My love of all things dark. moody and full of texture and patina with lots of vintage will never ever waiver. And why my love of the style of designer Sean Anderson will also never waiver. When he goes dark he does it so incredibly well, and unlike any other designer I know. This home in Tennessee is packed with character and drama and I could stare at these beautiful spaces for hours. (Photos: Haris Kenjar)
Normally when I dream of an island getaway it involves palm trees, white sands and a Bali style pavilion or two. Today’s island dream is an old shipbuilder’s cabin on Vashon Island in Washington’s Puget Sound. Designers Hoedemaker Pfeiffer wove their magic over a year, gut-renovating and reinstating the history and personality of the house. An island dream indeed!
Photography by Thomas J. Story
Mid-century modern, an historic building in the Italian city of Vicenza and a bold use of colour. It’s a heady mix especially in the hands of interior architect Giacomo Totti. There is the dignity of the centuries old shell, the lightness of the furniture and the drama of colour all combining to create a fabulously chic apartment.
Why stick to châteaus when there are also stunning hôtel particulier properties too! This 8 bedroom jaw-dropping beauty is for sale here. Oh the things I could do with this!!! In the heart of the Quartier Latin, Paris 5th, a few meters from Place Maubert. This exceptional house with charm and historical character of approximately 650 sq.m, built in 1610 around a patio under a glass ceiling (retractable), has a terrace with a breathtaking view of Notre Dame de Paris, a swimming pool and a gym with sauna, a wine cellar. It consists of four floors and a vaulted stone basement: a music room, a reception room, a library lounge with fireplace opening onto the terrace, a large dining kitchen, a service studio, eight bedrooms, seven bathrooms, several dressing rooms and mezzanines. The six levels are served by an elevator.