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Watts Design House

Posted on Fri, 19 Apr 2024 by KiM

Stephenie and Chase Watts are a busy husband-wife team (Watts Design House). They focus on real estate, interior design, and have renovated and offer boutique stay locations, including House On The Hill in Salt Lake, House On The Cape in Cape Cod, and Casa Pantera in Mérida, Mexico. These are unique home destinations that capture the expressive nature of each place, encompass guests in soulful interiors and are formulated with the avant guard sophisticate in mind. Each stay offers a distinct experience- focusing on elements unique to that home and it’s geographical location. The home in Mérida, as featured in some of the photos below, is an absolute dream. (Some photos by Read McKendree)

Living large in Malibu

Posted on Wed, 20 Mar 2024 by KiM

Another fabulous project by the ladies of Pierce & Ward. It is a maximalist’s dream home filled with fun shapes and lots of vintage art and adorable kitchen and bathrooms. And it is also goes to show what photographers will do during post-processing (to the extent that you think you’re looking at a different room).

An elegant discretion

Posted on Fri, 1 Mar 2024 by midcenturyjo

This Madrid home by Tristán Domecq is all about quiet luxury. With its dark timbers and liberal use of stone the lines are a contemporary riff on art deco motifs all the while respecting its historical elements such as the elaborate cornices. It may seem at times a little constrained and carefully curated then the quirkiness of the wicker chairs in the style of Chris Wolston and the feminine touch of the floral painting bring a smile to your face. Elegant, discrete with a quick flick of a smile.

I’m always talking about attention to detail and how in awe I am of the skill of designers to layer to many elements in a space that it feels like your brain may explode (in a good way). There is a lot going on in the Indianapolis home of designer Tiffany Skilling and I really REALLY love it. Each space is like a jewel box full of treasures. The kitchen is a prime example. A mural type wallpaper with a fairly bold marble is a little shocking at first but layered they really compliment each other…and then you walk around the corner into a pantry and bar area, and around the other corner another butler’s pantry? I’m dying. I applaud her unique style and brave approach to elegant maximalism. Photos: Sarah Shields.

A historical colonial by Nina Farmer

Posted on Thu, 15 Feb 2024 by KiM

This historical colonial home designed by Nina Farmer is an absolutely beautiful example of how to use colours in a bit subtle but impactful ways, and going more bold in the spaces that can really handle the drama, and layering in unique ways. That library snug type space is on the cover of her new book ‘Timeless by Design‘ and timeless is definitely accurate. I can see these spaces 20 years ago or 20 years from now and being equally as cool as they are now. Photos: David Mitchell.