Displaying posts from April, 2022

Mid-century colour

Posted on Wed, 27 Apr 2022 by midcenturyjo

“Ledgewood, a compact California modernist home nestled in the Hollywood Hills, was designed in 1961 by Robert Kennard, a pioneering Black architect who fought to open the profession to minorities and women. As with any renovation of a historic property, our challenge was to preserve the form and spirit of the original structure while gently ushering it into the 21st century. We believe the most meaningful way to respect great architecture is to demonstrate its adaptability to the rhythms and rituals of contemporary life.”

Breathing new life into this mid-century gem Studio Shamshiri used colour and natural materials to increase the connection between inside and out. Think verdant greens and earthy browns while leather, wood and handmade tiles add texture and interest.

“Each room evokes a feeling of a detailed collector – through vintage rugs, antique furniture, decorative objects and, of course, art. The entirety of space is elevated, interesting and also comfortable. This house is a true color story that ebbs and flows with a harmonious blend of quiet and bold moments, casual spaces and also subtle notes of formality. The end result is an unexpected, complex and layered home, much like the art it is serving to frame.”

The family home of the founder of Framebridge by  Zoë Feldman Design not only showcases the art (in Framebridge frames of course) but the marriage of old and new resulting in stylish modern living with more than a touch of fun.


Photography by Stacy Zarin Goldberg

Welcome to Katie Rosenfeld‘s new-old home. A historic Tudor that is a feast for the eyes. I love all of the patterns, the earthiness and the bits of black throughout. Photos: Read McKendree
The extensive renovation of this home took place in the height of the Covid pandemic, and was inspired by the history of the home and the Anglophile homeowner’s obsession with all things British. The result is a quirky, unfitted family home that celebrates imperfection, nooks and crannies and showcases a home well lived in. There are character references throughout.
In Katie’s own home, you see her unleashed whimsy and sense of humor, while managing to stick with classic, iconic and historically appropriate touches.
(In case you missed my Katie feature from February check it out here)

A designer’s home in the Cotswolds

Posted on Tue, 26 Apr 2022 by KiM

I was looking up the work of designer Nicholas Haslam and found a couple of articles about one of his latest projects – his new home in the Cotwolds. It’s charming and resourceful and small yet filled with beautiful things in every nook and cranny, furnished with pieces from nearby auction houses and local dealers, and objects that he has frequently transformed from their original purposes. For example, the library chandelier is made up of a cake tin, a plant support and a tin star with pods of an Indian oak-apple tree painted green, all hanging from a red plastic chain bought at a local agricultural store. The central light in his bedroom is an upturned Ikea fruit bowl; cardboard butterflies are silhouetted inside an outsize round paper lampshade in the hall; and painted corrugated cardboard makes a sensational dado in the library. A large ceramic vase, marbleised in viridian green by the potter, stands under a console in the hall; it needed a top and by cutting in half and marble-painting a rubber ball that fits it exactly, Nicky finished it off with appropriate panache. (Photos: Simon Upton via House & Garden and Galerie)

Working with interior designer Audhild Samseth from Nordic Sense, Ask og Eng a Norwegian sustainable kitchen and furniture studio designed then made the kitchen for her new townhouse located in Palma, Spain. Beautifully simple yet carefully crafted, bespoke and made of sustainable bamboo. What more could you ask?