When I first laid eyes on this house by MR Architecture + Decor all I wanted to do was pack my bags, hop a plane and move right in. It’s the Hudson, New York home of the firm’s founding partner David Mann. Intimate, simple yet stylish, a window onto how the designer loves to live. Speaking of windows if the front door is locked when I turn up to claim squatter’s rights I might just scamper through one of those multi-paned Federal windows to gain access.
It’s one of my favourite styles these days. Traditional with a twist. Sophisticated but with a touch of whimsy. Elegant with a pop of the unexpected. Historical references and a touch of modern muscle. It’s interior designer Bennett Leifer‘s own Manhattan apartment.
Large on style, small in footprint. At only 32 sq m Canning Cottage by Melbourne-based interior design firm Bicker Design contains tone on tone living spaces, bedroom and central bathroom pod within a small heritage workers cottage. Streamlined, modern and with great functionality and storage it is a fresh and fabulous take on small space living.
From the heady heights of a mid century classic to a humble ranch abode, is there anything Los Angeles based interior design firm Hallworth can’t put its hand to? Apparently not. I’m packing my bags to move in.
It’s an all too familiar scenario. An iconic mid century home (in this case with interiors by A. Quincy Jones and Billy Haines) had been “developed” so that what remained bore little resemblance to its former glory. Enter Jane Hallworth and her team who set about “… restoring the architecture and interior palette back to an homage of earlier iterations under the auspices of these two design masters. Together, with an exacting client, we curated a furniture collection that would befit one of the most prestigious houses in Los Angeles without trying to pastiche or erode the original design intentions.” A truly stellar renovation, Brody by Hallworth.