Displaying posts from February, 2022

Mesón Hidalgo

Posted on Tue, 15 Feb 2022 by KiM

I still have San Miguel de Allende on my list of must-visit places and what a dream it would be to stay at a place as gorgeous as Mesón Hidalgo.

Laura Kirar was leaving the city of San Miguel de Allende for another when she stepped, by chance, through the doors of a centuries-old manor house off Calle Hidalgo and—utterly enchanted—into an entirely different story. The house, renamed Mesón Hidalgo, was founded in 2019 as an intimate collaboration between four women-led brands rooted in México—a designer, a silversmith, a clothier, and a perfumer. Blurring the lines between environment and experience, style and lifestyle, history and present, México’s first guesthouse-boutique offers three one-of-a-kind, private guestrooms (designed by Laura), four luxury shops, and endlessly curated experiences hosted by artists and inspired by the spirit of San Miguel de Allende. From the artisan soap in the bath to the art on the walls, nearly every unforgettable detail of our home is designed to become part of yours.

A library at the end of the garden

Posted on Mon, 14 Feb 2022 by midcenturyjo

Dear Design Gods hear my prayer. I want a studio space at the end of my garden just like this one by London-based Turner Architects. A library, under a tree, at the end of the garden. Sigh. I have the tree in the garden. I just need these talented architects to complete my dream.

Photography by Adam Scott

A wonderful example of contemporary family living in a classic cottage. Layers of unsympathetic renovations were removed, floor plans fineesed and the results are warm, inviting and tonal. Wee Burn by Greenwich, Connecticut based Becca Interiors.

A 13th century castle in Italy

Posted on Sun, 13 Feb 2022 by KiM

Where do I sign? What a dreamy little slice of ancient history in Italy, and can be yours for €6,450,000 (for sale via Sotheby’s). Set in the delightful village of Monteleone not far from Cesena, this magnificent castle dating back to 1200 is well maintained with all the original features, restored and preserved with great attention to detail, protected by its high walls and the two ancient towers that act as sentinels, inside it hides a small church and a precious private garden. The complex adjacent to the castle consists of two renovated units and other cottages scattered over the property grounds. The property also has a large panoramic terrace, where on clear days you have a splendid sea view and a view of the uncontaminated and hills of Cesena. The property includes approximately 360 hectares of land, of which 8 hectares are vineyards in production.

Working on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 12 Feb 2022 by midcenturyjo

It’s like I say week in week out. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it helps if it’s somewhere stylish like Lindsay Gerber Interiors own studio work space.