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Friday
Jun242016

Southwood by LLI Design

I just got a hold of some photos of this fabulous renovation project by London design firm LLI Design and had to share. LLI Design was hired on to complete a total redesign and refurbishment of a 4 story 1970’s townhouse in Highgate, London. The house had tremendous potential and the new owners, a young professional couple, wanted to embrace the 1970’s feel, rather than try to ignore it, albeit not in a cliched way. Top of their wish list was a contemporary glass and steel open tread staircase and a master bathroom with a distinctive WOW factor. In included one before photo below of the lower level to give you an idea of how much work this project was. I think the resulting contemporary home (it won an award!) is classy, welcoming and a great use of the space. Check out a couple more projects by LLI Design here and here

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Tuesday
Jun212016

THAT House

WOW! Do I ever love THAT house! :)Which house? THAT House by Austin Maynard Architects. The site is neighboured by huge houses. We were asked to provide the family with 'just the right amount of space'. By creating large openings and generous connections to the garden we aimed to make this modest-sized home feel abundant and broad. The result is a home that is almost half the size of its neighbours without compromising liveability. (Lets be clear, THAT House is not a small home). The owners of THAT House are keen to able to open up to the community rather than permanently hiding or fortifying themselves. We have installed upwards blinds to give the owners control over their level of privacy. The ground floor of THAT House is ostensibly open, however the arrangement of spaces allows the owners to be together, or secluded, or any level of engagement in between. 

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Tuesday
Jun212016

Modern farmhouse

A contemporary family home with a farmhouse feel in Medina, Washington by H2 Design + Build. The house may be new but its contents have been carefully collected over time. Crisp and white but warmed by lovely wooden floors and layers of texture. Pops of colour are used sparingly for impact and personality. I love the pared back simplicity of the exterior, the white contrasting beautifully with the green of the garden.

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Monday
Jun202016

Monochrome mastery

Like a modernist sand castle this Malibu house by Jamie Bush is a master class in monochromatic palette and texture. The colours of shell and sand and stone are repeated and enhanced in this sea side retreat with rough and handmade juxtaposed with the modern and clean lined. The perfect counterfoil to all limited colour palette is, of course, the endless blue of the sea and the sky.

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Friday
Jun172016

Triplex Victoires

It was a while back that Jo featured a few of the photos from this home, and when I stumbled across it on architect Laurent Bourgoiswebsite recently my heart melted and I thought it deserved a complete post. It is quite clear that I am becoming soft for traditional spaces that really highlight and celebrate original architectural details now that I finally have a home where I can celebrate in my way (adoring my wainscoting, curved ceilings, archways, leaded and stained glass windows). I don't really know what exactly it is about this house, only that it has a very magical quality to it. And its elegance is indescribable. (Photos: Nicolas Tosi, Interior design: Mlinaric, Henry and Zervudachi)

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