“Intoxicating and serene, the ’70s Rêve is a glam rock riff on the sultry vibes and breezy bliss of bohemian life. Restored and reconceived, this lush estate in Ross, California, exudes a balmy calm with a sexy swagger. Earthy and sumptuous, playfully plush, it teems with the effervescent cool of a YSL muse—both ageless and of the moment.”
If that’s the way Alexis Tompkins and Leann Conquer, the design duo behind San Francisco-based Chroma describe this house then anything I can add is just useless verbiage. Crazy perfect!
Photography by Stephen Kent Johnson
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Miss Rose contacted me from Philadelphia in the midst of pandemic to ask if I would be willing to make her a pied à terre in the Marais. An American who had fallen in love with France, she dreamed of being able to offer herself a refuge in Paris. In this particular health context, the urgency to live her dreams took precedence. The flat was bought from a distance and we worked together on the project by skype. It was a great way to escape from everyday life by defying the prohibitions, to meet around a project that offered us a beautiful escapade in the imagination. Miss Rose has that quiet determination that breaks down all obstacles; that confidence and emotional generosity that carries you along. She knew even before she bought the flat that I was going to make her nest and she accompanied us throughout the project with a patience and enthusiasm that made this adventure an exceptional moment…
I think I might cry. Marianne Evennou making 16 m2 dreams a reality. (Photos: Grégory Timsit)
Loving the modern and tropical, Spanish finca-esque vibes of this renovated 1970s home in the South of France. Another stellar project by the talented Baptiste Bohu.
This 1980’s villa in Saint Clement de Riviere, in the South of France was fully renovated and transformed by Baptiste Bohu Interiors into a hacienda with a mix of Spanish/Mexican architecture and Moroccan elements. In the perfect colour palette of black and white, with a bit of mustard, and lots of wood and rattan it’s a visual feast of earthy goodness in an absolutely stunning setting.
“Arniano is a romantic, elegant and secluded farmhouse villa thirty minutes from Siena. Situated in a rolling landscape of green-black cypresses and hilltop villages, Arniano commands a panoramic view across southern Tuscany at its rural best.
The house is a rare find and has been lovingly converted into an unusually light and airy property by acclaimed interior designer Camilla Guinness. It is exquisitely furnished with a mixture of grand bohemian chic and simple Italian style, creating a beautiful, comfortable and much-loved family home.”
I’ve long had Camilla Guinness’ red and white striped garden daybeds saved in my inspiration files. Now it’s time to drink in the simple beauty of the rest of her Italian home Villa Arniano