It may be a small space but it’s a hard worker. Wet bar with a hidden beverage fridge, floral arranging room and additional storage for pantry and cleaning supplies. Don’t we all wish we had a dedicated space for those messy jobs, extra storage and handy drinks when we’re working or playing outside? And to think it was just a simple pass through room until Lauren Lothrop Caron of Seattle-based Studio Laloc worked her magic.
“Nestled between forest, dune and sea our cottage style Starwood Residence is the manifestation of our design-minded client’s vision for a home that sustains a lifestyle rooted in family and flow … the house was stripped to its bones and lovingly brought back to life, with reclaimed French terracotta hexagon tile the stage upon which clay finished walls, rouge marble and custom joinery interplay with a quietly eclectic harmony of furniture, art and accessories.”
A mind set of reuse, recycle and repurpose has created a home that is about comfort and sustainability. A wonderfully laid back house in Bloemendaal, The Netherlands by Avenue Design Studio.
“We took a historic home that had seen better days and reworked windows, floor plans, raised roofs, and thoroughly renovated the kitchen and baths with a mix of architectural salvage and ingenuity. Our goal was to create a comfortable and cozy home inspired by the British countryside and Colonial America. We sourced an Aga oven, designed Shaker-inspired cabinetry, fabricated custom furniture, and decorated it in a moody palette, and layered old-world textiles.”
I have such a thirst for colour at the moment and this 1850’s cottage in New York state is like a big glass of cool cool water. A wonderful renovation that respects the building’s past but provides contemporary family living. Pound Ridge Farm by White Arrow.