A manor house in Le Controis-en-Sologne

Posted on Sun, 15 May 2022 by KiM

This stunning manor house is located in Le Controis-en-Sologne, France on on a 10,000 m² property. It was built in the 18th century and renovated in 2011. It consists of a dwelling house, a mansion and a completely autonomous outbuilding that contains a bedroom and bathroom. There are 2 kitchens, 9 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, and is currently for sale via Lieux Uniques for €1,236,000.

Jo Thompson garden & landscape design

Posted on Thu, 12 May 2022 by KiM

“Everyone I work with knows how important and instrumental are the architecture and art of Italy to how I approach a landscape: form and functionality, human-centric, everything looking ‘just so’. Introducing harmonies of colour, harmony of architecture, there is instruction and inspiration wherever you look. These combinations often inform our work as a landscape and garden architecture and design practice, creating spaces all over the world that truly sit happily in their space, looking as if they absolutely should be there. I never want to ‘impose’ a garden upon a place – it has to deserve its creation or restoration.”
Inviting and magical outdoor spaces designed by London-based Jo Thompson.

An industrial loft in Vancouver

Posted on Thu, 12 May 2022 by KiM

The building at 55 East Cordova, a former relic of sand-blasted brick and old-growth timber, was a 150,000 sf warehouse built in 1909 by architect Edward Evans Blackmore in downtown Vancouver, B.C. It housed hardware and building supplies for a large-scale importer and distributor and was conveniently located next to the CP Rail terminus station. Almost 100 years later in 2004, the expansive warehouse was converted into live-work loft spaces, with the brick and fir beam construction exposed keeping the character of the building intact.

A lover of musical genres from acoustical to electronic, our client wanted a space that could expand and contract for hosting other music enthusiasts. The floorplan worked really well so we focused our efforts on updating the finishes to reflect his preference for bold colour and pattern. A few tired areas were rebuilt and we curated an eclectic mix of new and vintage furnishings and treasures. The client’s interest in music and art was the foundation on which we added layers of depth and authenticity.

Loving all the exposed industrial bits – every loft needs exposed brick, wooden beamed ceiling, pipes and large windows, and hardly any walls. This one is all that and a bag of chips. Designed by Falken Reynolds. Photos: Ema Peter.

Meg Lonergan

Posted on Tue, 10 May 2022 by KiM

Meg Lonergan Interiors embodies quintessential Southern style balanced by a vibrant international influence, crafting expressive homes that weave style, comfort and joy through everyday experiences.
Designs that will stand the test of time. Livable and loveable.

Dismantling a 1754 cow barn and transforming the timbers into a magnificent great room. The house was oriented to capture the view of the ancient crab apple tree, sensitively sited to work with the barn and tucked into a natural curve of the landscape.
What is frankly my dream home, located in Ancram, New York. That weathered wood façade is everything. The more rustic the better. Designed by Di Biase Filkoff Architects.