The lovely folks at Domus Nova sent along photos of a new property they added to their roster last week but despite it being basically unfurnished, it has such gorgeous architectural details that ideas keep popping into my head of how I could work with this absolutely incredible space…. Although for £7,500,000 you might be furnishing it with cardboard box tables and a pile of straw for a bed. 🙂
Never mind the main house, I’m sure it is lovely. I’m moving into the guest house. Perched in the hills above Sonoma, California with views of vineyards and oak trees is this beautifully crafted stone cottage by Nicole Hollis. I would be the house guest from hell though. Why would I ever want to leave?
You may recognize the first few photos from an issue of Lonny – one of the most memorable IMHO thanks to the designs of fashion stylist and interior designer Estee Stanley. Well known for her chic, effortless and eclectic style, she is a designer without a signature look as she can knock out any style her clients are after. I love her mostly neutral palettes with drama added through graphic artwork, bits of black, funky lighting and other cool accents.
I’d love to take the time to sit in the sunshine in this Williamsburg studio. Perhaps read. Or drink coffee and flick through records with a couple of friends. Chat and relax and bounce plans for the day’s activities back and forward. I think this would be my very cool friend’s home and I would spend way too much time there. The sit and read reference is apt in this case. The studio was designed by Brooklyn based creative agency Sit and Read. Photography by Brian W. Ferry and no not that Brian Ferry.
Techné – to make poetically. I had to return to this Melbourne firm’s work for another dose of inspiration. Creative, contemporary, edgy and exciting this home is a bright and cheery ode to family life. Both dark and colourful choruses break the sunny white providing contrast and interest, tying the old to the new. Hang it! I’ll stop trying to wax lyrical. I just need to say it’s fabulous!.