The perfect marriage of sophistication and rustic style, of old and new, humble object and high end statement piece. Stone and straw play against the gloss of lacquer and hints of gold. While the dichotomy provides the drama in this Mediterranean Townhouse by Spanish designer Serge Castella, the contrast is more curated than clashing. Imagine living surrounded by such beautiful things.
From the heady heights of a mid century classic to a humble ranch abode, is there anything Los Angeles based interior design firm Hallworth can’t put its hand to? Apparently not. I’m packing my bags to move in.
What do you do when you see a grand space with high end finishes, expensive art and covetable “it” furniture? Do you shake your head and say “Well that’s no good for me. I don’t live in a grand old house and can’t afford any of this.” Do you take note of finishes, how art is hung and stairs built to translate them into your more ordinary home? Does a Casa in Venice become just a colour palette? Or is there the urge to be adventurous, to be bold, to seize your design geist and just go with it, whatever it may be? I may never live in a space like the Casa in Campo Santa Maria Formosa in Venice by Massimo Adario Architetto but, oh my, it sets my imagination racing.
Here is a peek at This Old Hudson’s new second unit, part of the same property as the first unit featured in my earlier post. Zio & Sons did a fabulous job on this space as well. The same sort of rustic vibe with an equally gorgeous kitchen and an amazing 10 ft long farm-style dining table. And that bathroom!!
This Old Hudson is a creative studio available for rent in Hudson, New York. Over 100 years old, this picturesque space by Zio & Sons is perfect for photography projects, a relaxing weekend away from the city, or gatherings of creative minds. This is Unit 1 (Unit 2 will be featured later today): A color palette with the perfect balance of whites, greys, and weathered-wood tones is incorporated throughout the studio, embracing a blend of old and new. The result is an inventive and charming space, thoughtfully curated to evoke a feeling of casual luxury. Find it on Airbnb.
(Photos: Martyn Thompson, William Geddes, House of Brinson, Fran Parente)