Displaying posts labeled "Traditional"

“We also respect and honor the history of your home, celebrating its legacy while nurturing its future.”

It’s one thing to enforce contemporary needs on a historic home, demolish, reconfigure, makeover. It’s another to carefully bring it into the future while embracing its past like this classic Arts and Crafts house by Minneapolis-based Anne McDonald Design.

A castle-like former hunting lodge

Posted on Sun, 5 Dec 2021 by KiM

I am suffering from heart palpitations over this absolutely magical home designed by Blyth-Collinson Interiors. Especially the exterior. Seriously – be still my heart.
Set in famous and bucolic grounds, this residence has a fascinating history and has been used in various ways, most notably as a hunting lodge. With this as inspiration, we turned a somewhat bland interior into a warm and sophisticated home, where our client’s extensive collection of important art and antiques could be displayed to their best advantage. Set over several levels, we refurbished rooms, installed furnishings, curtains, and fittings, and worked with specialist experts to ensure artworks were hung correctly. We commissioned bespoke furniture and cabinetry to blend seamlessly into the scheme and bedroom walls were upholstered with exquisite fabrics.  From cushions to candles, furnishings to fabrics, we created a convivial atmosphere, where our client loves to entertain and enjoy the pristine country surrounds. 

Ariel Okin

Posted on Wed, 1 Dec 2021 by KiM

Ariel Okin is the founder of her eponymous firm, Ariel Okin Interiors, a New York based, full-service interior design firm. Ariel’s signature style can be interpreted as “traditional with a twist” – warm, livable and elegant spaces, with an edited, contemporary and practical approach. A deft use of color, emphasis on clean lines, and mix of bespoke and antique items are hallmarks of her aesthetic, yet no two projects are alike; Ariel believes every home should reflect its owner. Many of these photos are from her home in Westchester, NY which I adore for its whimsical, slightly boho and inviting vibes.

Wardington Manor

Posted on Sun, 28 Nov 2021 by KiM

I think I’ll add stately manors to my castle ensemble for Sundays as they tend to be just as fabulous and a bit easier to find. I spotted Wardington Manor featured on Sköna hem and then found another feature of this glorious home on House & Garden. Located in Oxfordshire on 30 acres of picturesque property, this 15th century manor is an absolute dream. The woodwork, the plasterwork, and that stone flooring in the kitchen….*sigh* (photos: Michael Paul / Living Inside & Andrew Montgomery)

A Venetian castle in France

Posted on Sun, 21 Nov 2021 by KiM

Today I am taking you to the Sommières region of France where this gorgeous 20 room, 8 bedroom and 8 bathroom castle on over 7 acres is for sale (by Christie’s). Splendid Venetian, neo-Gothic and Renaissance style castle entirely restored by a decorator of approximately 800m2 plus 250m2 of fitted out annexes, near AUBAIS in the Gard. Beautiful reception rooms, each room has its private bathroom. Located between Nîmes and Montpellier, in a 3HA park with olive grove, fountains, ponds, beautiful French garden, swimming pool, large workshop, cellar and chapel. Lots of charm. The castle is listed as a historical monument. The renovation is carried out with great care by craftsmen and artists. (Woodwork, floor tiles, paintings, etc.). The castle is sold fully furnished. You will be conquered by the charm and the authentic atmosphere.