Nestled amidst the sandy beaches and vast fields of Sweden’s largest island, Gotland, Sheep House stands as a testament to the harmonious blending of history and modernity. This traditional 18th-century limestone barn has undergone a remarkable transformation into a contemporary farmhouse on the shores of the Baltic Sea.
Over a span of two years, PALTA meticulously renovated the kitchen and primary bathroom, meticulously restored the original 18th-century salt cellar, constructed a charming farmhouse pantry, and designed the interiors of both primary and guest bedrooms, as well as a spacious lofted living area. Collaborating closely with local artisans, the property was authentically restored, showcasing exquisite Gotland limestone countertops, bespoke oak cabinetry crafted by local artisans, and a curated selection of antique pieces sourced from the island’s renowned thrift community. The result is a unique blend of old-world charm and modern comfort, seamlessly integrated into the island’s picturesque landscape.
Created as the clients’ primary residence, this vast home was conceptualized in its entirety to resonate with the Blanc Marine signature, with the aim of offering the young couple who inhabit it serene, welcoming spaces in their own image. By favoring earthy tones and rich textures, we harmonized their interiors with the nature of the enchanting site in which this home is set.
The bar is already set high when you build a home within the beauty of the Laurentian mountains. But Blanc Marine‘s neutral, earthy and classic style is perfection within the natural setting of this area of Québec. Their style is frankly perfection anywhere. It is so serene and timeless and effortless to live with and make it your own. (Photos: Sylvie Li)
This apartment in the historic Cobble Hill neighorhood belongs to partner, Erin Fearins and has been carefully renovated to include custom millwork and an expertly layered mix of vintage furniture pieces and carefully curated art and antiques.
Erin of Studio FSW decked out her family’s apartment with layers of vintage and antique finds, very bold graphic wallpapers and fabrics and daring colour choices. A designer after my own heart. (Photos: Lesley Unruh).
“A nurse with a busy lifestyle wants more function in her early 1900s home without losing its character & charm.”
A neutral colour palette doesn’t necessarily mean bland. Layers of texture and natural materials add warmth and life. A sweet small home, a calming escape from a hectic work life. St. Kilda Aussie Cottage Reno by Studio Ezra.
Photography by Dylan James.
After six intense years in Manhattan, the owners asked interior and furniture designer Bateaumagne to transform this former artist’s studio hidden in a leafy courtyard in Paris’ 6th arrondissement. They created a spacious loft-style living area on the ground floor, preserving the studio’s artistic essence with modernist walnut woodwork. Upstairs, vibrant mid-century colours define the rooms, while Winkelmans tiles adorn the bathrooms. Their eclectic choices, like the Cameleonda sofa and Verner Panton chairs, resulted in a harmonious and artistic family-friendly space.
Photography by Giaime Meloni.