It’s like I say week after week. If you have to drag yourself into the office on the weekend it certainly helps if it’s stylish and cool. Just like the offices of In Plus Inc, an interior design firm and architectural firm based in New York.
We are back in Surrey, U.K. but now featuring a 10,000 sq ft mansion restructured and redesigned by Maurizio Pellizzoni. Dating from 1901, this large Edwardian property is rooted in the Arts and Crafts movement. The client was keen to incorporate existing pieces of furniture from various family trips abroad into the new design. These pieces were distributed amongst the rooms in the house, and used as the inspiration behind each room’s individual colour scheme and feel, creating an eclectic yet personal overall design aesthetic. Maurizio completely redesigned the kitchen alongside a local expert kitchen maker. Particular attention was paid to final details throughout the property in order to achieve a high-level of elegance and sophistication in the design, such as the beautifully crafted door handles by Charles Edwards. For the relaxed and informal living space, the client requested timeless nautical style that would also translate to a contemporary, English countryside setting. In order to achieve this, Maurizio designed a scheme inspired by the signature Hampton’s style, an effortless mix of smart tailoring, cool blue and neutral tones and natural materials. Maurizio worked to develop bespoke furniture pieces, which use local craft, materials and resources to reinforce the connection between the property and its location in the English countryside.
By now you will know how much I love an English kitchen so I thought I’d start this Surrey house tour in the kitchen and what a fabulous kitchen it is! It’s not just this room that is great though. Check out the rest of the house by Love Interiors (apt name don’t you think?) on their website. It’s mighty fine as well.
In my backyard is a detached garage. It is tilting to one side and is a dumping ground for all sorts of crap. And we can’t even fit our car in it. I would give ANYTHING to turn it into something this incredible. This backyard writer’s studio was created from the conversion of a 100 sq ft garage. WHOA. Interior design: Andrea McLean Styling: Laura Melling Photos: WTFU