Displaying posts labeled "Vintage"

This modest mid-1800s Victorian terrace home is located in Tottenham, London and architect and designer Hollie Bowden gave it an earthy, calming transformation. The modern mixed with rustic elements is sooooo beautiful and inviting and speaks to me on so many levels. Photos: Oskar Proctor

A spruced up 19th-century cottage in Utah

Posted on Tue, 12 Sep 2023 by KiM

This lovingly restored cottage built by Scandinavian pioneers in the mid-19th-century is located in Spring City, Utah and was spruced up and now oozes with charm thanks to designer Meta Coleman. Bold textiles like the Josef Frank covered sofa, pretty wall colours and wallpaper (also Josef Frank) make this such a welcoming cottage.

Ben Pentreath’s Scottish cottage hideaway

Posted on Fri, 8 Sep 2023 by KiM

This is Ben and Charlie’s own house, tucked away on an estuary in the far west coast of Scotland. Ben and Charlie found the tiny pair of buildings – a Victorian two-roomed cottage and a much early stone bothy – in derelict and unloved condition – in 2018, after a long search for something untouched and unspoiled. The Victorian cottage had intact match boarding to the interiors, and we took the decision to keep this completely intact – re-wiring the two rooms with simple galvanised surface mounted conduit in order not to damage the historic interior.  The stone bothy was stripped back to rough stone walls. Both buildings have been furnished with a different atmosphere to suit their age and character. The bothy forms a simple, basic kitchen, and the cottage contains a tiny sitting room and bedroom. There is as yet no running water or heating, but in 2023 Ben and Charlie are building a third new bothy to the west of the two original houses to provide a little more creature comfort.
This is so beautiful I could cry. Ben Pentreath must feel privileged to be the proprietor of such a magical space.

Old World British but modernized

Posted on Wed, 6 Sep 2023 by KiM

Heidi Caillier continues to be one of my all time favourite designers and though I have about a million ideas about what I would do in my next house, I’m fairly certain it would be heavily influenced by Heidi. Old World British and embracing architectural details but bringing it all into 2023 with lots of colours and patterns and really cool lighting. This Pittsfield, Massachusetts home is overflowing with personality and an unmatched level of comfort. Photos: Haris Kenjar.


Posted on Wed, 23 Aug 2023 by KiM

Marrying the beauty of original French architecture with modern and vintage elements, graphic artwork, lots of textures and materials, playing with space and light…it all comes together in such dynamic spaces by designer Isabelle Stanislas. Photos: Matthieu Salvaing