Entries in traditional (106)

Thursday
Sep072017

Oyster Bay

According to Cole Porter, in his song Let's Do It, "even oysters down in Oyster Bay do it." So let's do it. Let's fall in love ... with this Oyster Bay house by BHDM Design. Lousy pun, lovely home.

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Wednesday
Sep062017

A historic home by Jenny Keenan

I am smitten with this home designed by Charleston, SC based Jenny Keenan. So colourful and bright and playful. Jenny's combination of incredible light fixtures, original artwork, patterned textiles and one of a kind decorative objects makes for a bold and unique space.   

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Wednesday
Sep062017

Flatiron Loft

At first I was drawn by the large windows. Then I realised they had be picked out in black paint to contrast with the grey walls only to have it dawn on me that it was grey plaster beautifully polished on those walls. Momentarily distracted by the black chandelier hanging from the ceiling my gaze settled on the wood floors. Speaking of floors did you see the floor tiles? Tiles? OMG the powder room and that kitchen and the archway with the cat. Stop it! That bathroom is outrageous. Flatiron loft by Frances Mildred.

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Monday
Aug282017

Bringing traditional back to a Brooklyn Brownstone

A Brooklyn Brownstone done right, IMHO. This home had lost much of it's original detail during a previous owner’s renovation and with traditional interior design details and custom millwork, we were able to transform this home back to its traditional splendour. Some of the highlights include a custom master closet and built in banquette in the kitchen. By New York-based interior design firm Marks & Frantz.

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Tuesday
Aug222017

Traditional with hints of modern

The design approach of Louisiana based firm Ty Larkins Interiors is "liveable elegant modern". Mixing antique/vintage pieces with modern is the way they roll and coincidentally, how I roll too. This home is on the traditional side but has some modern lines that makes it less stuffy and more cool. Inspired by city houses, this detached Greek Revival Townhouse was designed and built in an established leafy neighborhood by Ty Larkins Interiors. Every effort was taken to make it convincingly "period" suggesting it had been built a century earlier. The traditional and formal interior architecture is juxtaposed against a young and modern decor, creating a beautiful and unexpected tension.

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