“The aesthetic direction for this house might be described as a contemporary urban approach—a space that is comfortable, warm, and simple-but-not-spare, eschewing overt decoration in favor of a light touch.”
An old house, a new life, a new family. West Canton Street House in the South End of Boston by C & J Katz Studio.
Photography by Justine Hand
If you’re anything like me and smitten with centuries old architecture you may have had a hard time getting past the photo above. And then if you’re anything like me and smitten with deep earthy/spicey colours then you may a hard time getting past the two photos below. Suffice it to say I REALLY love this home. Constructed in 1675 as a country retreat for a retired naval captain, we were instructed to help the owners of this handsome 17th-century Oxfordshire farmhouse restore, decorate and furnish the interior. We worked closely with the clients to add richness and colour, sourcing Georgian furniture and antique textiles to give the house an established feel. We kept as many original features as possible including the late 17th century oak staircase, whilst carefully replacing missing parts of the original floors and restoring cornices and chimneypieces. Designed by Max Rollitt.
How beautiful. A delicate historic skin wrapped around luxuriously simple interiors. The perfect oasis in Madrid by BAO.
Kitchen old and tired? Falling apart, layout lacking or sad and grimy? You’ve got the kitchen blues. Here’s a little inspiration to get your creative juices flowing. Cambridge Gardens kitchen by Blakes London.