Floor to ceiling windows, bespoke cabinets with a waterfall marble countertop, brass accents and rich wooden floors. What’s not to love about this stylish Baltimore kitchen by Bria Hammel Interiors? Add the cutest little corgi and well, it’s just about perfect. If you love the look then you can see more of this stunning house here.
Photography by Jennifer Hughes
European glamour with its sparkly chandeliers, ornate gilded frames, carved wood furniture and stacks of old books is a style that always captivates me. Annie Brahler-Smith of Illinois-based design firm Euro Trash does this so very well. Rustic-luxe is such a beautiful thing.
I love Los Angeles-based interior design firm Reath Design‘s ability to maintain a lot of the history of a home whilst adding some funk and modernizing to keep things current. This Craftsman in Berkeley, California epitomizes this. Patterns and textures are abundant here with some beautiful wallpaper, fabrics and rugs. All of the beautiful moldings are left natural, and in this case I think they really should be. LOVE!
Photos: Laure Joliet
There’s a movement stirring, a perception of the importance of what has come before, of architectural memory, a sense of place and space and the past, of how we can preserve it yet live our modern lives. It’s not a new idea but definitely an idea whose time has come.
“Workstead House | Charleston is the physical exploration of southern modernism—a design philosophy informed by the distinctive heritage of the American South. Originally built in 1853 on Charleston’s historic “Bee’s Row,” the grand, three-story home and accompanying carriage house were meticulously restored under the careful direction of Workstead, with every element curated in deference to, and reverence of, past and future, evoking a style—and lifestyle—both new and deeply remembered in South Carolina’s low country.
Workstead House | Charleston draws on the property’s unique, storied past, reincarnating heritage elements as modern luxury in a welcoming home. Materials are rich, honest, and meant to last. Original details such as stairs, floors, molding, windows and doors of the home were preserved and restored, with updated conveniences carefully incorporated. The result is an all-sensory experience of southern modernism.”
I am a sucker for all things vintage, so I had to share this home in Somerset, England I found via Period Living because the homeowner clearly shares my obsession. Built in 1750 and purchased a few years back by Hana Reynolds and her family, they had the home rewired, re-plastered, a new kitchen added and the bathroom renovated. Filled with mostly traditional style antiques, a bit of mid-century and all kinds of beautiful vintage floral artwork, it is a throw-back to its roots and is absolutely charming.
Photos: Colin Poole