It’s one of my favourite styles these days. Traditional with a twist. Sophisticated but with a touch of whimsy. Elegant with a pop of the unexpected. Historical references and a touch of modern muscle. It’s interior designer Bennett Leifer‘s own Manhattan apartment.
My friend Roseline sent me a message the other day that her friend’s mom passed away suddenly and her beautiful farmhouse in The Netherlands has been put up for sale. Built around 1910 on the border of the towns of Knegsel and Veldhoven, it has been renovated and rebuilt several times over the years yet still maintains a time-worn look and appears to have been given a bit of an ethnic facelift recently. This home is absolutely stunning and what a dream it would be to put my mark on such a space. Listing details can be found here.
Floor to ceiling windows, bespoke cabinets with a waterfall marble countertop, brass accents and rich wooden floors. What’s not to love about this stylish Baltimore kitchen by Bria Hammel Interiors? Add the cutest little corgi and well, it’s just about perfect. If you love the look then you can see more of this stunning house here.
Photography by Jennifer Hughes
European glamour with its sparkly chandeliers, ornate gilded frames, carved wood furniture and stacks of old books is a style that always captivates me. Annie Brahler-Smith of Illinois-based design firm Euro Trash does this so very well. Rustic-luxe is such a beautiful thing.
I love Los Angeles-based interior design firm Reath Design‘s ability to maintain a lot of the history of a home whilst adding some funk and modernizing to keep things current. This Craftsman in Berkeley, California epitomizes this. Patterns and textures are abundant here with some beautiful wallpaper, fabrics and rugs. All of the beautiful moldings are left natural, and in this case I think they really should be. LOVE!
Photos: Laure Joliet