Displaying posts labeled "Outdoors"

A 17th century Georgian mansion in England

Posted on Sun, 4 Apr 2021 by KiM

Sundays are for lounging and dreaming. Perhaps dreaming of a faraway land where 17th century Grade I Georgian mansions prevail, in this case in the Suffolk countryside surrounded by an orangery, gardens, woodland, pool and pond, and are filled with treasures. I could dream all day long about how much potential this wonderous home has….. Location home available through Shoot Factory.

More from Gregory Mellor

Posted on Wed, 31 Mar 2021 by midcenturyjo

Understated elegance, comfort and character with a hint of nostalgia. I’m back delving into Cape Town-based designer Gregory Mellor‘s portfolio and his take on an African farmhouse doesn’t disappoint.

Inspired by Flora Soames

Posted on Mon, 22 Mar 2021 by KiM

I’ve been agonizing over what to do with the 2 garden beds my husband created in our front yard when he completed interlocking the driveway. The other day I happened to notice House & Garden’s YouTube account had posted a new video of the rented home of British designer Flora Soames. I love her style and her pattern and colour filled home, but it was her garden that had me really swooning. Her pool became a pond, and around it is the most incredible floral cutting garden. Then it hit me. If I can’t figure out what to do in my front yard, particularly with the 20′ long x 12′ (ish) bed, why not just fill it to the brim with flowers! (I generally don’t plant anything that flowers, I am weird like that). So due to this enlightenment I figured I would share some photos from that feature on Flora in House & Garden (first 4, photographed by Simon Upton) and some from random projects in her portfolio.

A renovated 1960s ranch home in Austin

Posted on Mon, 8 Mar 2021 by KiM

This 1968 home on Lake Austin, Texas recently underwent a dramatic transformation inside and out and is a wonderful backdrop to the homeowner’s extensive art collection. Modern yet has some cozy spaces for relaxing, whilst maintaining an overall mid century vibe. The dining room does double duty as a conference space for these work from home times, and the sliding wall is in fact a massive white board. Love that!
Interior design: Mark Ashby Design. Architect: Tobin Smith Architect. Landscaping: Ten Eyck Landscape Architects.

Photos: Douglas Friedman

Opening up and modernizing a 1940’s home

Posted on Tue, 2 Mar 2021 by KiM

Sometimes tearing down walls and making spaces bigger and brighter is the way to go. This home is a perfect example, and it desperately needed this type of update, designed by Anne Carr Design. (Check out some before and after shots here). I’m in LOVE with the courtyard!