Take a traditional style home. Add a liberal dose of colour and pattern. Don’t forget it should be light, bright and lively and definitely have a youthful exuberance. The result? A wonderful family home, bright, fab and fun. Hancock Park house by Jennifer Culp of JC Studio.
Photography by Dominique Vorrillon
“We create spaces that truly reflect and perfectly fit the people who use them; making comfortable and atmospheric spaces that speak from the heart, to the heart.”
From rabbit warren like student accommodation to comfortable family home all within a heritage listed five-storey Georgian townhouse with 4 metre ceilings. A daunting but exciting design challenge for Harding and Read. How to create a warm inviting home yet restore or replace original features? Here’s how.
It is utterly simple, humble almost, but this scullery in British kitchen designer deVOL‘s Millhouse showroom is the epitome of everyday luxury to me. The luxury of good design, of having the space dedicated to elevation of the domestic humdrum of cleaning up. We may all dream of a butler’s pantry to prep and preen and store but perhaps I wouldn’t hate the dishwashing so much if I had a little scullery of my own (except I’d have a door on every entrance to hide the mess if I didn’t quite get round to the pots and pans).
In case you haven’t realised I’m enamoured by the work of Madrid-based design studio Casa Josephine. Contained within the walls of an 18th century convent Casa Alamillo is a quirky yet oh so stylish mix of classicism and 80s Italian design. Traditional with a twist … it’s my favourite design style.
Photography by Helenio Barbetta
This Edinburgh flat with its elegant Georgian lines is no shrinking violet. What could have been restrained and dare I say plain is instead alive with colour and pattern. Grey walls anchor the scheme allowing the designer Jessica Buckley to create a space that reflects the owners personality and style. The repeated use of pink and yellow must be so uplifting on a dreary Scottish day. Another great example of traditional with a twist.