Austin in Stereo is a 7,300 sq ft, 4 bedroom home in West Austin where nearly every room of the house was designed by Fern Santini with a unique art or music-themed element. A bar, turntable, Sonos speakers, signed photos of music legends, Woodstock wallpaper, lots of dark walls and graphic patterns make this a really stylin’ and party-ready home. (Photos: Douglas Friedman)
I absolutely love all the character and personality in this home, care of designer Ben Pentreath. In 2013, we were engaged to work on the interior decoration of a substantial Edwardian house in Hampstead. The fine house was in need of significant refurbishment, and we worked closely with the local Hampstead architects Charlton Brown in developing internal layouts and plans for the new owners, a recently-married young couple. These developed to include an underground swimming pool, new kitchen extension and a significant remodelling of some of the internal spaces. Jointly with the clients, we drew inspiration from the Arts and Crafts, in particular the papers of William Morris, but in combination with other themes and strands that ranged from the late 19th century aesthetic movement, through mid-century modernism, to significant contemporary elements. Surrounded by generous gardens and trees, the house has the hint of a rural atmosphere; this too provided part of the inspiration, and we used soft, natural materials and floor coverings. The mood is designed to be calm and tranquil, but to provide visual richness and stimulation throughout.
Pattern on pattern and a kaleidoscope of colour. Antiques and family hand me downs reloved. Books and flowers from the garden, pleated fabric lampshades, plenty of brown furniture and an army of floor rugs. The English do it so so well. Berkshire House by Vanrenen GW Designs.
This stunning Houston home on Buffalo Bayou was designed by Jan Showers for her daughter. A sophisticated mix of pretty colours, shiny glass, graphic patterns and pale walls. I am smitten with all the yellow in the dining room. (Photos: Eric Piasecki + Tria Giovan)
Layered and lavish, liveable and lasting, lush and luxurious. LOVE. This exquisite four-bedroom apartment overlooks the banks of the River Thames from Chelsea’s esteemed Cheyne Walk. It is situated on the coveted west and south-facing first floor of Carlyle Mansions and exceeds 2,250 sq ft internally, with rare step-free lateral space and the convenience of an on-site porter. Currently for sale through Inigo.