A weekend retreat in a calming colour palette of silvery greys and off whites, an inviting combination of custom and vintage furniture pieces and an emphasis on patina and polish. It all adds up to a delightful country house in Connecticut in a style that the interior designers Dumais call “airy rustic glamour”. I call it simply lovely.
Photography by Joshua McHugh
From a 17th century English manor house to a 21st century concrete and glass structure, from country house to townhouse let’s dive into the portfolio of one of the UK’s leading interior designers Robert Carslaw. The firm may be small but its influence is substantial. Calm, curated, traditional yet timeless.
The soviet era was not kind to Kiev’s buildings. Brutalised and bastardised the city’s beautiful 19th and 20th century buildings are being awoken by a new generation of architects and interior designers. The owner of this apartment had previously been based in Berlin and turned to Iya Turabelidze to recreate that hip Berlin feel while embracing new and old Kiev. As to the project’s name “The House of Sand” it has to do with the blurring of time and space, a grain of sand pushed off a shelf in Berlin hits the floor in Kiev.
Modern family living and a historic home. Can you have both? Will it look like an unholy mish mash? The Old Schoolhouse on the outskirts of Milton on the NSW South Coast by Christina Prescott Design (in collaboration with VIEW//THRU building design and Seed Garden Design) saw the addition of a new wing containing a large open plan living, kitchen and dining room. A sympathetic and stunning heart of the home.
The renovation of a 19th Century Bellport Long Island sea captain’s house by C.S. Valentin saw the marriage of the house’s beautifully uncomplicated bones and a mid century aesthetic. It’s been called “Mid Century Shaker” even “Flintstone Chic”. I call it simply sublime.
Photography by Jonathan Hökklo