With a deep appreciation for design, our clients tasked us with creating a timeless kitchen, finely crafted using quality materials to meet the needs of their young family. Initially presented with a cluttered layout, we worked within the footprint of the existing kitchen to improve the flow and functionality of the space. Repositioning the breakfast nook below the newly exposed round window (previously hidden behind the refrigerator) creates a natural connection between the kitchen and living spaces beyond. A designated appliance area affords a sense of calm in the hub of the kitchen while displaying the client’s impressive ceramic collection. The role of materiality enriches the space, creating a warm and grounded kitchen for our clients to inject their passion for colour, pattern and pre-loved items.
I am immediately stashing away this kitchen by Stockholm-based Inuti Design in my inspiration folder. Many of us have dealt with a small, badly planned kitchen and this is such a stellar example of how to take the bad and turn it into something so very good. (There was a fridge in front of that round window??? Whyyyyyyyyyyyyy) Photos: Fanny Radvik; Styling: Linda Ring.
A stone’s throw from the Houses of Parliament, on one of the finest early Georgian streets in London, is this beautiful pair of houses that in 1906 had been combined to form a single dwelling. We remodelled the whole house, moving the kitchen and bathrooms, restoring the staircase, putting back panelling, replacing walls that had been taken down. The interiors are intentionally simple, drawing on the original early 18th century character of the rooms, but with a playful sense of pattern, and a palimpsest of history, running through its veins. We used extensive fabrics and papers from Watts of Westminster, Morris & Co and Robert Kime in developing a palette of soft, calm greys, taupes and greens, with splashes of burned red, yellow and Prussian blue throughout. The garden was completely remodelled by Pip Morrison and we designed a metal glasshouse at the corner of the garden which catches the rays of the evening sun.
Another timeless beauty designed by Ben Pentreath, where I could move right in as it is with simply my clothes, the husband and cats.
This East Village duplex penthouse was owned by designer Alfredo Paredes and if you didn’t see the terrace photos you might assume this was located somewhere in the Mediterranean or tucked away in a Tuscan hillside. A fireplace, oversized, casement windows and 5 arched glass doors, natural white oak bookcases, panelling and cabinetry, raw plaster walls, reclaimed wood ceilings, French limestone tile floors all imbue this “it can’t be New York” vibe and the neutral colour palette of cream, brown and black perfectly offsets the architecture. This is stunning. Photos: Miguel Flores-Vianna.
This four-story, 1940s townhouse is located in a Beaux Arts building in Buenos Aires and has such a beautiful neoclassical façade, with pilasters and decorative ironwork. Inside you will find a marble floor in a grand foyer (that transforms into an entry gallery/reception space_, a multi-level curved staircase, a lower level entertaining room with an impressive wine cellar, a backyard that is perfect for gatherings…. It is quite the party pad! Designed by Stephania Kallos and Abigail Turin of Kallos Turin, based in London and San Francisco. Photos: Ricardo Labougle
Our Belgian midcentury project introduces a modern European take on a 3,100 sq foot gambrel colonial-style home primely located in Rhode Island. This house had been built in the 80s, filled with a lot of builder grade finishes and half finished renovations leaving a rather fragmented starting point for our clients. This project’s intention was an effort to sew the fragments back together whilst creating a greater connection – a sense of purpose for the home and its stewards. Here we wanted to go back to the beginning — working with natural earthen materials crafted by local artisans from tadelakt, to fine cabinet making, furniture joinery, hand forged iron work and detailed custom upholstery.
This home by Moore House Design is so tactile and filled with such exquisite fabrics and finishes. You don’t need drama with colour or pattern in a situation like this. The materials selected are dramatic in their simple beauty. Photos: Erin Little.