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Sunday
Sep252016

A mid-century modern location home

Mid-century modern architecture always makes my design juices flow and this home is doing just that. A location home available via jj Locations, it is so open flows beautifully and THOSE WINDOWS! The decor could be SO much better so I am sitting here re-decorating it over and over in my head. Built by the architecture company Edgley Design, Pear Tree House was shortlisted for the Stephen Lawrence prize and awarded a RIBA London Award in 2015. The house has been built around a 100 year old pear tree, which was once part of a Victorian fruit orchard, creating an internal courtyard bringing light and air to the centre of the building. The house is long and thin, and the layout is arranged around the changing light of the day with the lowered snug in the centre of the building forming cosy retreat with views out into the garden. The building was designed to blend into its wooded back land context as far as possible and views through the building are defined by slender vertical elements which echo the experience of looking through trees. The ground floor walls are cast in concrete with vertical timber and contrast the polished concrete floor creating abstracted reflections. The house features crafted joinery made from oak veneered ply with brass detailing. Two handmade chandeliers, hang in the double height void spaces at either end of the glass link. The smooth ply finish staircases create dramatic, naturally lit spaces from the roof lights above.

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Saturday
Sep242016

Working on a Saturday

It's like I always say. If you have to drag your sorry self into work on the weekend it helps if it's somewhere stylish. How about an office with a cool mid century vibe? Hiscox Insurance by APA.

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Tuesday
Sep202016

A maximalist Paris pied-à-terre

Every project of British interior designer Hubert Zandberg gives me heart palpitations and completely blows my mind. His maximalist, graphic and vintage-loving approach to interiors is everything I love about interior design, and this Paris pied-à-terre is yet another example of his brilliance. I need to go shopping with him SO SOOOO badly.  

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Tuesday
Sep202016

Ode to an English kitchen

How do I love an English kitchen? Let me count the ways. I'm not talking shiny two pack with glittery stone tops and multicoloured mood lighting. I'm smitten by solid wood cabinets, fitted or preferably not, rich colours, scrubbed pine table tops and larders. It's traditional with a twist and I'm in love. Here are some of my favourites from Plain English.

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Sunday
Sep182016

When bits of colour shine against white

I love this Victorian home I found via jj Locations. Bright white walls and painted floors make the perfect backdrop for subtle bits of colours added through vintage mid century chairs, art, a touch of wallpaper and accessories. Yes, I apparently have a thing with Victorian homes in the UK. They are always fabulous. 

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