Displaying posts from April, 2023

The gardens of a Spanish Colonial Revival

Posted on Fri, 21 Apr 2023 by KiM

This historic Spanish Colonial Revival home in Beverly Hills is a beauty, and landscape designer Scott Shrader created an exquisite outdoor space where the goal was keeping a sense of history whilst bringing it into the future. 17th century pilasters frame the driveway entry, custom iron gates, a 17th century stone water feature centered at the front door created a sort of courtyard. And he designated the pool as the hero with the addition of solid marble coping and a new spa that is glassed in on one side. Yessssss!!!! Photos: Lisa Romerein.

White canvas

Posted on Thu, 20 Apr 2023 by midcenturyjo

A white canvas as backdrop to a masterful interior by Madrid based designer Luis Gracia Fraile. His tools? Splashes of vibrant colours, emphatic forms and a mixture of the contemporary and the antique.

Photography by Pablo Sarabia

Pretty in pink

Posted on Thu, 20 Apr 2023 by midcenturyjo

“This kitchen is set in the Clay Retreat, a newly built, low-carbon, family home located in the New Forest and designed by local architects PAD Studio. One of our first challenges was incorporating enough storage for the family, whilst keeping the number of cupboards to a minimum so we designed tall cabinetry on one side that incorporates their coffee kit and a larder to house the family’s consumables. With all appliances on the back run there’s a generous worktop area for food prep on the island, PAD had a vision for this custom piece that includes waterfall edged Caesarstone worktops. Palette-wise, this space is all about soft, tactile, and natural finishes. PAD’s interior scheme includes clay render walls, timber battening, a balustrade hand wrapped in sisal rope and a poured concrete floor.”

A fabulous pop of pink in an eco friendly home. Perfect! New Forest Kitchen by Pluck.

Photography by Malcolm Menzies

Mas Pla de Calabuig

Posted on Wed, 19 Apr 2023 by KiM

In a small part of the Empordà paradise is Mas Pla de Calabuig, a place of 5 hectares of peace, of exquisite decoration full of details and with a unique Mediterranean garden. Three houses and a studio, a total of 700m2 and with a particular style each but with the harmony of the whole. Let yourself be seduced by every corner you find. A unique Mediterranean vegetable space, with a central garden with a saltwater pool and a pergola covered in natural shade. Enjoy the garden with seasonal organic products.
“Just come and enjoy the freedom of doing nothing. Sometimes by doing nothing, you do everything”
Do nothing? In a place like this? SIGN ME UP!!!

An English-style cottage in South Carolina

Posted on Wed, 19 Apr 2023 by KiM

This Arts and Crafts, English inspired cottage located on Brays Island, South Carolina, is a ‘pastoral blend of Anglo and Low Country traditions’ and it is gorgeous inside and out. I loooove the neutral grey tones with dark stone and exposed rustic beams. Designed by Beth Webb; architect: Peter Block; photos: Emily Followill