A charming holiday cottage

Posted on Thu, 20 Jan 2022 by KiM

Now this is a cottage vibe I can get behind! Whimsical, a bit country but with some more modern touches, super casual and relaxed where no one cares if you forgot to take your shoes off. Bridlepath Berkshire holiday cottage designed by Turner Pocock.

A very open concept Brooklyn loft

Posted on Thu, 20 Jan 2022 by KiM

Designer Jenny Dina Kirschner of JDK Interiors bought a 1,400 square foot studio loft in Brooklyn with 30-foot ceilings and renovated it top to bottom, creating a wonderfully bright and very much open space for her and her family (result was 2,000 sq feet with an 1,100 square foot rooftop terrace). Now this is loft living at its finest. I adore her massive statement chandelier that once hung in a church in Amsterdam, and how her office turns easily into a guest room thanks to a handy murphy bed. (Photos: Ryan Dausch)

I am in love with every detail of this Georgian townhouse designed by London-based Barlow & Barlow. A bunch of fun colours (as they do), tons of great built-in storage in almost every room, a to die for outdoor courtyard, a cool velvet wrapped cinema room in the basement (I need this in my next home), so bold and liveable and such great energy.

It can be tough when starting with a builder-grade, white box of nothingness and wanting the result to be cozy and inviting. Marissa Bero managed to do just that in this Manhattan apartment, even with keeping the main living space white. Built-in bookcases create a much more homey feel in the living room area and the plush rug, lounge-y sectional and puppies really add to the chill vibe 🙂 Subtle patterned wallpaper in the bedrooms help add texture but maintain brightness. (Photos: Genevieve Garruppo)

An interior designer’s Suffolk country home

Posted on Sun, 16 Jan 2022 by KiM

I continue to dream of stately manors and castles in the countryside (far away from the frigid winters and uninspiring architecture of Canada I find so soul-crushing). This one built in the 18th century in Suffolk is home to interior designer Kate Earle of Todhunter Earle, and is full of character and history evident with the addition of a plethora of antiques and textiles. What a beauty.