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A manor house in Wiltshire

Posted on Mon, 1 Apr 2024 by KiM

You are about to be transported to the countryside of Wiltshire, where traditional British style is aplenty and the colours are heart-warming and vibrant. Where black and white tiled foyers and a classic details and patterns are everywhere creating layers and visual interest. Eyre Interiors really created a beautiful home here.

Quintessentially English

Posted on Thu, 21 Mar 2024 by midcenturyjo

Both Taline Findlater and Victoria Gray of London and Oxfordshire-based interior design studio Olivine Design share a passion for layering texture, colour and pattern bringing an effortless, elegant comfort to the scheme. Their work on this house is a perfect example of what I call the quintessentially English look with its appreciation for architectural detail, light and proportion and a natural decorative flair.

Photography by Rachael Smith Photography.


Posted on Wed, 20 Mar 2024 by KiM

On the wintery grey days that we first visited the house, we felt that it needed a big injection of colour and warmth. Previously all the walls were a bright white, which starkly contrasted with a green slate floor and oak woodwork. We loved the Arts & Crafts style, along with the storybook setting right on the banks of the estuary so our design developed this sense of nostalgia through the use of William Morris and Voysey wallpapers, heirloom textiles, and plenty of beautiful antiques.
So glad the homeowners are now rid of the white that this home clearly wasn’t in the mood for. Love all the beautiful colours and that yellow floral wallpaper is the prettiest! Designed by COAL Architecture & Interior Design.

Architect and interior designer Brina Vizjak wrote us about an apartment in the center of Ljubljana, Slovenia she renovated (which was converting 2 adjoining apartments into 93 square meters space) with fellow architect Maja Laurence. Beautiful views, high ceilings, a multi apartment house full of historic materials and subtle architecture details. Charming at first sight, with great potential but outdated floorplan; the bathroom had a beautiful view to the city skyline, whereas the kitchen was cramped in the darkest corner facing the inner yard. Long and oversized corridor dominated the surface. Some walls were removed and the program was completely repositioned. The kitchen was moved to a brighter part of the apartment, combined with the living area to create a nice and cosy family space filled with light. Bedrooms were moved furthest from the entrance, to create some intimacy. Length of the corridor was broken by openings and circular fluidity around remaining wall, that connected entrance with living area. Grand round mirror welcomes you on this entrance wall and the rich walk-through experience begins. Spaces are filled with textures and colors. From copper details in the hardware to patterned floor tiles characterizing different spaces and from nicely detailed wallpapers and fabrics in bedrooms to dark navy kitchen that gives a contrast to a living area in warmer tones. All the walls are painted in light beige color, creating soft wrap and a clear canvas for the art pieces and antique furniture.
I love the built-in storage elements in each space and the playfulness and use of colour throughout the apartment. Also, totally crushing on the entryway and that adorable little built-in bench to sit and put shoes on. Photos: Janez Marolt

“Art and Crafts meets Mid Century design in this characterful and homely house in North London. Beautiful timbers, terracotta flooring, handmade tiles and lime wash paint provide a calm backdrop to playful colours and prints; resulting in a home which is both uplifting and restful in equal measure.”

A stylish marriage of old and new, embracing colour and pattern as only the English do. Muswell Hill by Studio Duggan.