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. Thinkerbell (with offices in an old knitting mill hence the string art) by Cera Stribley.
I am always on board with spaces that have unique colour combinations and where there is not a lot of white trim and ceilings. Designer Nicola Harding hit the nail on the head with this modernized country house in Berkshire, England. This generous Georgian country house has been completely re-energised for family living. On the ground floor, entranceways and connecting spaces are painted in vibrant blues and greens. Living spaces – and the vast garden room – are bathed in natural light and filled with soft furnishings and found pieces that have been arranged in the centre of each room to create a feeling of intimacy. Upstairs, soft greys, soothing pinks and pale blues are teamed with patterned textiles that have banished any sense of stuffiness from this handsome home.
Photos: Paul Massey
Because I can’t get enough, the drama of Sarah Vaile continues with this random selection from her portfolio. Her unusual paint colours, wallpapers and graphic textiles really elevates these spaces and are so invigorating.
Many fun colours, patterns and textures make this turn-of-the-century home whimsical, spirited and is a wonderful example of how to add vintage while still keeping it feeling current. A unique take on decor for a family’s seaside holiday retreat by designer Michelle Kelly.
It’s that time of year when the husband and I start planning our winter getaway trip to Mexico. Because I’m not an ignorant idiot, that won’t be happening for the second year in a row. I suppose I’ll have make up for it with as many beautiful homes and outdoor spaces that have SUMMER written all over them. Like this gorgeous house in Orient Village, North Fork, NY designed by Elizabeth Cooper.