A couple of summers ago I featured a home designed by Cameron Ruppert and the post was titled ‘Maximalism with colour and pattern‘. It was bold and I was smitten. And then I saw this latest project by Cameron and my mind is BLOWN. I wish I could be this creative and ballsy with colour and pattern but it really takes a special talent and confidence to come up with combinations like this and it be THIS GOOD. (Builder: JEFFCO; Photography: Stazy Zarin Goldberg)
This garden in Ravenscourt Park was neglected and unloved when its owners moved in, consisting of a shabby lawn and a couple of scruffy shrubs but two promising trees – a Magnolia and an Apple tree. The garden has evolved over the years with structural Buxus pyramids later being replaced with Taxus baccata. The introduction of a Wildflower meadow with a winding path was later reconfigured bringing an abundance of wildlife.
The garden of landscape designer Butter Wakefield is simple yet an absolute delight and so pleasing to the eye. Inspiration folder material for sure. (Photography: Clive Nichols / Ellie Walpole / Simon Brown)
This beautiful terraced home in Fulham, London, is an energetic, colourful (in mostly small doses) space for an artist and art collector. Most of the walls were left muted to highlight the art, and the top floor was opened up to create a master suite and studio space. A wonderful project by Katie Glaister and Henry Miller-Robinson of K&H Design. (Photos: Simon Brown)
“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!
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