Bucolic bliss with just the slightest touch of boho in Bedford, NY by Virginia Tupker Interiors. Tupkert, who has worked for House & Garden, Vogue and Vogue Living has a passion for textiles which she uses deftly as a counterfoil to the rustic stone and old boards in this old carriage house. It’s rough yet refined, cosy yet chic. The perfect country getaway without the country kitsch.
Photography by Mikkel Vang
What is it about the mix of rustic simplicity and elegant living that is so appealing? Think stone, white washed walls and old wooden beams as the stage for an enviable collection of art and furniture, objet d’art and curiosities. Pops of bright colour energise the scheme and though everything is beautiful nothing is “precious”. Casa Mallorca by Spanish interior designer Ramón García Jurado.
Some people enjoy the winter season and partake in activities like skiing. I on the other hand would prefer to spend my time bundled up in leggings and a big sweater, huddled under a blanket drinking tea next to a roaring fire. This beautiful house next to the ski mountains in Montana would be the perfect place to do that while wishing spring would arrive. Designed by Shawn Henderson.
(in case you missed Shawn’s West Village project from the other day)
This is one of the most unique lofts I think we have ever shared on the blog. And this one might be my favourite. Located on the entire third floor of a converted shoe factory (2850 sq ft) in Shoreditch, London, it features 30 original Crittall windows (dreamy!!!), green plaster walls and ceilings, handmade Moroccan Bejmat Zellij terracotta tiled floors, bespoke oak joinery, hand-woven linen shutters. It is absolutely stunning. Designed by the insanely talented Chan + Eayrs, and currently for sale via The Modern House.
If you loved this, check out The Weaver’s House
I know I am not the only one who dreams of living in a castle (France perhaps?), and I recently discovered a designer who is living my dream. Jorge Canete lives in a Swiss castle built in 1725 called le château de Saint Saphorin sur Morges and it truly is a vision from my dreams. Given its appearance inside, I would say it is something Jorge dreamt of and was able to bring to life. Books float in mid-air, a pendant light mimics a cloud, keys dangle from a crystal chandelier, pages torn from books flutter against walls….it is only missing a princess. (Photos from Jorge’s website and this feature in Côté Maison with photos by Jean-Marc Palisse)
(for more of Jorge’s work I featured this project last month in case you missed it)