I loooove the idea of a U-shaped home with a central courtyard. This home is a wonderful example of this concept. By LyonsKelly. This house is a new build, replacing a 1940s home that had been severely damaged by fire. The new house has a U-form plan with living spaces arranged around a central courtyard. The master bedroom is located in one arm of the U shape; with children’s bedrooms in the other. The front exterior is clad in timber which is used to trail climbing plants. The choice of furniture integrates existing pieces that the clients brought from their previous home as well as pieces specially designed for the space. The aim was that the house appears timeless and relaxed. To that end, we used classic designs as well as more contemporary furniture.
I found the name of Spanish interior designer Javier González Sánchez-Dalp via Instagram but when I went looking for a website in the hopes of finding his portfolio I instead found this feature in Nuevo Estilo of his renovated 17th century Mudéjar-style home in the town of Carmona in southwestern Spain. It is spectacular – particularly the outside spaces so I had to start off with those photos. (Photos: Montse Garriga)
For the record I don’t think this is an actual château but since it sure looks like it could be one I’m going with it 🙂 This is the summer home of Argentinian architect Luis Laplace and his partner Christophe Comoy. (It was Christophe’s grandmother’s, and they purchased it when she passed away. It had been in their family since the French Revolution) . It was built in the 17th century and is located in the Gaillac region of Tarn, France. This home is an absolute dream inside and out. (Photos: via Luis’ website, via Pascal Chevallier – Vogue, via Nicolas Mathéus – Elle Décoration)
Mid century meets modern meets fabulous art collection. The stuff of dreams by the master himself Jamie Bush. I think I need a sit down and a restorative cup of tea after immersing myself in this amazing home.