“The full refurbishment of an Arts and Crafts family home in North London, with a mid century vibe and an abundance of colour and texture. Lime paint, terrazzo flooring and cane were used extensively to breathe new life into this period property.”
I love modern living in a historic house and when it’s as sympathetically creative and colourful as this renovation by Studio Duggan then I love it even more!
“Micro-architecture & play on patterns/materials … Archetypal forms underline how a modern family uses the space, while respecting its Haussmannian architecture. Monolithic settings made from noble materials are complemented by furniture specially designed for the space, such as the monumental dining table of 3.5m created for the rotunda of the dining room. Or, in the master suite, where the graphic wardrobe made of wood marquetry counterbalances the bed, like a pictorial work in a vast room.”
In other words a play on volume and space, new and oversized within a traditional Parisian apartment. The historical shell remains while modern living spaces are delineated with colour and material blocking as well as simplified geometric repeats. R.O.F flat by Paris-based creative studio Pool.
Colour, pattern, texture and personality. It’s a sensory overload in the best possible way. Think rooms maxed out with wallpaper next to calming, neutral breakout spaces. It’s luxe and loud, welcoming and at times cocooning. It’s the reworking of a home in London’s Chelsea by Bryan O’Sullivan Studio.
“The kitchen in this 1914 Arts and Crafts home was the anchor for a whole-house remodel project in San Francisco’s Richmond district. The client, a well-traveled artist, was inspired by English country houses. Both the existing kitchen and main bath had undergone an earlier remodel in the 1990s in a style that was incongruent with the historic architecture of the home and devoid of light and circulation. By moving the kitchen to the back of the house, we were able to expand the views to the back yard and design a generous pantry hall with a powder room located behind a secret bookcase door. New windows and architectural elements abound with the intention of introducing materials that feel like they belonged to the house from the beginning. The farmhouse palette includes salvaged wood, brick and marble counters, and wood flooring painted with a checkerboard design. Antique furnishings throughout and a bouquet of patterned wallpaper accentuate the client’s taste for eccentric English playfulness.”
Tradition country house meets contemporay city living. England meets California. Designer meets client’s dreams. Geary English Eccentric by Landed Interiors & Homes. Favourite room? The kitchen.
“Complete rehabilitation project of a house in the mythical town of Pedraza. Maintaining the amazing aesthetic of the place, a large staircase makes its presence at the entrance, becoming the main character of the house. From there, structural elements and rustic furniture, transform the rural house to a place with an industrial touch.”
Sophisticated living in a rustic shell. Gilt and linen, stone and velvet. Contemporary pieces sit with country antiques. The scene is set by Madrid-based Belén Ferrándiz for an elegant country town sojourn.