“The Barrow Street brownstone is a classic 1850s Victorian brownstone in Jersey City’s Van Vorst Park. With many of its beautiful, original details left intact—including crown molding, stained glass windows, and a unique wooden grand staircase—And Studio’s vision was to preserve and amplify the space’s character while layering in modern functionality, depth, and warmth. Inspired by the tactile utility of London townhouses, we sought out to create a home that felt wholly authentic, a balance of nuanced detail and open space.”
Zen and the art of respectful restoration by And Studio Interiors. With a nod to the past, this Victorian-era home more than fulfils the needs of modern living whilst celebrating the history of the house.
Playful, colourful and thoughtful. A small Georgian terrace has been given a new life under the talented hands of Sarah Peake of Studio Peake. Modern meets old and the result is a fabulous family home that to a foreigner like me is quintessentially English.
“From the exterior, the black front gate and refreshed white façade of the villa hide a transformation inside. A self-described ugly duckling, with tinges of 1960s villa, has been transformed into a cohesive, light-filled family home that embraces the clients’ love of cooking and collecting.”
A neutral colour palette, natural materials like terracotta tiles, rattan and stone as well as a reconsidered layout, these design solutions have see the ugly duckling become a swan. The Bowerbird Home by Beatrix Rowe. But why bowerbird. Well that’s the homeowner and their penchant for collecting.
Photography by Sharyn Cairns
Layered and lavish, liveable and lasting, lush and luxurious. LOVE. This exquisite four-bedroom apartment overlooks the banks of the River Thames from Chelsea’s esteemed Cheyne Walk. It is situated on the coveted west and south-facing first floor of Carlyle Mansions and exceeds 2,250 sq ft internally, with rare step-free lateral space and the convenience of an on-site porter. Currently for sale through Inigo.
“The project consisted of a long process of research to create a harmonious arrangement of colours, materials and forms while adhering to the budget. Neimann was inspired by the place and by the person. Above all, he wanted to give the house an identity through eclectic decor and handpicked objects, mixing 20th-century furniture in general – with pieces ranging from the late 19th-century all the way up to the 1980s …”
Paraíso. It’s Portuguese for heaven. Not just the location but this beautifully rustic but oh so chic Comporta cabana by Lisbon-based Barracuda Interiors. Be still my beating heart!