A calming respite for a young family in Manhattan’s West Village — paying homage to their historic 1860s brownstone through warm textures, timelessly classic materials, and details that find refinement through the patina of living. Within the 1,600 square foot, three-story brownstone we were guided by European finishings and classic Belgian interiors, finding richness through a balance of natural materiality and embracing a harmonic moodiness. Seeking to add intentional texture and invite a calming cohesion, we integrated layers of natural materials, including raw & antique woods, earthy-hued heavy Belgian linens, antique brass detailing, and wall texture from Roman Clay.
Designed by And Studio Interiors, this home is breathtakingly beautiful. The drama of the black foyer, to the earthy textures in the living room, to the elegantly classic kitchen, this somewhat minimal home is really a masterpiece. Aside from needing to change out those dining chairs (so uncomfortable), every single other thing here is perfection.
This prestigious double fronted Art Deco cream brick beacon of casual regality adorns a fancy suburban street in Moonee Ponds. WOWOWA’s role was akin to a surgeon – preforming open heart surgery, removing the scare tissue of the past renovation and creating a family home that celebrated the playful ornament of the original 1930’s era. The first decision was to mirror the cream & brown brick robustness of the front facade, around the back. A sense of inside outside was crucial to this project. Working around existing bones, the renovation addon reads like an L shaped nugget, but in reality, the living room sits on the base of an existing basement and is largely a reduction more than an alteration & addition.
I am DYING over this renovation. All of my favourite colours in one home (and all in one kitchen no less!). This home is so incredibly unique and vibrant, and that kitchen is one of my all-time favourites. (Photos: Martina Gemmola; Styling: Ruth Welsby)
What can I say? Swoon comes to mind. Yasmine Saleh Ghoniem is my favourite interior designer and her Sydney-based firm YSG can do no wrong. When am I moving in?
Photography by Prue Ruscoe
It’s like I say week in week out. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it helps if it’s somewhere stylish. Etude Notarial by Claude Cartier.
Montréal and New York based designer Garrow Kedigian hates white interiors, and therefore I love him. I featured his Montréal townhouse several years ago and it was evident then colours were his thing, but as time passed it has become more and more evident he reigns over colour like not many others. Case in point, this Upper East Side apartment that is awash in mostly shades of blue and have fun accent colours like a large orange sectional. Kudos for Garrow making such a splash with this project. Photos: Trevor Parker.