You may have seen these photos before as this jaw-dropping, spectacular home in Darling Point of designer Tamsin Johnson (that she bought at the height of the pandemic!) made the rounds of magazines/blogs etc. but I thought it was a shame to not share something THIS GOOD here as well. It’s old and new, historic and modern, whimsical and elegant, and has a WOW factor that can’t be beat. I adore every inch of it. And this isn’t all. More to come later. (Photos: Anson Smart)
A place to cook, to sit, to eat, a place to gather … and a butler’s pantry just a step away. Cozy and inviting, warmed by its yellow and buttercream colour palette. I couldn’t leave today without sharing another wonderful kitchen diner by Côte de Folk.
“I truly believe that our homes are a reflection of ourselves. A beautiful home is not just a frivolous desire to acquire nice things, it is about our engagement with the things that make us happy, calm and productive. For me, home is the space I am truly myself. It has to be many things to me, which means it has to be functional, but this doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful as well. In fact, I think surrounding yourself with beauty, whatever that means to you, is an act of self-care that can change your life.”
A designer’s own space is a beautiful source of inspiration and it’s no different with this cosy little kitchen diner by Sophie Rowell, founder of Côte de Folk. Perfectly imperfect, colourful and cozy it’s the quintessential Brit cottage with flair.
A 1930s neglected French château was restored with the help of Newberry Campa Architects and decorator Kara Childress. This stunning limestone 30,000 sq ft home is about as luxurious as it gets but still maintains some elements of history and has some comfortable spaces that aren’t overly fussy. Modernized château living at its finest. (Photos from Kara’s website and there are more in this AD feature)
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 stylish and what’s more stylish than interior designer’s own studio? By Nicoline Beerkens.