“Nestled in the historic Presidio Height neighborhood of San Francisco, this Colonial Revival home had beautiful bones but needed to be reformatted spacially to gain more kitchen and living space, grow the bottom level, allow more natural light, and update all finishes. Careful attention to millwork details, natural stone, and special wall finishes took precedence on the architectural side. While on the decoration front, we placed emphasis on a mix of classic and modern silhouettes, with heavy use of vintage pieces to add a European sensibility.”
Serene sophistication with a timeless mix of old and new. Washington Residence by Lauren Nelson.
Photography by Michael Clifford.
This drop dead gorgeous cottage in the Cotswolds is the weekend home of designer/decorator couple Duncan Campbell and Luke Edward Hall. Full of colour, exuberance, whimsy, and an unparalleled eclecticism, this home is so freaking fabulous I can hardly stand it. If you ever thought about getting a second home thinking it would be a great excuse to try out colours that you don’t have the nerve to use in your primary home, here is proof that you need to make that happen! (Though as you will see in an upcoming post, this talented duo went as crazy with colour in their primary residence). Photos: Miguel Flores-Vianna & Billal Taright.
Warsaw-based Colombe Studio never ceases to amaze me with their creativity and attention to detail. This kitchen may not be huge or have lots of storage but it’s a work of art and absolutely beautiful. This apartment is giving me somewhat museum vibes but in the best way as it is still inviting but every item and every detail makes such a statement. Photos: Kasia Gatkowska
The Schoolhouse, merges old and new, combining contemporary details within conservation architecture. This family home blends dynamic and vibrant elements with understated and timeless spaces, designed to feel as though it has been permanently embedded in the historic building. Our challenge was to create an inviting, emotive atmosphere that captivates those who live there and takes them on a experiential journey.
In typical Kingston Lafferty Design fashion, this home is high drama, drenched in bold colour, full of graphic, shapely elements and I was completely sold when I got to the sunken living room. Photos: Barbara Corsico, and for more details check out est living.
Colour, pattern, textiles, flea market finds and carefully curated antiques. Everything considered but nothing “precious” … except the experience. The place, the memories, the lifestyle. Family and friends, the smell of the sea and a home that holds relevance to the owners. Cape Ann Summer House by Reath Design.