Displaying posts from June, 2021

Black and white in a London home

Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 by KiM

Black and white and modern all over. This Hampstead, London home is another project by Rome-based architect and designer Stefano Dorata.

The Peter Pan House

Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 by KiM

It only makes sense to name the home in which JM Barrie wrote Peter Pan The Peter Pan House. This West London townhouse is a Grade II*-listed property in which not one single detail (door handles included) can be changed without permission, and thus its quirks were reserved, and the owners requested the designer, Studio Ashby, utilize lots of colour and pattern. It’s traditional yet full of energy and whimsy. (Photos: Brotherton Lock)

Quintessentially English

Posted on Wed, 9 Jun 2021 by midcenturyjo

Dipping into the portfolio of interior designer Julia Barnard. Fabulous fabrics, comfy upholstered chairs, roll-top baths, overblown flowers and the smell of beeswax on brown furniture. I can hear the whack of cricket ball on bat, smell the scones in the Aga, know the kids are home from pony club soon and all is well in the English countryside.

The Good Room

Posted on Wed, 9 Jun 2021 by midcenturyjo

You know the room, the good one, the one at the front of the house you never use. You’re always out the back in the family room while the good room gathers dust. Not if the good room is styled by Simone Haag. Think 70s funky meets contemporary chic in a room lined with rich Edwardian wood panelling and whimsical wallpaper. It’s vibrant, it’s fun and it’s definitely not a musty, dusty Good Room.

Photography by Dylan James

Maple Hill barn

Posted on Tue, 8 Jun 2021 by KiM

I absolutely adore this barn conversion, another project by Archer & Buchanan Architecture. The complete renovation of a late 19th century barn was part of a comprehensive property plan encompassing 20 acres formerly owned by Main Line architect Walter Durham (1896-1976). The structure was restored with recycled barn materials, insulated and resided, maintaining the feeling of a barn on the interior. The finished work includes the great room, kitchen, study and bath on the main level and screened porch, play area and wine cellar on the lower level. Builder: Corso Brothers; Interiors: Michael Shannon; Photography: Tom Crane Photography