September 1, 2019
Autumn 2019 Issue 100
I would like to welcome you to the 100th issue of Design & Decor. It has been a long and hard process to reach this important milestone and it wouldn’t have been possible without the support of my advertisers and all those who lend a helping hand in some way or another.
In this autumn issue, we bring you new interiors that are rich in design and that appeal to a wide range of homes. There is a bit of everything to suit everyone’s tastes.
Our cover story features a 91-year-old apartment in Balluta which has just been given a dreamlike makeover. Aiming for an impeccable renovation, Cuschieri Architects set out to create an ode to the art deco era, while bringing the apartment into the technological age – on page 12.
Justine Bartolo writes about a gorgeous space, a unique live-in loft designed by Kenneth Tanti at Tanti Interiors, consisting of an old boathouse right across the street from a beautiful stretch of ocean, reflected in the design concept, on page 34.
A terraced house featured in an article by Andrea Christians on page 46 is the latest property undertaken by lighting specialist and interior designer Olivia Ann Calleja. Located in the centre of the island, it is a newly-built house completed just six months ago. As always, Olivia Ann worked closely with her clients to help realise their dream home.
Kristine Bonnici and her design studio were recently commissioned to design the interior of a pied-a-terre at Tingé Point’s latest seafront development. The interior had been finished by the developers, but the client’s brief was to inject some much-needed style into the compact space. This feature can be found on page 60.
In two separate articles on travel and interiors, we read about ‘Money is no Object’ on page 86, in which the author Jim Dunn writes about Ballyfin, one of the grandest country houses in Ireland built in the 1820s, and ‘Scotland’s Whisky Island’ on page 98, where he talks about Islay – that brooding, mainly flat, West Coast of Scotland island just a short flight from Glasgow or a romantic two-hour sail from the mainland.
This issue also covers lighter subjects, such as food and wine, art, gardening, home interiors and cars. Readers are in for a treat as to what to do and what to look out for in the new season. If you’re planning to renovate your house, there’s plenty of innovative ideas and trends.
We hope you will enjoy this special, commemorative issue full of good reads for all.
Eve Arnett Depasquale