an 8,000 square foot subterranean luxury spa by ESPA; new event spaces including a rooftop garden terrace; a new restaurant; and an expanded lobby and lobby bar styled by TenOverSix. Studioilse products feature including Bench with Back in the library; and in the lobby, Low Settle and Sidekicks Height Adjustable Table. 

Ett Hem is a boutique hotel in Stockholm, Sweden with brand identity, interior concept and design by Studioilse. Situated in a former diplomat’s townhouse, Ett Hem is designed to be a home of comfortable, simple luxury. A house with open fires, a well-stocked library, a welcoming courtyard, modern yet resonating with the spirit of its past. A mixture of vintage and modern furniture is used throughout, and Studioilse's Bench with Back manufactured by De La Espada is included in the communal kitchen.

Ilse Crawford says, "Ett Hem is our latest hotel project in Stockholm. The idea is a comfortable cultured house you can enjoy as if it is a friend's. Sit in the kitchen, have a drink in the sitting room, pick up a book in the library or snuggle down by the fireplace. We hope that people who travel a lot will feel so happy there they wouldn't want to stay anywhere else."

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TwoTwoSix is a residential development located on Hollywood Road in the Sheung Wan neighbourhood of Hong Kong. Designed by Studioilse for property developer Blakes, TwoTwoSix comprises five spacious apartments with one residence per floor. The design provides a sense of warmth and permanence with a modern identity that retains a strong connection to the scale and soul of the area. The lobby includes artwork by Hong Kong artist Stanley Wong and a granite concierge desk and stools by Max Lamb. Floor to ceiling windows overlook Hollywood gardens and bring nature into the home. Bulthaup kitchens are punctuated by 443 Bench from Studioilse's Seating for Eating collective manufactured by De La Espada.


The Tommy Hilfiger Wholesale Showroom for Spring 2011 located in Amsterdam reflects the company's fresh, laid-back modern aesthetic with a palette of white, green and beige and constrasting materials - both boldly synthetic and quietly natural. The space is punctuated by 446 Settle and 443 Bench by Studioilse.