The south London home of designer Octavia Dickinson and her family is full of life. Lots of lively colours, patterns, artwork and antiques make this home bright, invigorating and casually comfortable. (Photos: Paul Massey & Harry Crowder)
Absolutely in love with the attention to detail, textures and the beautiful moody tones in this Brooklyn loft designed by Pappas Miron. It’s incredible how much warmth can be created with some grasscloth wallpaper, thick curtains and dark colours. (Photos: Stephen Kent Johnson, Styling: Colin King)
This 13th century castle is an intrinsic part of the Puy-de-Dôme department and has a rich past closely linked to the royal history of France. Restoration works began in the 1990’s and are still ongoing. A superb example of heritage restoration supervised by a master architect specialised in French Historic Buildings, an architecture historian and a host of landscape gardeners. The current owners have poured all their energy into breathing new life into the property and its activities, modernising it without changing its architecture. Its natural setting, the building itself, its large function rooms and reception areas, its landscaped vistas, the gardens and the still-water pool, as well as its secret passageway through the dry moat are all assets and delights just waiting to be explored.
An absolutely breathtaking property, with sooo much history and love poured into it over the years. For sale, and more info via Patrick Besse.
Warmth and charm were infused into this 1790’s farm by clearly defining the personality of every room – yet having small moments of connection to make the home feel complete. We worked with the home’s existing floor plan to maintain the historical character and updated all the finishes, paint colors and furnishings so it’s liveable but not too precious.
This is how you pay homage to the history of a home. With charm and comfort oozing from every corner. Another project designed by Washington based Cameron Ruppert. Photographer: Stacy Zarin Goldberg. (Link here in case you missed my feature last week of a much bolder but equally charming home)
Surrounded by the high mountains and alpine valleys of the Le Mas commune of Côte d’Azur in South-eastern France, is this beautiful home designed by Nicky Haslam. Magically endearing as soon as you walk through the front door. His style is imbued thoughout, each space unique and a statement.