A 17th century castle near Paris

Posted on Sun, 5 Jun 2022 by KiM

Near Paris, a 17th century castle, in the heart of an exceptional romantic and botanical park of about 45 ha. The castle consists of a main building framed by two wings at right angles, an extension called “Le petit château” (the small castle) has been added to the south wing, which is slightly set back by an elegant small courtyard. To the north are the outbuildings, stables, water tower, chapel, service quarters and two greenhouses. On the west side, a lake adorns the largely walled park. This main building is approximately 17,700 sq ft, the outbuildings are over 7,500 sq ft and the property has over 20 bedrooms! This can allllll be yours for 12 500 000 €. For sale via Patrice Besse.

An artist’s guesthouse on Long Island

Posted on Fri, 3 Jun 2022 by KiM

Our clients live in a charming but small house, so when the opportunity to buy the place next door arrived, they gladly bought the house and dedicated it to hospitality and art. Built in the 1980s, the interiors were filled with elaborate moldings and wallpaper. We simplified the rooms, channeling the spirit of early American architecture with some later Arts and Crafts details. The ground floor rooms are designed for the display of art and for entertaining, with guest rooms upstairs. The decoration reflects the philosophy of Jayne Design Studio: that great design is often a combination of the old and new– or as we often phase it: ancient and modern. We forged a connection between the back hall and the upstairs rooms by cutting a hole in the exterior wall and disguising it with a wardrobe – an ode to the homeowner’s fascination with mythology and The Chronicles of Narnia.
Love the bold use of colour, the eclectic vibe and the elements of whimsy throughout.

A Portland home by Heidi Caillier

Posted on Fri, 3 Jun 2022 by KiM

Heidi Caillier just won’t quit! This Portland home is designed in her signature style of old mixed with new, bright and warm mixed with dark and moody, patterns and textures aplenty. (Photos: Haris Kenjar)

Los Angeles interior designer Lauren Piscione of LP Creative created such a beautiful oasis for herself in this rental home in Silver Lake that sits up in a canopy of leaves. I adore the earthy calm of the space, the casualness, the faux concrete wall, all the vintage fabrics…. (Photos: Michael Clifford)

A London pied-à-terre by Kate Guinness

Posted on Wed, 1 Jun 2022 by KiM

Warm and inviting with colours and patterns that uplift and create serious cozy vibes in this Islington pied-à-terre designed by Kate Guinness. (Photos: James McDonald)