It’s about time I feature the work of London interior designer Robert Kime again; the last time was in 2017. It’s about time is a key phrase here as his spaces transport you to another era and the magic he creates in these centuries-old homes is so inspiring. Restoring an old home and bringing the interior back to its former life would be a dream. Speaking of dreams….that space above. I can’t get enough!
Interior designer Flora Soames added so much personality and family-friendliness to this stunner of a country home in Gloucestershire. It’s absolutely stunning with bits of period art and furnishings mixed with some bright colours and wallpaper and a gloriously large kitchen that I am head over heels in love with.
(check out a previous feature on Flora’s work here)
We can’t seem to get enough of modern farmhouse homes, and this one is no exception. especially the kitchen – that yellow zellige tile is unexpected touch and absolutely gorgeous! Another impressive project by Landed Interiors & Homes. In this Silicon Valley town near Menlo Park, we designed a home from the ground up for a young family. The clients were inspired by modern homes with Shaker simplicity and classically casual interiors. Working from the outside in, we consulted on exterior materials and window specifications, then worked with an open plan to specify the interior architecture and all finishes, creating the backdrop for traveled artwork and furnishings. The verdant palette, with its honey yellow and deep green, was hand picked for its natural cheerfulness. Modern farmhouse design finishes including contrast millwork, shiplap cabinets and trim, simple tile layouts, and a stair railing made from hog wire, traditionally an exterior material, were interpreted in a contemporary style.
Photography: Brad Knipstein
Sometimes all it takes is some modern artwork, some bold accent furniture and accessories, statement lighting, maybe a bit of graphic wallpaper and tile…. Coates Place was a 4 bed student flat that had seen better days, and after a complete home renovation, including new central heating system, a few new doorways and a kitchen relocation, the apartment is now a contemporary city pad fit for today’s living. Designed by Mr Buckley Interiors.
At the beginning of August I received a surprise direct message in Instagram from local photo-based artist Christine Fitzgerald. I recognized her name immediately because I have admired her work that is sold through Studio Sixty Six, an art gallery here in Ottawa. She received a government grant for a project and decided to photograph gardeners in the time of the pandemic, and to my absolute delight, she wanted to include me. Her process is very antiquated, involving wet collodion photographic plates and the subject standing completely still for upwards of 12 seconds. Christopher Snow, a videographer, produced a video on Christine’s process and this latest project of hers which explains more in detail of how she created these incredibly beautiful photos.
For those who don’t know what I look like, this was my photo, shot in my backyard with my potted flowering hostas in front of me.
I am so honoured to be part of Christine’s project. It’s been a very tough year for me, and the month of August in particular as my husband spent it in Prince Edward Island saying goodbye to his father who passed away a couple of weeks ago and on my birthday (while my husband was still away), I had to make the really heartbreaking decision to have our sweet cat Milo, who had been with us about 16 years, put down due to the sudden onset of an apparent brain tumour. Seeing the results of this photo shoot and being a part of something so special is something I will not soon forget. My backyard had been my refuge during all of this so it really meant alot to me.
I wanted to share some screenshots of Christine’s work available at Studio Sixty Six. Each one is just stunning.
And because I am slightly obsessed with this 8mm film filter I found on Instagram, here are some photos I snapped around the yard.