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A textile-filled home in Norfolk

Posted on Wed, 1 May 2024 by KiM

I spotted this feature on Cabana Magazine’s website and it speaks to me on so many levels so I had to share. North Runcton Lodge located in Norfolk, England was dilapidated when Kate Giles and her husband Tim Ellis bought it in 2017. It took two years of stripping out sodden carpets and wallpaper, rewiring, re-plumbing to get it to its current state, and no structural changes were made with the exception of the kitchen. Leaving old paint and wallpaper fragments, they filled it with finds from auctions, fairs, and antique shops, and then layered in tapestries, ancient linens, French quilts and so many beautiful paintings of Kate’s. Such a stunning home (and I’m dying over the kitchen’s tile floor). Photos: Mark Luscombe-Whyte

A chapel conversion in Devon

Posted on Wed, 1 May 2024 by KiM

Tucked within the picturesque landscape of west Devon is the Old Chapel. This early 20th century sanctuary has been reinterpreted into a family home that maximises its compelling ecclesiastical interior. The nave is now a spacious open plan living area, revolving around a central wood burning stove, with slender arched windows framing the coastal topography beyond. Reclaimed timber boards line the stripped-back ceiling, intermittently broken by restored rhythmic joists accentuating the drama of the pitched eaves. Levitating above the kitchen is a new plywood room housing an additional bedroom and study space which can be reached from a new stairwell wending its way between a repointed stone gable. Downstairs the crypt has been extended to accommodate generous south-facing bedrooms that overlook a sloping garden and intimate courtyard. Sculpted niches have been recessed into the thick stone walls, housing subtle light fixtures. We love church conversions and this one with a distinctive modern and minimal approach is so soothing. You can almost hear the angels singing. Architect: Tuckey Design Studio; Photos: James Brittain.


Light-filled harmony

Posted on Tue, 30 Apr 2024 by midcenturyjo

The villa’s exterior belies its stunning interior transformation. Once an unassuming 1960s structure, it now shines as a bright, cohesive family home. The layout was reimagined to maximize light and garden views, focusing on opening up living areas and creating a chef-worthy kitchen. Large windows and doors connect indoors with outdoors bringing light into previously dim spaces. A muted palette and natural materials complement the client’s collections, enhancing rather than overpowering the design while custom touches like terracotta tiles and bespoke joinery. The Bowerbird Home by Melbourne-based Beatrix Rowe.

Photography by Sharyn Cairns.

Maximalism meets minimalism in Miami

Posted on Tue, 30 Apr 2024 by midcenturyjo

This Miami house with its Art Deco influences has been taken to the next level by Istanbul-based design practice Sanayi313. Enis Karavil created a neutral base using natural materials and a light palette then piled in a maximalist meets minimalist flair. With vibrant gallery walls, black-and-white kitchen and powder room, a mix of Art Deco bones with pieces from different design eras, the result is dynamic and fresh.

Photography by Tim Williams.

Coast Road

Posted on Sun, 28 Apr 2024 by KiM

I typically share a castle on Sundays that I spend hours searching for something blog worthy, but the weather is nice today finally and I need to get my butt outside and start cleaning and prepping the greenhouse for use, and basic yard cleanup. So instead I took the “easy” way out and wanted to share this beautiful five-bedroom house in Cley-next-the-Sea, Norfolk that is for sale via Inigo. It is so full of character and whimsy and vintage goodness.
It has a series of sea-facing rooms with spectacular views of natural wetlands and beaches beyond. An extensive restoration in recent years has maintained the integrity of its 18th-century sensibilities. Set within a plot of just over half an acre, its expansive gardens have been designed to make the most of their elevated position, overlooking coastland and local landmarks like Cley Windmill. The house’s vernacular red-brick façade is notable for its Dutch gable detail and flint rag-stone detailing. The imposing frontage dates from the mid-18th century and sits on a small green track just off Coast Road. Entry to the house is via a gated courtyard between the main building and the coach house. Spanning some half an acre, the gardens are a veritable private oasis. The highest terrace is home to a brilliant wooden studio.