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Friday
Oct132017

A dark boutique-style retreat in North London

I am so grateful Sue Miller of Mad Cow Interiors contacted me because I am absolutely in love with her dark, eclectic style. Sue is a colour, pattern and texture enthusiast (her home was featured in Abigail Ahern's book Colour) and this is very evident in this North London boutique retreat project. I don't typically lead off a post with a bedroom but in this case it is the icing on the cake. The path was cleared for Mad Cow to collaborate with a specialist to relocate & redesign the kitchen. We added bathrooms you’d want to melt into and created storage solutions without compromising the flow of space. The sunken living room was extended and dug out to create drama out of those awkward Victorian half landings and in keeping with our signature style, every room featured different floor finishes and striking wall treatments. We designed & decorated reclaimed barn wood into bed headboards and had the furniture custom made specifically. On top of all this, we layered curated art & vintage finds selected from various travels and we used photographic prints framed from our own collection of work. The finished result has all the luxury of a boutique hotel but with a characterful homely touch. With its crisp Egyptian Cotton bed linens and towels, its complete range of dinner service, crockery and utilities. Every inch of this home is to die for!! I love it Sue!!!

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Wednesday
Oct112017

A classy San Francisco home

Ken Fulk - keeping San Francisco classy with his event planning and designer prowess. Why not stick your fiddle leaf fig on top of a cabinet? I adore the portrait gallery wall in the sitting room. If your stairs needs sprucing up, faux zebra is where it's at! And of course I have to bring up the extra large black and white stripes as a simple and effective dose of drama. 

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Friday
Oct062017

Parisian modern in San Francisco

I love absolutely everything about this home in Noe Valley designed by Regan Baker. The bold, large photography art, the subtle moldings in the dining and living rooms (it just hit me that maybe this is what my dining room is missing!!), the midcentury furnishings, the brightness, bits of drama with colour, wallpaper or black walls. Yep, I'll take it all!! Photos: Suzanna Scott

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Tuesday
Sep262017

Monastic modern by Ty Larkins

This beautiful home designed by Ty Larkins is glorious in all its shades of white with black and neutral accents. Earthy yet modern. Monastic modern as Ty calls it. The basic DNA of this "Belgium style" embraces spareness and natural light, judiciously excludes superfluous details, but retains the use of honest yet substantial building materials, some re-salvaged, seemingly to provide warmth, age and patina but in the context of a clean, pared down shell, a very careful balancing act to say the least. In an effort to balance our all of the newness of this newly constructed home and suggest patina and history, enormous 200-year old plus re-salvaged beams were installed on the 14' tall ceilings in the family room and lightly white-washed to slightly modernize their inherent rusticity. 

Tuesday
Sep192017

The Girl with the Green Sofa

Nicola Broughton is a friend of mine on Instagram (@the_girl_with_the_green_sofa). She is a mum to 2 boys Jack and Alfie, lives in Yorkshire, England, is an Investment Director, is a lover of interior design and is now a blogger. And she is the Queen of Maximalism!!! Nicola loves art, wallpaper, colour, patterns, fake plants, refinishing furniture, dark walls, and her made.com green sofa. Her home is cozy, inviting, family-friendly, fun, functional and total eye-candy. Love her home and love her. Thanks so much for wanting to reciprocate the favour and share your home with my readers Nicola! (Check out her post on my home here). 

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