Rosetta, built in the 1920s, has started a new chapter in its legacy. Adhering to heritage restrictions, its latest owners harmoniously blend old and new, balancing preservation with connectivity. The interior, spacious and embracing, echoes the past while embracing a muted, welcoming ambience. Georgian influences echo in the exterior’s original pink hue and restored details, preserving its essence within the original structure. An underground addition expands family space, prioritizing flexibility and harmony with the garden. Rosetta embodies sustainability, integrating vintage pieces, natural light, and ventilation, preserving its narrative while embracing ecological consciousness. Beautiful interiors by Sydney-based Hugh-Jones Mackintosh.
Photography by Prue Ruscoe.
Built in 1707, this Queen Anne country house in Oxfordshire is home to designer Samantha Todhunter who designed it with many unexpected and magnificent touches that add to its charm. Staircase walls lined with turquoise paperbacked silk, with the stairs covered in Diane von Furstenberg’s ‘Climbing Leopard’ carpet, Phillip Jeffries red grasscloth paper in the drawing room, kitchen cabinetry in one of my favourite colurs – Farrow & Ball’s Setting Plaster, a glossy dark blue study and the list goes on. (Some photos by Simon Brown)
What appears to be effortless sophistication is the result of careful curation and an eye for simplicity and comfort. Knowing when enough is enough. Antique mixes with modern while the colour palette is restrained. Byrd Park Home by O’Brien and Muse.
Built in 1972 by Joe D’Urso, this East Hamptons house features striking black lining boards on its interior and exterior walls. Interior design studio 2Michaels preserved the original essence, maintaining the staircase, railings, and metal kitchen and bathroom cabinets. They revamped with Ann Sacks fixtures, transforming the kitchen and bathrooms. Shifting from dark industrial carpeting to white oak floors, they curated a bright sunroom, a vibrant contrast to the darker walls, sustaining the indoor-outdoor vibe. Seasons bring natural shifts, with shade from trees in spring and summer, and radiant warmth in fall and winter as sunlight floods the space.
Photography by David Mitchell.
Electric Bowery transformed this ocean-view home by infusing Coastal Spanish influences into its existing Mediterranean character. Emphasizing natural elements and contemporary art, they reimagined the opulent Tuscan style with a lighter touch. Mixing traditional architecture—like soft arched openings and natural plaster—with modern sculptural furniture and vibrant colours, they created a balanced, sophisticated space. Dark wood accents, oxblood tiles, and intricate terracotta flooring framed by Rosso Toscana Marble added depth, while vintage and custom lighting complemented the home’s blend of tradition and modernity.