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Entries in wood (188)

Thursday
Oct192017

An apartment in Milan in dark neutrals

I found this exquisite apartment in Milan by interior designer Paolo Badesco and had to share because Europeans always seem to know what to do when it comes to architecture and not following rules. There is nothing trendy about this apartment and that is why I love it. Also, THOSE CHEVRON WOOD FLOORS. AND THAT MARBLE BATHROOM. WOW! As an aside, I can't stop laughing. Did the dog in the photo above eat the trim on the door and this is his guilty face?

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Thursday
Oct122017

Kitchen envy - latest from Henrybuilt

Henrybuilt. What kitchen dreams are made of. I have been a huge fan of this American company's work for years (previous feature here) and I continue to be impressed with their craftsmanship and attention to detail. And I am still dreaming of the day I can have my own Henrybuilt kitchen. Given the minuscule size of my current kitchen, I totally understand the importance of having a place for everything and having functional cabinetry. Half of my cabinets are a pain in the ass to access which is ridiculous given I don't have enough storage space to begin with. These folks would solve all my problems. I get so giddy just thinking about what they could do to my kitchen. Not only do they create dream kitchens but interactive wall panels, wardrobes, bathrooms and furniture and anything else you could want built out of wood. 

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Thursday
Sep282017

Barnhouse - a contemporary home in London

WHOA. I spotted this house for sale on The Modern House and am having heart palpitations (and not because of the price). Barnhouse is one of Britain’s most architecturally significant contemporary houses and has never previously been offered for sale. Winner of the prestigious AJ First Building Award at the Stirling Prize ceremony in 2002, it was designed by Charlie Sutherland. The house is set behind the historic 18th-century Highgate High Street, deep into its quarter-acre site, providing complete privacy and tranquillity yet enjoying the convenience of the Village. There is approx. 6,000 sq ft of residential floor area, plus additional retail, integral garaging and covered courtyard space. The intention of the project was to unite the new house with the pre-existing buildings on the substantial site, to create an integrated living and working environment. As well as the four-bedroom main house, there is an original timber-clad barn, which was previously used as an artist’s studio. Further, incorporated as part of the original site is a paneled three / four-bedroom apartment, ideal for family or a service flat, above the interesting little shop and basement, which opens with a separate entrance onto the High Street. You can read further details on this spectacular home here, and do check out the floorplan. This home is a dream!!!

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Monday
Sep252017

The curse of orange knotty pine walls

Whenever I've been asked what to do with ugly orange-stained knotty pine walls or ceilings I have always had one answer ... paint them, paint it all! Sometimes you can't. You could be renting, you might not have the money or the time to invest in such a big job. Then I came across this log cabin styled by Susan Burns and it was an epiphany. The knotty pine walls and ceilings are the perfect foil for the white furniture and soft furnishings. OK the brick fireplace and some of the floors have been painted but the often overpowering orange wood has definitely been softened by what I'm calling the "white within". A pretty solution don't you think?

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Friday
Sep152017

Maison Bergdorf

Part cuckoo clock kitsch, part hipster cool all wrapped up in a historic Holzchalet in Interlaken Switzerland, Maison Bergdorf is the perfect guesthouse for our weekend virtual getaway. With 8 bedrooms, 3 parlours, fireplace and verandahs we can rent the entire house. Now whether to relax and do nothing, put on the hiking boots and head into the great outdoors or wind our way along Interlaken's Straßen. Time to brush up on my schoolgirl German.

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