As we learn to live to live with COVID and borders reopen thoughts turn to travel. Where to go? Where to stay? How about London and how about this amazing mews house in the heart of Nottinghill? Reimagined into an artistic haven which effortlessly blends farmhouse interiors with a metropolitan lifestyle. Oh the artwork. The space. The colour. Favourite idea to steal? The kitchen in an island in a loft like space. You can book a stay for St Petersburgh Mews through Domus Stay.
I still have San Miguel de Allende on my list of must-visit places and what a dream it would be to stay at a place as gorgeous as Mesón Hidalgo.
Laura Kirar was leaving the city of San Miguel de Allende for another when she stepped, by chance, through the doors of a centuries-old manor house off Calle Hidalgo and—utterly enchanted—into an entirely different story. The house, renamed Mesón Hidalgo, was founded in 2019 as an intimate collaboration between four women-led brands rooted in México—a designer, a silversmith, a clothier, and a perfumer. Blurring the lines between environment and experience, style and lifestyle, history and present, México’s first guesthouse-boutique offers three one-of-a-kind, private guestrooms (designed by Laura), four luxury shops, and endlessly curated experiences hosted by artists and inspired by the spirit of San Miguel de Allende. From the artisan soap in the bath to the art on the walls, nearly every unforgettable detail of our home is designed to become part of yours.
“A 20 year old builder-grade home, that required a facelift to fit the new owners’ personalities and incredible, European inspired taste. Custom cabinetry, unique lighting and textural materials play in perfect harmony with one another, to make this renovation a success!”
The kitchen is inspiring, the laundry clever and colourful but my heart belongs to the little jewel box of a bar/butler’s pantry. No, more of a bar in brilliant deep blue. Willows Residence by Indianapolis-based Whittney Parkinson Design
The designer calls the project Printemps or Spring. I call it the jewel box and hidden within is such a precious treasure for Paris’ 17th arrondissement, a lush almost tropical garden. By Laurence Simoncini Décoration.
Photography by Frederic Lucano