Pattern on pattern and a kaleidoscope of colour. Antiques and family hand me downs reloved. Books and flowers from the garden, pleated fabric lampshades, plenty of brown furniture and an army of floor rugs. The English do it so so well. Berkshire House by Vanrenen GW Designs.
Moody and masculine in New York’s West Village. Deliciously dark and carefully curated with open plan living and private corners. Sophisticated city living. It couldn’t be more of a contrast to the Southampton home I just featured but it’s by the same über talented designer Mark Cunningham.
It’s an American dream. No not the hustle and bustle of a city that never sleeps or a muscle car and homecoming queen. It’s a shingle clad country cottage in a verdant garden. It’s a simple yet refined family and friends sort of place with its mixture of antiques and new, wood and raffia, white with an occasional splash of black. Southhampton by Mark Cunningham.
Contemporary meets rustic in this Madrid apartment by Las Perelli. Think a restrained colour palette of off whites and sands, a mix of vintage and modern pieces, shiny metals against linen and rattan and always light-filled rooms with floaty curtains skimming floors.
Photography by Montse Garriga
“The Barrow Street brownstone is a classic 1850s Victorian brownstone in Jersey City’s Van Vorst Park. With many of its beautiful, original details left intact—including crown molding, stained glass windows, and a unique wooden grand staircase—And Studio’s vision was to preserve and amplify the space’s character while layering in modern functionality, depth, and warmth. Inspired by the tactile utility of London townhouses, we sought out to create a home that felt wholly authentic, a balance of nuanced detail and open space.”
Zen and the art of respectful restoration by And Studio Interiors. With a nod to the past, this Victorian-era home more than fulfils the needs of modern living whilst celebrating the history of the house.