Displaying posts labeled "Brass"

Renaissance Revival

Posted on Thu, 18 Aug 2022 by KiM

Mix some Hollywood Regency, some gothic, some glam in an Indianapolis home with original historical features (including that chandelier above) and the result is very elegant and dramatic. Designed by Tiffany Skilling.

Hollywood glam in a Texas home

Posted on Wed, 15 Jun 2022 by KiM

Not everyone loved the last feature I shared of Annie Brahler of EuroTrash‘s work. And not everyone will love this one that is very Hollywood glam with gorgeous marble harlequin floors, lots of gold/brass and blingy chandeliers. But I had to share it because she’s got balls and I admire that. Go big or go home, amiright?

Welcome to Katie Rosenfeld‘s new-old home. A historic Tudor that is a feast for the eyes. I love all of the patterns, the earthiness and the bits of black throughout. Photos: Read McKendree
The extensive renovation of this home took place in the height of the Covid pandemic, and was inspired by the history of the home and the Anglophile homeowner’s obsession with all things British. The result is a quirky, unfitted family home that celebrates imperfection, nooks and crannies and showcases a home well lived in. There are character references throughout.
In Katie’s own home, you see her unleashed whimsy and sense of humor, while managing to stick with classic, iconic and historically appropriate touches.
(In case you missed my Katie feature from February check it out here)

This Old Hudson Maison

Posted on Mon, 21 Mar 2022 by KiM

Timeless design combines comfort, convenience and elegance in historic Hudson. Our This Old Hudson Maison is a fully furnished vacation rental available for short term and seasonal stays. Book this unique French inspired space via Airbnb. Designed by the bespoke creative firm Zio and Sons. This home could not be more beautiful. I love seeing designers embrace the history of a home. For example, discovering that antique wallpaper in the living room and leaving it as a focal point, whilst filling in bits with venetian plaster. Gorgeous!!!

The Ennisbrook Adobe

Posted on Mon, 21 Feb 2022 by KiM

This home speaks to me on sooooo many levels. Having a history and rustic vibe yet simple, modern architecture on the inside. That dichotomy as well as white vs black makes this home have so much energy and evokes emotion. I am completely smitten. Designed by Hallworth.

Nestled on ten acres in the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains, is the quintessential Adobe of Montecito, named by an early owner, Ennisbrook, an Irish word meaning land by a river. Dating back in parts to the mid-1800s, it is an early architectural darling of the town it inhabits. The Adobe was left gutted with dust floors, essentially derelict as a result of an abandoned renovation when my clients acquired the property. The property had a heavy, mature, gravitas in juxtaposition to the young newlywed owners. The seriousness of the building required subtle strong detailing. However, the primary design inspiration came from Notre Dame du Ronschamp.  Corbusier’s masterpiece has an air of brutal honesty. The space is monastic and meditative, heavy-lidded and softly lit.   Architecturally we had similar conditions. Ennisbrook has limited fenestration and dark timber, hewn trussed ceiling original to the building.  Ronschamp’s walls are stark white, yet ethereal.  We similarly employed white reflective plaster and floors cast in integral white concrete, which speckled and crazed like a bird’s eggshell. Our light is restricted, but serene.  The kitchen blackened as a hearth itself is the heart of the home. Three years later the client moved into a home that was entirely realized, furnished with brutal simplicity, comfortable and negligently sexy, redolent of the past but infinitely modern, a perfect hillside retreat.