“Donhead House is a handsome Grade II listed building with a complicated history. A house existed on the site in the 17th century, although nothing above ground now exists thereof. In the early 18th century the house was rebuilt and then saw subsequent phases of alteration in the late 18th century, early and late 19th century; each phase has added something of interest to this palimpsest.”
The current owner Dame Nathalie Massanet has set about an ambitious programme of work with
Archer Humphryes Architects ( in collaboration with Donald Insall for conservation and Philip Joseph as interior designer) to create a ‘single family dwelling suitable for contemporary life’. Repair, restore, refurbish and reimagine this building for the 21st century.
“A comprehensive interior design of three independent tourist apartments located in one building, each with an area of 80 m2. Each apartment has a living room with a kitchen and dining room, a bathroom and two bedrooms upstairs. We created the facility for guests who value serenity and relaxation in the countryside surrounded by nature. Mainly natural materials were used to produce equipment and finish the apartment: wood, stone, steel, concrete, linen and woollen fabrics.”
With its traditional wood frame technology and ecologically friendly materials such as hemp concrete (hempcrete) and recycled clay bricks to the mix of bespoke pieces and classic furniture, these zen-like guest spaces are the perfect balm for body and soul. Country Guesthouse by Loft Kolasiński.
Photography by Michał Szałkiewicz of NeNo
I bow down to Heidi Caillier once again. The queen of moody, vintage vibin’, colourful but in the dreamist way spaces that only she can nail this well each and every time. I am constantly on the fence about what my favourite style is but maybe I should just start saying “the Heidi way”. This San Francisco pied-à-terre is perfection. Photos: Haris Kenjar
“A property becomes a destination when it speaks to the culture of a particular moment; it comes to life when filled with an audience that gets it.”
Oh I get it. I get it. Chic beach living in Montauk is a dream that can come true. You can actually rent this getaway. I’ll just daydream it’s mine all mine. Edison Bungalow by Studio Robert McKinley.
We have always been committed to creating interiors which have longevity, and this is best illustrated in our most recent project, a Grade II five-bedroom listed house in Primrose Hill – where we got to work once again with previous clients. We were tasked with reusing furniture from their smaller property however, we were at pains to ensure that whilst reusing the furniture we didn’t want to make it feel like the same interior transplanted into a different, albeit a bigger building. What quickly became apparent and evolved was the scheme thrived on contrast – masculine touches were set against feminine curvaceous furnishings, and we were able to create friction throughout whilst highlighting the individuality and integrity of each of the pieces in it.
Another wonderful home designed by Maddux Creative where the colour combinations are as unique as the furniture and the eclectic tones are winning me over. Photos: Michael Sinclair