Displaying posts from April, 2023

Contemporary yet classic, luxurious yet liveable, a relaxed oasis in the bustling city. Let’s just call it a neutral nirvana. Kensington Apartment by Emma Shone-Sanders of London-based Design & That Studio.

Dignified minimalism

Posted on Mon, 24 Apr 2023 by midcenturyjo

“This project restored the dignity and scale of the interiors of this six storey grade II*-listed west London townhouse, following unsympathetic renovations and a major flood in which water poured through the house for several days from an attic water tank. The spaces on each floor were opened up, the cornices re-cast, and the walls repaired with traditional lathe and plaster with lime render and limewash, giving weight and softness to the spaces. New insertions use rare Breccia verde marble to provide contrast, reflecting the foliage outside to the front and rear of the house. The kitchen occupies the principal entrance floor of the house, and responds to the scale of the space.”

Dignified, restrained and luxurious. London Palazzo by William Smalley.

A 12th century converted church in Suffolk

Posted on Sun, 23 Apr 2023 by KiM

This Grade II*-listed 12th-century former church in Rishangles, Suffolk, was sensitively converted in the 1980s into a wonderful four-bedroom house. The renovation was completed by a local furniture maker who used local timber in a considered way to ensure the house retained its ecclesiastical grandeur, keeping the focus firmly on the original features, such as stained-glass windows, soaring ceilings and exposed wooden beams. Further thoughtful modifications by successive owners mean it is fully equipped for modern living. Nestled in an acre of garden with nearby woodland and fields, the house is secluded yet close to the thriving market towns of Eye and Debenham while readily accessed from London.
I have church conversions on my mind after finding last weeks beauty, and then my husband sent me a real estate listing to one in a nearby town that had me dreaming about buying it, and then I found this one on Inigo. I think I’d prefer one without a graveyard on the property though. Eeeekkkkkk.

Working on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 22 Apr 2023 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. Limoz Logli by Design & That Studio.

The ground floor of this Victorian terrace had been extended over time, creating a series of seemingly purposeless, poorly-lit rooms. Our task was to reorganise the layout to create a warm yet hard-working family home in which each room serves a purpose. Home to a young family, it was important that the ground floor had space for both the children and the adults. Immediately opposite the front door was a functionless room that led through to the kitchen. By relocating the entrance to this room – adding steps and a glazed pocket door – we were able to create a cocooning TV snug for the children. Bespoke joinery lines the walls, whilst a weighty curtain encloses the room in the evenings. The drawing room has now become TV-free and is furnished with reupholstered mid-century pieces already in the clients’ possession. It leads on to a library, which makes use of what was a functionless thoroughfare – a feature of most Victorian terraces. A flight of burgundy steps connects the library to the kitchen, which now has a joyous palette of lilac and yellow. A crisp tide line of colour adds character to the walls, whilst a range of considered lighting options conjure different moods.
Another pat on the back for designer Sarah Brown whose use of colour is always so unique and cheerful. And she’s once again making me think a yellow kitchen is the ultimate.