pied-à-terre (noun) french /piˌeɪ.dætˈeər/ – a small house or apartment in a city that you own or rent in addition to your main home, where you stay when visiting that city for a short time.
Who needs a primary residence when your out-of-towner looks this good? Time to move to Beverley Hills! Apartment by L.A. based interior designer John De Bastiani.
Sometimes it takes just one room, a single perfect space that captures your heart and soul completely. This lovely heritage home in Sydney’s prestigious Darling Point is beautiful. The windows are stunning, the kitchen is amazing but it is the garden room, or at least what I call the garden room, that will haunt my design dreams for months to come. Lead-light and parlour palms, rattan seats and french oak tables. Perfection. This is one of the times I wish I was actually touring the house not just real estate stalking. Link for the listing here while it lasts.
Alexandra and Michael Misczynski of Atelier AM take elegance and glamour to a whole other level. Every time I come across one of their projects my heart melts. This one may be my favourite. I can’t even get beyond the first photo of the dining room.
(Photos: Francois Halard, Stephen Kent Johnson)
It appears I’m spending my Wednesday daydreaming of beautiful spaces and as I’m in the middle of a bathroom renovation it seems appropriate that my imagination has strayed to this swoon worthy bathroom by Luis Puerta. Light-filled and lovely.
21st century living in an 18th century house. Now that is my kind of luxury. I’m daydreaming about this Georgian-era stone house in the Cotswolds especially the new green oak and glass dining conservatory next to the bespoke kitchen. It’s a marriage of new and old, carefully considered and beautifully curated by interior designer, furniture designer and antiques dealer Charlotte Hughes of Sutton House Interiors. Time for an escape to the country I do believe.