A spectacular New York City loft

Posted on Mon, 14 Nov 2022 by KiM

This New York City loft is drop dead gorgeous and I am completely smitten. It has everything: colour, pattern, vintage, modern, light and dark, texture, a little shine…. Todd Nickey and Amy Kehoe really outdid themselves with this project. (Photos: Haris Kenjar)

A chalet in Normandy

Posted on Mon, 14 Nov 2022 by KiM

A multidisciplinary collective more than a classical architecture firm, Uchronia takes its name from the reflection on fictitional and ephemeral time. The studio creates encompassing “places of experience”, removing the barriers between technique and creativity.
Based in Paris, this firm created quite a spectacular space within this chalet-style home in Deauville, Normandy. That central stone fireplace is an incredible feature.

A manor and country estate in Latvia for sale

Posted on Sun, 13 Nov 2022 by KiM

The first news about the Ranka manor dates back to 1638. It was a home for a couple of centuries and then became a school and then an infirmary, and then a school again, and a fire broke out in 1986 in one building, then restored, and then another fire in 1990 completely destroyed the building and only the exterior walls remain. It became privately owned in 2003 and much work done since. This estate sits on 20 ha, which includes 3 ponds. For the time being, four outbuildings of the Ranka manor have been renovated – the granary, the stable, the garden house and the New Castle. A barn was converted into a library with 10,000 books, the stable has been turned into a luxurious white hall, the garden house has two family apartments, and the New Castle is dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Bernadette’s Roman Catholic Chapel. There are 46 rooms – including 17 bedrooms and 21 bathrooms. Currently for sale via Realportico for $3.5M USD.

Sean Anderson goes dark again

Posted on Thu, 10 Nov 2022 by KiM

This Alabama cabin-like home is everything I love about a cabin. And I LOVE them dark. Dark wood clad everything, massive stone fireplaces, black and earth tones accents, cozy fabrics and rugs all over… this is how Sean Anderson does cabincore.

Architect: TSB Architecture; Builder: TCC General Contractors; Photos: Haris Kenjar

A designer’s 1940s renovated home

Posted on Thu, 10 Nov 2022 by KiM

Montgomery, Alabama based interior designer Ashley Gilbreath created a beautiful home for her family from a single story 1940s structure that is now more than double the original size and filled with so much charm. The neutral palette and cozy furnishings are so pretty and inviting.