Or at least that’s the way Moscow and St Petersberg-based interior designer Tim Veresnovsky describes this apartment in Komarovo on the Gulf of Finland. The rendered walls, terracotta tiled arches (the wrong side of the tile was used for its texture and colour) and rich wood panelling play into the tonal colour palette of rusts and browns. Sophisticated and stylish. A far cry from the brutalist Soviet sanatoriums by the ocean.
Sharing another period home that I have fallen in love with thanks to Shoot Factory. This Grade II listed property was built around 1700. It includes a 5 bedroom restored and renovated stone home with outbuildings including a restored barn and man cave. The exterior has all the charm you could want in an old English home, while the interior has beautiful original details with some modern touches. (Photographer: Richard Oxford)
Is it wrong to want to pull out recently renovated bathrooms (bathroom’s that I loved until now) and want to recreate these looks from Sarah Sherman Samuel? You don’t think so? Phew! I better get the demolition hammer out then.
I am curious… if you purchased a very old home with loads of character, complete with peeling wallpaper, peeling paint, original doors and windows etc…..how much would you want to keep vs salvage and live with? Kudos to the owners of this home in Pau, France (Lisa and Julien Ménard and their 5 kids) for maintaining much of the period details. Stripping it of its history would have been cruel. (Via The Socialite Family, photos by Eve Campestrini)
It’s Sunday and all I want is warm weather and a pandemic-free world. Is that so much to ask for?! I remember a time when hanging out at a bar or restaurant was no big deal, and this bar, Buha|i|rest in Budapest, would be a fabulous spot to gather with friends and enjoy some drinks. Designed by Roman Plyus, this beautiful space with it’s terracotta tones and curved furnishings and repetitive circles is eye candy. Hopefully the drinks are as yummy as the decor.