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A Jessica Helgerson Tudor

We have showcased Jessica Helgerson's work here on DTI numerous times because her spaces are perfection. And here is yet another example of her skill with a tudor style home designed with more traditional decor and while I typically prefer a more mid-century vibe, I still love every inch. Unfortunately by the time our clients bought the house it had suffered several poor remodels and had fallen into disrepair. Our challenge was to retain the character and charm of the house, while fixing the things that had gone wrong and reworking the layout to create rooms for a modern family that enjoys cooking, eating, and being together. We completely renovated the kitchen, taking out a wall to transform it from a narrow galley into a spacious room with a breakfast nook and a generous island. The kitchen is open to an adjacent “snug room” with comfortable built-in seating, a fireplace, and a television concealed behind a paneled wall. In the living room, we designed two L-shaped sofas to create a simple and inviting furniture layout, which centers around a generous coffee table and fireplace. Our design for the coffee table was inspired by the hexagonal marquetry top on the clients’ heirloom dining table, which we kept and reused. On the second level, we reconfigured a convoluted closet and a tiny master bath to make space for a generous master bath, a laundry room and a large walk-in master closet.  We also remodeled two more existing bathrooms, designing a custom mosaic tile pattern for each. We also designed custom light fixtures, as well as a new built-in dining cabinet with glass doors. (Photos: Lincoln Barbour)

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Stalking something a little more classic

Classic and contemporary that is. I'm stalking the stylish inner Sydney suburb of Woollahra and this 19th century terrace house has beautiful bones, luxury finishes, a charming small garden and a fabulous art collection. Traditional and modern. The best of both worlds. Link here while it lasts.

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More from Heide Hendricks

Yesterday I had featured a couple of homes that had been decked out by Connecticut interior designer Heide Hendricks (here and here). Today I thought I would share a bit more of her designs because I am pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoy her traditional spaces. Must be because she gives them a bit of an edge with coloured trim, vintage light fixtures and mid-century chairs. The result is eclectic and unexpected and spaces I would absolutely enjoy hanging out in.  

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A 1929 farmhouse

While on the subject of traditional homes, I thought I would share this 1929 farmhouse designed by, once again, Heide Hendricks. It is exactly the type of home I imagine when I think of life on Prince Edward Island (where my husband is from). I have to show this to my mother-in-law. Maybe she won't think I'm such a nutcase if she sees I blogged this. ;) 

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Chris Dyson taking you back

Of course, I had to start this post off with a cat on a bed photo as I have cats on my brain these days (my 2 little ferals are breaking my heart they are so sad/scared). British architect Chris Dyson was featured here a few years ago, and continues to inspire with traditional spaces restored and modern spaces where updates are a must. But it is the traditional spaces that makes my heart skip a beat. In London how could you not want to keep this history alive when it is so absolutely gorgeous?

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