An English Arts & Crafts home

Posted on Mon, 20 Jan 2020 by KiM

Back at you with more from Nina Farmer and this 1904 Arts & Crafts home outside of Boston that thankfully has most or its original woodwork still intact (and looking mighty fine!). The problem was the kitchen had renovated previously and needed a serious makeover. Nina went art deco with it and the result is one of the most beautiful and unique kitchens I have ever seen.

Photos: Paul Raeside

A beach house on Martha’s Vineyard

Posted on Mon, 20 Jan 2020 by KiM

Boston-based designer Nina Farmer bought this 1950s single-story home set on its own private beach on Martha’s Vineyard, went against the grain and gave it some Moroccan touches, and then sold it. Beach vibes be damned! Unexpected is the way to go, always.

I am desperate for a virtual transportation to a warmer climate while I stare out through the ice frozen on my window (it’s currently -26C) at the blizzard pounding us with snow (20 cm). When I spotted this home in Mallorca on Sköna hem I knew it was just what the doctor ordered (I coincidentally am fighting the onset of a cold).  Formerly a farm and vineyard, it had been abandoned for 70 years until its new homeowners from Sweden found it and transformed it into their dream home. And what a dream it is!!!

 Photos: Anna Malmberg

In true Sasha Bikoff fashion, she has taken something ordinary and made it extraordinary. Ok, this “Garden State Revival House” in Newark, New Jersey isn’t exactly ordinary but it’s sooooo traditional on the outside that you would never in a million years expect to see rooms painted pink, yellow, green, red, purple, blue, teal, lime. The insanity!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!

A renovated apartment in Tel Aviv

Posted on Wed, 15 Jan 2020 by KiM

Sorana Kfir, a designer in Tel Aviv, reached out to us about this apartment she designed for her client, who took it over after her parents passed away. Sorana planned the new layout and decor of the space, and though it appears very modern in its transformation, there are pieces left from the homeowner’s past as well as some remnants of the old space reused as I’ll point out below. It’s now an eclectic and homey space.

The hutch above was lined with tiles from the old backsplash. Love that!

The vertical light feature at the end of the hallway to the bedrooms was a partition originally located at the entrance of the apartment and was reworked to serve a new purpose.