A newly built French château

Posted on Wed, 30 Nov 2022 by KiM

The beauty and warmth of classic architecture and design is something that is unparalleled. Situated on a sprawling equestrian property of nearly 100 acres, this French-inspired country estate was built and designed to last generations. A legacy property such as this needed each selection to reflect times both past and present. Believing the beauty of a home is in the details, our team worked closely alongside the architect, builder, and countless trades to bring this oak-timber-framed property to life. Working from the architectural phase to the decorating phase, the project was nearly three years in the making, something we feel shows in the finished home.
What a beauty this home is! I keep imagining this with darker wood finishes so it was a bit more dramatic but I imagine the homeowners were after something bright and airy. By PlaidFox Studio. (Photos: Ema Peter; Builder: Homestar)

It has been a little while since we visited the portfolio of San Francisco designer Jeff Schlarb, and boy did I ever miss his quirky, playful spaces! This home is a bit less playful and a bit more sophisticated than some of this designs but I adore the colours, patterns (note how in the black and white bedroom the fabric on the walls lines up with the fabric on the headboard!!!) and sculptural elements he’s known for.
We approached the interiors of this 3 story English Tudor Revival home with the goal of fusing our client’s interests in vintage and collectible pieces with our contemporary art-forward aesthetic. (Photos: Noe DeWitt)

Palazzo Campo Santo Stefano

Posted on Mon, 28 Nov 2022 by KiM

This seventeenth-century Venetian palazzo in Campo Santo Stefano, Venice is so beautiful I could cry. Having been stripped of its historic identity over many years, Charles Zana restored the home back to all its fresco, terrazzo and leaded glass window glory and it is magnificent. A contemporary masterpiece it became. (Photos: Matthieu Salvaing)

A sophisticated townhouse in Markham, ON

Posted on Mon, 28 Nov 2022 by KiM

These days I don’t often feature new build homes as those with history are more my thing but these photos of a model townhome in Markham, Ontario by Kylemore is quite spectacular. Their attention to detail (even in the photo above – check out the curves in the drywall above that stove wall) and the finishes and décor are spectacular. I’d happily move in there with a truck full of antiques and make this work.

A compound for sale in Semur-en-Auxois

Posted on Sun, 27 Nov 2022 by KiM

The sales listing for this home calls it a hôtel particulier but I think compound is more appropriate because it is surrounded by walls creating a courtyard. And I loooooooove homes designed to create that sense of privacy for an outdoor space. And those arching blue doors to greet you as you enter the compound…..OH LA LA!!! This home really does have such incredible bones that I can very much see past the underwhelming décor and imagine all the things I could do with this. (Quick notes: it was built in 1690, is 450 m² with 15 rooms including 6 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, is located in Semur-en-Auxois – a commune of the Côte-d’Or department in eastern France and is for sale via Capifrance for 550 000 €)