This Edinburgh flat with its elegant Georgian lines is no shrinking violet. What could have been restrained and dare I say plain is instead alive with colour and pattern. Grey walls anchor the scheme allowing the designer Jessica Buckley to create a space that reflects the owners personality and style. The repeated use of pink and yellow must be so uplifting on a dreary Scottish day. Another great example of traditional with a twist.
An old plaster moulding shop on the ground floor of an early 20th century building in Barcelona was dark and derelict until architectural firm Valentí Albareda created a magical light filled home with central courtyard and a distinct modern flavour inside its rustic exposed brick walls. Love the almost sculptural feel to elements such as the staircase and shelving.
It’s the juxapostition of old and new, traditional and contemporary, the obvious and the unexpected that is the basis of the creative work of Melissa Jenkinson of interior design and architectural firm Heirloom Studio. As she says “Old interiors capture my soul, contemporary interiors capture at my heart.” The marriage of old and new in this Kentish Town townhouse captures mine as well. Swoon.
I never thought I’d really, really would need a bright orange kitchen in my life. Visions of dubious retro kitchens spring to mind. That is until I saw this bright and zesty bespoke number by Alistair Fleming Design. Now I’m trying to figure out if I need to fit one into my house renovations.
What could be more perfect? Harvey Jones Kitchen takes this warehouse conversion with its original crittall windows, hefty beams, old tile and exposed brick to the next level with a contemporary, bespoke kitchen from their Linear Edge range. A European luxury look that sits sleekly within the open space. Love the handleless clean lines and the waterfall edge to the stone counters. If beautiful, handmade kitchens make you weak at the knees like me there is a lot more inspiration on their website.