Displaying posts from July, 2022

A Paris family home

Posted on Mon, 11 Jul 2022 by KiM

Olivier and Carole didn’t hesitate when they came across this millstone house from the beginning of the century, a stone’s throw from Parc Montsouris. It was just perfect for a large blended family. Delightfully old-fashioned with its small rooms and flowered papers, it still needed a complete overhaul. This allowed it to be slightly restructured to make it a place that is totally adapted to the new inhabitants.
Each floor is beautifully organised. The ground floor is the meeting place for the whole family: a beautiful entrance hall with its 1900 cement tiles and an invigorating red colour, a large living room with two deep velvet sofas and a reading corner near the library and the fireplace; a huge kitchen with a farm table and large shelves for displaying the dishes, not forgetting the scullery which overlooks the inner courtyard. The first floor is the children’s floor: two bedrooms for the girls with a spacious bathroom to share, a third bedroom with its toilet for Igor. The top floor under the roof is mainly the parents’, with a huge room that allows for the accumulation of books…

As is quintessentially Marianne Evennou, she has created a vibrancy and homeliness in this 160m2 space in Paris’ 13e. Photos: Grégory Timsit

Victorian country

Posted on Mon, 11 Jul 2022 by KiM

Spaces that stand the test of time, confidently layering colour, pattern and texture whilst cohesively blending old with new. Unique, bespoke, casual and as comfortable as can be. Loving these rooms designed by London based Maddalena Minerva.

A château for sale in Bordeaux

Posted on Sun, 10 Jul 2022 by KiM

This stunning 11 bedroom, 9 bathroom French castle was built in the the middle of the 19th century and is located about a 20 minute drive from Bordeaux. This castle has been completely renovated with quality materials by an architect specializing in the restoration of historic buildings and I can’t help but laugh at alot of the interior. Trendy much? It has a lot going for it regardless – a 5-hectare park, 19th century wind turbine, heated outdoor swimming pool with pool house, a “sound and light” installation that illuminates the chateau in the evening while music is played from loudspeakers hidden throughout the chateau grounds (OMGGGGG). For sale via Leggett and Belles Demeures.

Working on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 9 Jul 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. MAAP HQ by Clare Cousins Architects.

Stalking on the Thames

Posted on Fri, 8 Jul 2022 by midcenturyjo

As in right on the Thames. Estate agency The Modern House describes the unique home as “Handsomely moored on the southern banks of the Thames, Bosco is a spectacularly converted 1950s Dutch barge with a 120-year mooring on Oyster Pier in Battersea. She was designed by LAB Architects for their own family and contains three bedrooms, two living spaces, a utility room, an open-plan kitchen/dining room, and a sublime winter garden on the deck.”

I’ve always had a daydream of living on a houseboat but this is a houseboat on steroids and I’m in love.