It's a masculine look complete with fine antiques, a dark palette and simple yet luxurious lines. Sydney based interior designer Thomas Hamel creates rooms that have a gentleman's club feel, a patrician look that speaks of taste and style not glitz and glam. (He worked in his early career for Parish-Hadley.) It's leather and linen, parchment and the warm patina of old furniture, dark and brooding at times and at others light filled.
Genevieve Wiseman is a prop stylist from Toronto who has worked for some of my favourite Canadian magazines like House & Home and Style at Home, and has worked with several photographers we've featured. She was kind enough to send over some more photos than she currently has on her website. So pretty, and so beautifully styled. Lovely Genevieve!
It's contemporary. It's exacting in it's detail and holistic in it's approach. It's about bespoke joinery, custom furniture, architecture and interior and garden design. It's about large scale projects and small intimate jobs. It's London and it's now. It's Clifton Interiors.
(These images are by architectural photographer Graham Gaunt. While you're there don't miss his person work. Hauntingly beautiful unpopulated spaces are a great contrast to his shots of high end design.)
England's grand houses, gardens and parks are the stuff of novels. They hold an almost fairytale appeal. For Ludwig Design, who specialise in these fine old buildings, "Decoration, for us, always springs from the property itself - where it is, its epoch, and its architectural ‘given’. We impose no rigid, imperious ‘designer style’. On the contrary, we believe that each venerable home serves as its own particular guide. The secret is always there. One needs only to seek it out. And on discovery, a property’s latent potential, its power to bewitch and enthrall, can be dramatically revealed for all to see.” The website is charming, mixing inspiration and reality, weaving stories through the rooms. Modern day encroaches but is always subsumed. Don't miss their renderings. Beautiful.