You may still be wrapping your brain around what is going on in my last post but I am smitten so I’m about to stir things up even more with what seems to be Vincent Darré‘s Paris office/showroom. The woodwork alone is making my heart skip a beat. Lawd half mursey!
Paris designer Vincent Darré is the king of surrealist, maximalist interiors. His creativity is limitless and the combination of his bold colour choices and exquisite furnishings with Parisian architecture makes for truly unique magical spaces. This is his apartment and it is wild!
On a previous occasion when I featured Barcelona-based interior designer María Lladó‘s work I wrote “Queen of the vignette, lover of chairs, doyenne of the eclectic. The home as theatre or is that theatre set?” That was back in 2014. Thankfully nothing has changed!
I have a handful of favourite designers that blow me away with every single space they touch, and I think I can go out on a limb and say Beata Heuman might be my #1. I am so intrigued by her creativity, her fealessness when it comes to colour and patterns (have you seen her marbleized velvet?! LOVE!) and her attention to detail. This is her family’s townhouse in Hammersmith, London and it’s everything you would expect from her – completely unexpected.
When I spotted this property on Shoot Factory I was shocked I had never seen it before and then knew it had to be associated to a fabric/wallpaper company (no kidding!) and after about 35 seconds of sleuthing found out this is Trematon Castle and its magical garden in Cornwall, which also seems to double as a B&B through House of Hackney. Some info on this absolutely spectacular (inside and out) property: the castle was built in the 14th century, the main house has 6 bedrooms and sits on 9 acres. The Castle then fell into neglect and ruin for centuries until, in 1807, the Duchy of Cornwall granted a 100-year lease to naval man Benjamin Tucker, alongside permission to construct a house within the castle courtyard. Yet more change came when part of the medieval castle wall was demolished to create a view from the house down to Plymouth Sound – and then again in 1812, when an ornate swimming pool was carved out in the lower reaches of the garden to commemorate a visit by the Prince Regent, who was later crowned George IV. Now, the Castle not only serves as the gateway to Cornwall, but to a mythical land dreamt up by its newest guardians: Frieda Gormley and Javvy M Royle. Adorned in House of Hackney’s imaginative prints, the interiors also act as a miniature museum for irreverent British design. In keeping with our ethos of championing local factories and generations-old techniques, the décor is anchored by timeless yet characterful creations, crafted by artisans – the finest our fair isle has to offer. From the artwork to the lighting, each piece you see is available to buy and take home with you (or purchase later via the House of Hackney website) as a memento of your stay.