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
I have a case of serious kitchen envy thanks to Alessia and Sarah of Chicago/Detroit based design firm reDesign. This kitchen, pantry, mudroom and laundry renovation was inspired by a trip to the South of France. The original floor plan was choppy and unified, which we used to our advantage to create functional work rooms while opening up the kitchen and dining areas. Our clients had a long list of needs, like a cathedral ceiling and access to the side entry, which we were able to navigate through careful space planning. To keep things feeling cohesive, sourced complimentary materials through each space, differentiating them through custom details.
If I had a home in a warm/tropical climate like Florida, (or in my case, Mexico) I would want it to look like this. Inside and out. This home in Alys Beach, is a bohemian beachy dream in white. Bits of blingy brass, lots of textures and earthy accents, it’s just what the weather calls for. Designed by Bohlert Massey.
“This beautifully refined two-bedroom apartment combines the grandeur of Georgian proportions with superlative modern details. The apartment is positioned on the second floor of a Grade I-Listed building on Great Pulteney Street, Bath’s most spectacular thoroughfare, flanked by Palladian architecture.”
Can you hear me sighing? Honestly I am smitten by this stylish home. The interiors perfectly repeat the honey-coloured Bath stone clad exteriors, muted, relaxed, calming. The Georgian proportions are kept without sacrificing the luxuries of modern day living. Now if I only needed to buy a home in Somerset. Cue another sigh. Great Putney Street, Bath via The Modern House.
“Space Exploration seeks to create spaces that resonate with subtle harmony. The firm’s projects are driven by a love of simplicity, nuance, craftsmanship and the integrity of beautiful materials expressed through construction.”
Elegant and urbane, beautifully balanced through careful curation. What else would you expect from this New York based architectural and interior design practice? Prospect Park Apartment by Space Exploration.