The wonder of whimsy

Posted on Fri, 28 Apr 2023 by midcenturyjo

Welcome to the whimsy of Adam Charlap Hyman’s (of Charlap Hyman & Herrero) own 1924 apartment in Manhattan. He describes it as “a soulful collection of historically significant and contemporary furnishings”. I call it 74 m² of fun and fancy.

Luxe family living in Notting Hill

Posted on Wed, 26 Apr 2023 by midcenturyjo

“An expansive, seven-story Grade II listed historic property located in Central London. Spectacular original features have been allowed to shine in this updated elegant family home, while every detail from custom wallpaper to reupholstered vintage furniture was deeply considered to create a lasting and personal impression.”

It’s a house that most of us can only dream of. Seven floors in Nottinghill full of the bespoke and the beautiful, high quality materials and textiles. Family living luxe by Olivia Williams Studio.

Photography by Henry Bourne

Cottagecore in the Big Apple

Posted on Wed, 26 Apr 2023 by midcenturyjo

Cottagecore is not something you would automatically associate with a New York apartment but this Horatio St space by Augusta Hoffman embraces the love of pattern and colour we have come to expect in a pretty English countryside home. The look is refined and considered with a celebration of sprigs of flowers on walls and furniture. You could almost be forgiven for expecting a blowsy cottage garden outside not the bustling streets of the Big Apple.

Contemporary yet classic, luxurious yet liveable, a relaxed oasis in the bustling city. Let’s just call it a neutral nirvana. Kensington Apartment by Emma Shone-Sanders of London-based Design & That Studio.

Dignified minimalism

Posted on Mon, 24 Apr 2023 by midcenturyjo

“This project restored the dignity and scale of the interiors of this six storey grade II*-listed west London townhouse, following unsympathetic renovations and a major flood in which water poured through the house for several days from an attic water tank. The spaces on each floor were opened up, the cornices re-cast, and the walls repaired with traditional lathe and plaster with lime render and limewash, giving weight and softness to the spaces. New insertions use rare Breccia verde marble to provide contrast, reflecting the foliage outside to the front and rear of the house. The kitchen occupies the principal entrance floor of the house, and responds to the scale of the space.”

Dignified, restrained and luxurious. London Palazzo by William Smalley.