Hannah Pemberton of WANDA transformed a 2700 sq ft Arts and Crafts home in the English seaside town of Margate that had fallen into disrepair into a contemporary, colourful space for her and her family. The unique colours used in just-the-right-dose-so-not-to-be-overwhelming ways are really refreshing and spirited. Photos: Chris Snook for Domino.
While we’re in full-on summer outdoor project mode and my gardens are lush and colourful (such a welcome change from winter’s stark blandness), I thought it fitting to share some garden inspiration. These spectacular outdoor spaces by U.K. based garden & landscape designer Matthew Wilson are incredible. I love the juxtaposition of the garden structures with the soft and flowy nature of the “unstructured” plantings.
The owner of this Park Avenue apartment has a penchant for blue, and a love of art. That combination along with the bold style of designer Nick Olsen makes for a really graphic, dynamic and really eye-popping space. I love the tension created by using antique/classic furnishings paired with the modern art. (Photos: Thomas Loof)
The only house at the end of the lane, Ford Cottage sits among woodland, streams and meadowland. This restored cottage in Dorset has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, wood beams, stone flooring throughout the ground floor, sitting room with a central fireplace and wood burning stove, two streams running through the gardens that meet at a waterfall that include several bridges, a dew pond, a terrace with pergola, and 2 garages. Where do I sign? I just need a barn for some 4 legged friends and I would be in heaven. For sale for £850,000 via Jackson-Stops.
If I were to have a cottage in a place like Martha’s Vineyard, I would want it to be decorated exactly like this. Especially that yellow kitchen. Such a charming and incredibly inviting home that I bet allows for the most epic granny naps and games nights. Historic preservation + deep energy retrofit + interior design by Cuppett Kilpatrick.