A colourful family seaside home and not a coastal cliche in sight. Think fun and fabulous, open plan and private spaces, orange and red, green and blue and don’t forget the yellow. An eclectic richness carefully curated to seem effortless and welcoming. Seaside House by London-based Studio Ashby.
Aside from every colour under the sun being incorporated into this 200 sq m 1960s Sydney home you also have exposed brick, mural painted on brick, ‘crazy pavers’ flooring, tile, marble, white cork etc. making this home as dynamic and energizing as can be. It is utterly fascinating how design firm YSG managed to turn chaos into something really special. (Photos: Prue Ruscoe, Styling: Alicia Sciberras)
Glin Castle is an incredible 20,000 square foot, 14th century, 18-bedroom, 18-bath Georgian house in Ireland owned by actor Dominic West, his wife Catherine Fitzgerald and 2 of her sisters (having been in their family since it’s creation). They have lovingly restored the castle and used it as a retreat, but now it’s available to book privately. What an absolutely breathtaking piece of history. (Photos: Claire Bingham for Architectural Digest, Andrew Montgomery for House & Garden, and the Glin castle website)
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. Facile by Studio Life/Style.
Take another look. What at first appears to be a traditional take on London living is actually a fresh and timeless scheme doing what the Brits do so well, pattern on pattern and strong colours that don’t scream look at me more ooh that’s rich. Barons Court by Studio Peake.