Luxury and elegance. This is what London-based interior designer Fiona Barratt is all about. I would walk into these spaces and think “fancy schmancy” but they’re not pretentious or blingy. It’s put-your-feet-up-on-the-coffee-table luxury.
Take a 4-story Romanesque Revival multi-residence brownstone in Park Slope built in 1899. Completely gut it, and add CWB Architects and Pilaster Contracting for 2 years of renovations. Restore part of the parlour floor, add a floor-to-ceiling windowed addition combined with some decor magic from Tamara Eaton and you have a pretty spectacular “new” home. Then put it on the market for $7.5 M.
Dual colour palettes of inky, moody blues contrasting with browns and creams and bright white with soft pastels define the private and public, the formal and the casual areas of this beachside house by Sydney-based interior designers Arent & Pyke. A mix of modern with mid century classics, tribal and texture, light and shade, the look is an easy elegance.
It is difficult to follow up a post like the last one, so here is a space featuring one of my latest favourite colour combinations – navy and gold. Via Caroline Cobbold Design. Speaking of blue, yesterday I tried out my sample pots of Farrow & Ball’s Railings and Black Blue on my foyer wainscoting and Black Blue wins by a mile. I cannot wait to get the space going (we just had a floor refinisher guy over on Saturday – waiting for his quote *gulp!*).
Nikki Tibbles is a famous British florist whose home I have featured a couple of times over the past several years here when it was for sale (and didn’t sell) and then here when it was up for rent. Now Nikki’s 1890 5 story absolutely incredible residence is available as a location property. I would have to put this stunner in one of the top 5 I have featured in the 8 years of this blog’s existence. It has so much life and energy, and quirkiness and boldness, and endless personality. Someone needs to shoot a movie here.