I love when a designer embraces the traditional and adds some personality and drama to keep it current. Some delightful eye candy from the portfolio of Edinburgh, Scotland designer Lisa Guest.
Kim introduced us to the oh so chic portfolio of interior designer Fabrizio Casiraghi here but when I stumbled on his reworking of this apartment in the 9th arrondissement it was love at first sight. The neutral palette warmed by terracottas and red, the clever mix of classic and modern, the soft light filtered through floating drapes. Petite but perfect.
From a 17th century English manor house to a 21st century concrete and glass structure, from country house to townhouse let’s dive into the portfolio of one of the UK’s leading interior designers Robert Carslaw. The firm may be small but its influence is substantial. Calm, curated, traditional yet timeless.
“Settled amongst one of London’s hidden Georgian terraces along Varden Street is this exemplary three-bedroom townhouse, meticulously renovated by historical paint expert, Pedro da Costa Felgueiras of Lacquer Studios. The award-winning design represents an artful fusion of early 19th-Century detail and thoughtful modern concessions that combine to create a wonderfully individual central London home.
It is eminently clear that the original fabric of the building is fundamental to the owner’s renovation. Original fittings such as panelling and staircases were repaired during the process, and the rear gardens reinstated on what had become a car park. Bespoke paints that were hand-mixed using linseed oil and antique powder pigments enabled da Costa Felgueiras to create historically relevant tones to rejuvenate the interiors.”
There is something about the old Georgian townhouses in London’s East End especially those that have been sympathetically restored/renovated so that although life’s mod cons are well catered for it is almost as if time has stood still. Varden Street, London E1 via The Modern House.
Pattern and colours (some subtle, some not at all) with a traditional twist have me wanting to high five Bill Brockschmidt and Courtney Coleman of design firm Brockschmidt and Coleman for creating such a beautiful home. The decoration of a gracious early 20th century brick house in Nashville’s Belle Meade neighborhood renovated by Ridley Wills and The Wills Company. The goal was to create a warm, inviting home that is as stylish and elegant as it is hospitable and comfortable for the entire family. While a mix of English, American and French antiques – many sourced from New Orleans – is integrated in a traditionally southern manner, an assertive color palette and the tailored appointments reflect a more urban sensibility. The dining room walls were inspired by the chrome yellow color in the redecorated Monticello dining room. The scenic powder room wallpaper was salvaged from the stair hall.
Photos by William Waldron for Elle Décor