“Lonika wanted to recapture the original charm of this railway worker’s cottage and designed bespoke joinery throughout. She set about combining antique pieces, fabrics and strong colours. The palette is warm and cheerful, offset by neutral tones on the floors and walls. Though the cottage was mostly pulled together over a six-month period, it has the layered look of an interior that has been added to slowly over a number of years.”
Lived in and loved. Stylish and family-friendly. Achievable and aspirational. Queen’s Park, London residence by Lonika Chande.
A beautiful balance between wide open spaces and a private haven, a home to entertain and a place for family. A rural retreat with a contemporary country heart. Laguna de Santa Rosa Residence by Wade Design Architects.
It’s like I say week in week out. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it helps if it’s somewhere stylish. Enara boutique in Biarritz by L’Atelier Delphine Carrère.
Photography by David Duchon-Doris
I don’t know why I’m obsessed with kitchens. My own renovation was completed 18 months ago and kitchens should not be on my radar but this contemporary space by Brit based Naked Kitchens has got me all excited. Traditional materials like walnut and Cararra marble are given a modern twist that is sophisticated and fresh.
I had to share another of Julie Hillman‘s projects because there were so many drool worthy spaces in her portfolio. This one is located in Bridgehampton, and though she embraced the typical beach theme for the area it’s really not that typical. Add in some very modern artwork, and some modern furnishings and lighting and you have another eclectic mix that she seems to ace.