For a young family that live mainly in New York City, the goal was to create a year-round retreat for weekends and summers, a cozy hideaway that is just as comfortable to live in during the cold winter months as in the spring and summer. With a few poetic directives from the client–warm colors, English countryside, soft florals, comfortable, unfussy–we were off and running. Needing to have the house ready for spending the winter months of the pandemic at home, we relied heavily on get-able antiques and local artisans to meet our deadline.
So classic and casually elegant and timeless. I’m in love with the living room – the mustard yellow sofa with the large scale toile-like art above. Gorgeous. Designed by McGrath II. Photos: Read McKendree.
It’s all about colour and pattern and just a touch of maximalism (can one have a “touch” of maximalism?) in this fun mid-century family home in Atlanta, Georgia by Jessica Davis of Atelier Davis. No detail has been overlooked but of course, it’s the designer’s own home. Casually chic, fresh and fabulous.
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
The classic “English” look of pattern on pattern, overstuffed sofas and a focus on fabric is lightened and brightened by contemporary colours, abstract art and mid mod accent furniture. It’s clean lined yet cosy, family friendly with room to breathe. Parsons Green House by Studio Peake.
Minimalist interiors, soft berry tones rippled through a base of white on white and a killer modern art collection. What else could you want for your inner city Sydney family home? Randwick House by interior decorator and stylist Claudia Lambert.
Photography by Hannah Blackmore