A stone’s throw from the Houses of Parliament, on one of the finest early Georgian streets in London, is this beautiful pair of houses that in 1906 had been combined to form a single dwelling. We remodelled the whole house, moving the kitchen and bathrooms, restoring the staircase, putting back panelling, replacing walls that had been taken down. The interiors are intentionally simple, drawing on the original early 18th century character of the rooms, but with a playful sense of pattern, and a palimpsest of history, running through its veins. We used extensive fabrics and papers from Watts of Westminster, Morris & Co and Robert Kime in developing a palette of soft, calm greys, taupes and greens, with splashes of burned red, yellow and Prussian blue throughout. The garden was completely remodelled by Pip Morrison and we designed a metal glasshouse at the corner of the garden which catches the rays of the evening sun.
Another timeless beauty designed by Ben Pentreath, where I could move right in as it is with simply my clothes, the husband and cats.
This four-story, 1940s townhouse is located in a Beaux Arts building in Buenos Aires and has such a beautiful neoclassical façade, with pilasters and decorative ironwork. Inside you will find a marble floor in a grand foyer (that transforms into an entry gallery/reception space_, a multi-level curved staircase, a lower level entertaining room with an impressive wine cellar, a backyard that is perfect for gatherings…. It is quite the party pad! Designed by Stephania Kallos and Abigail Turin of Kallos Turin, based in London and San Francisco. Photos: Ricardo Labougle
This other-worldly château in Bourg Achard, Caumont, France is a total dream. 600 sq. m of living space, as well as a 228425 sq. m of gardens. There are 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a caretaker’s house (and a guest house?), the landscaping is impeccable and magazine-worthy and the interior is like stepping back in time, and quite beautifully designed which is unexpected compared to most châteaus I come across. (Also gimme all the terracotta hex tile flooring!!!) It does not appear like you would need to do a thing but move in! For sale via Sotheby’s for 2,700,000 €.
As the weekend quickly approaches my mind turns to the gardening chores I must do. I’d never think anything was a chore if I owned this lush Sydney garden Greenfriends Gardens. An oasis in the city and perfect for the approaching summer. I need to climb up my palms to hang baskets of Rhipsalis and start planning a circular pond. More jobs for the weekend.
Landscape architect and garden designer Ula Maria created such a lush, layered garden for this Brixton home with random arrangements of bricks and stones and dense plantings overflowing along pathways and groundcover seeping through cracks and crevices. Soooo much inspiration here.