As I promised yesterday, here is another project by Priscilla Glover and Ivan Spaller of Urban Nature Inc., thanks to Tammy, their realtor. This time it’s a Victorian home built in 1890 that was moved from Marlin, Texas to the heart of Austin – which explains why Tammy calls it “extreme gingerbread”. The entire home was restored and updated in just over a year, maintaining much of the classical architecture while adding modern touches. I’m completely smitten with the exterior. Who cares what the inside looks like – I’d be sold on it while pulling up out front. (See more photos here and check out more of their work here).
Today I’m featuring interior designer Sarah Spongberg. I was going to start my usual little word play describing her lovely portfolio when I realised that her website had already said it best…”Simplicity, comfort, light and beauty are the bedrocks of her design approach. She looks for the unusual in ornament, luxury and comfort in personal spaces, and form and function in workspaces.” Simply lovely traditional rooms combining Sarah’s Southern roots and her New England surrounds. (Pardon the quality of some of the photos from Sarah’s site but the rooms were just too gorgeous to leave out.)
I am sitting here thinking of something all creative to say about the absolutely gorgeous photography of Michael Partenio but I can’t think straight with the pain and exhaustion I am feeling after shoveling for a solid hour (and not even finishing). I guess winter has arrived…all at once. Instead, I leave you with the following photos that really don’t need much of an introduction. They are mesmerizing. I can’t decide which of the 3 beds I want to sink into right about now.
Luxurious, classy, decadent, elegant, sophisticated…these are just a few words that came to mind when I found the portfolio of London-based interior design firm Grant White Design. (Grant’s fondness for yellow makes me crave a little sunshine in my home).
Leading London interior designer Hugh Leslie has a quintessential British style. There is a gentleman’s club, country home feel but not quite like any club or fine home you have seen. There is colour and humour and passion for fine living but with more than a nod to an essential comfort factor.