Scandinavian, modern, minimalist vibes are evident throughout this Haussmannian apartment in Paris that was completely renovated by Hélène Pinaud and Julien Schwartzmann of architecture firm Heju. They preserved as many original details as possible, and moved the kitchen such that it became the central gathering spot. The pink marble countertop is beautifully subtle and I adore the added curve in the island which is then mimicked in the cabinet hardware and light fixture.
Sharing another period home that I have fallen in love with thanks to Shoot Factory. This Grade II listed property was built around 1700. It includes a 5 bedroom restored and renovated stone home with outbuildings including a restored barn and man cave. The exterior has all the charm you could want in an old English home, while the interior has beautiful original details with some modern touches. (Photographer: Richard Oxford)
This 1968 home on Lake Austin, Texas recently underwent a dramatic transformation inside and out and is a wonderful backdrop to the homeowner’s extensive art collection. Modern yet has some cozy spaces for relaxing, whilst maintaining an overall mid century vibe. The dining room does double duty as a conference space for these work from home times, and the sliding wall is in fact a massive white board. Love that!
Interior design: Mark Ashby Design. Architect: Tobin Smith Architect. Landscaping: Ten Eyck Landscape Architects.
Photos: Douglas Friedman
Jo shared the 17th century, 3,300 sq ft Milan palazzo of designer Vincenzo De Cotiis a few years ago and I recently stumbled upon it again and because it truly is one of the most exquisite homes I have ever seen I wanted to share it again. This is what taking the time to peel back years and years of layers can get you. And when you leave it raw and untreated, it is absolutely magical and something to be revered for years to come. (You can read more about it here and here)
Photos: Simon Watson, Joachim Wichmann
I don’t have cable so I don’t watch HGTV and maybe I’m the only one who doesn’t know about some mini-series about the renovation of this 100 year old home which is owned by half of the Property Brothers. Anyhoo regardless of that drivel this is fabulous and the head designer was Breeze Giannasio whom we appear to have never featured on the blog in all these years so I figured it was worth sharing. Mostly because I am love with the green tile bathroom and was thinking of similar tile for my bathroom reno.