This Marin County, California compound takes cottage style living to a whole other level of cool. Commune Design left it dark and “woodsy” and I love that because it adds so much drama and a sense of richness to the home. Add in all of the outdoor hangout spaces and you would definitively be spending your days outdoors enjoying the beautiful weather.
Prepare to be amazed at how funky a Swiss style chalet can get. Studio Shamshiri was commissioned to renovate and restore a 3,500 square-foot Southern Californian estate built by Myron Hunt in 1906. The two-story, single-family dwelling sits on approximately two acres and was one of only fifteen Swiss chalet designed houses built in California during that period. The design concept pays homage to the property’s history, taking notes from the client’s personalities with accents of soft pinks, greens and burgundies. A rich assortment of furniture, textiles and objects strongly influenced by fashion and fantasy completed the character of this home. Photos: Shade Degges
White walls are the canvas on which Barcelona-based designers Cobalto Studio layer texture and colour to create a stunning interpretation of Mediterranean living. Think rustic yet sophisticated, bold yet calming, washed with light and cultural references.
Photography by Pablo Zamora
Beáta and her husband have lovingly remodeled and restored this absolutely beautiful 1900s mansion in Hungary. Beáta is an interior decorator and her husband is a contractor so most of what you see was done over the past 10 years by themselves (they even fabricated the iron doors and lamps!). The exposed brick and beams and flooring choices really stand out in this home. Wonderful job Beáta and thank you for sharing with us!
My house is in uproar. Dust and paint drips, kitchen contents in the dining room, clothes racks in the living room. I’m in the throes of a major renovation and all I want to do is escape. Alas I can only take a virtual getaway but what a destination! The stunning stone masseria in Sicily called Dimora delle Balze has eleven hotel rooms in total. I can’t make up my mind which one I like the most but seeing this is a daydream I can linger long enough to try them all. Meet you in the gardens for a long lunch extending into the warm evening.