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Thursday
Jun022016

Country chic

A bit rustic, a bit country, a bit contemporary and a bit chic. Fox Design Studio mixing things up once again in this South Langley, B.C. renovation. Check out the before and afters!

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Thursday
Jun022016

A revisit of 660 County Route 7

A couple of years ago I featured the 1850's cottage of Brooklyn design studio Workstead (I am obsessed with their lighting). It seems they have put this adorable dwelling on the market and the listing broker sent us a link. This would be my dream summer getaway.
Elegantly simple, this 1850s eyebrow colonial in Gallatin, with private river frontage on the Roeliff Jansen Kill, is truly unique. Wake up to a river view from the master bedroom and then fish, kayak, swim or canoe on the Class A trout stream right on your property. Wonderful details abound throughout this 19th Century farmhand's cottage, such as original wide plank floors, custom light fixtures, and a sunny deck right off the dining room. Mature trees, perennial plantings and a large lawn surround the house, providing both privacy and a feeling of openness. The cottage is an ideal retreat from city life, yet is close to many charming Hudson Valley towns. Conveniently located 2 hours from NYC, 5 minutes from the Taconic, and less than 25 minutes to Hudson, Millerton & Rhinebeck.

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Tuesday
Sep012015

My favourite kind of farmhouse

My favourite kind of farmhouse is one with a modern twist. This farmhouse in Washington is just that, with a colour palette mostly of black and white, this home is comfortable and casual, with modern and rustic melding together in blissful harmony. My love for a traditional farmhouse table paired with Starck's Louis Ghost chair (or Panton S chairs) has never wavered. Kudos to H2 Design + Build for killin' this project. (Photos: Dorothée Brand)

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Thursday
Aug272015

Polo House

Loving this fun and eccentric Spanish getaway in Sotogrande, Cádiz by interior design firm Melián Randolph. Part Mediterranean, part country, part modern, it is a beautiful home with an even more beautiful landscape. I can see huge family gatherings here. 

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Wednesday
Aug122015

Another British country retreat

How about this for a summer country getaway? The original and reclaimed features in this home are just to die for. From the portfolio of interior designer Caroline Holdaway (in case you missed last week's feature of hers here). This property, originally two keepers cottages in West Sussex, is a cherished second home for my clients who wanted to enlarge to create space for entertaining, provision for guests and ancillary accommodation. Two extensions were added and a glass link to capitalise on the views of the glorious Sussex Downs. Reclaimed oak and elm timber was sourced and laid for flooring and reclaimed York stone slabs were selected for interface areas with the outside. The newly constructed rooms were all given character by the use of reclaimed timber wall muntin. Oak beams were found and mechanically hollowed out to conceal the necessary modern steel supports marrying new construction with the original part of the building. Lime plaster was used to soften edges and a harmony of new and old sit peacefully together.