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A liveable family home

Posted on Wed, 13 Jul 2022 by KiM

The previous owners of this elegant house had prioritised style over practicality. Our task was to make this a home that works for every member of the family. On the ground floor, both reception rooms have been painted in soft, neutral shades accented by bold, colour-blocked joinery. During the day, the rooms provide a comfortable, calm space to work or relax. Come the evening, the floor-to-ceiling curtains are drawn and the rooms become a cocooning space for reading or entertaining. A joyous playroom has been created in the basement. On the upper floors, the master bedroom and dressing room is now a soft, enveloping grown-up space, whilst the children’s rooms have been wrapped in lively patterns and furnished with a combination of contemporary and antique furniture.
Patterns and colours aplenty but not overdone or too bold. Designed by Sarah Brown.

A Paris family home

Posted on Mon, 11 Jul 2022 by KiM

Olivier and Carole didn’t hesitate when they came across this millstone house from the beginning of the century, a stone’s throw from Parc Montsouris. It was just perfect for a large blended family. Delightfully old-fashioned with its small rooms and flowered papers, it still needed a complete overhaul. This allowed it to be slightly restructured to make it a place that is totally adapted to the new inhabitants.
Each floor is beautifully organised. The ground floor is the meeting place for the whole family: a beautiful entrance hall with its 1900 cement tiles and an invigorating red colour, a large living room with two deep velvet sofas and a reading corner near the library and the fireplace; a huge kitchen with a farm table and large shelves for displaying the dishes, not forgetting the scullery which overlooks the inner courtyard. The first floor is the children’s floor: two bedrooms for the girls with a spacious bathroom to share, a third bedroom with its toilet for Igor. The top floor under the roof is mainly the parents’, with a huge room that allows for the accumulation of books…

As is quintessentially Marianne Evennou, she has created a vibrancy and homeliness in this 160m2 space in Paris’ 13e. Photos: Grégory Timsit

Working on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 9 Jul 2022 by midcenturyjo

It’s like I say week in week out. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it helps if it’s somewhere stylish. MAAP HQ by Clare Cousins Architects.

Stalking maximalism in London

Posted on Fri, 8 Jul 2022 by midcenturyjo

Don’t let its staid Georgian facade fool you. Inside the Grade II-listed townhouse in Camberwell is a maximalist’s dream. Five floors of colour and art, antiques and mid century classics. Everywhere you look is inspiration and we haven’t even ventured into the garden yet. Unfortunately for us, it is sold but I found it through  Inigo an estate agency for Britain’s most marvellous historic homes, from the team behind The Modern House.

Old world charm in California

Posted on Thu, 7 Jul 2022 by KiM

Amber Sokolowski and Linette Dai of Soko Dai Design Studio took a 1950s home in Torrance, California that was a 90’s remodel gone bad, and created a magical home with old world charm. It’s classic and elegant and timeless. (Photography: Sara Tramp)