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“The full refurbishment of an Arts and Crafts family home in North London, with a mid century vibe and an abundance of colour and texture. Lime paint, terrazzo flooring and cane were used extensively to breathe new life into this period property.”

I love modern living in a historic house and when it’s as sympathetically creative and colourful as this renovation by Studio Duggan then I love it even more!

Colour and daring

Posted on Wed, 29 Sep 2021 by midcenturyjo

Giancarlo Valle of the eponymous Studio Giancarlo Valle is arguably one of our favourite designers. A strong design aesthetic, an assured use of colour, a wonderful sense of light and shade, space and void. This Soho Townhouse has been taken from bland and boring new build to a home full of colour and character, style and daring.

Photography by Stephen Kent Johnson

A midcentury cacaphony of colour

Posted on Thu, 19 Aug 2021 by KiM

I continue to be awestruck by the creative genius of Frances Merrill and her firm Reath Design. You will be hard-pressed to find anyone who is willing to go this bold with colour and pattern. Each room is a wilder than the next. SO MUCH FUN! You can read more about it in this Architectural Digest feature. Photos by Laure Joliet.

This landscaping is everything landscaping should be. Considerate of the colour scheme of the home (purple/magenta in this case), a mix of wood and concrete to keep it from being too harsh, terraced to easily create zones, includes a water feature, integrated lighting…. We transformed this garden from a weed-covered dirt hill into a beautiful living space with the use of terracing. Our goal for any garden is to make it functional, and this design utilizes every inch of space with an outdoor office, a vegetable/cutting garden, a dining deck, fire pit, and barbecue with seating area. These clients like to entertain, and can open their kitchen doors to connect directly with the garden. Built in wood and concrete benches add sculptural interest and the concrete bench absorbs warmth when the fire feature is lit. By Growsgreen.

Photos: Caitlin Atkinson and Growsgreen

This house could not be more invigorating and whimsical. It all starts at the apple green front door. Wallpaper and vibrant upholstery and patterns unite to create a super fun home. Her Latin roots, fondness for Southern hospitality, and penchant for parties were the overarching parameters for this gradual home makeover. The kitchen got a major facelift, but the original cabinets were preserved and a few doors removed to showcase her collection of vintage dinnerware and serving pieces. Paisley wallpaper, watercolor print curtains, and lime-painted entryway are evidence of her passion for mixing happy color and bold pattern. The medley of new and salvaged furniture includes a dining table rescued from an abandoned house, an 80s sidebar, the daughter’s handed-down vintage desk and a super-long velvet banquette that turns the sunroom into a hangout. In the master bedroom, refinished finds cozy up to a custom canopy bed with leather inserts. Designed by Toledo Geller.