Prepare to be amazed at how funky a Swiss style chalet can get. Studio Shamshiri was commissioned to renovate and restore a 3,500 square-foot Southern Californian estate built by Myron Hunt in 1906. The two-story, single-family dwelling sits on approximately two acres and was one of only fifteen Swiss chalet designed houses built in California during that period. The design concept pays homage to the property’s history, taking notes from the client’s personalities with accents of soft pinks, greens and burgundies. A rich assortment of furniture, textiles and objects strongly influenced by fashion and fantasy completed the character of this home. Photos: Shade Degges
Designers and partners Luke Edward Hall and Duncan Campbell live in an apartment in North London that occupies the second floor of a mid-nineteenth century townhouse. They love of vintage and mixing periods is evident in their home, as well as their love of colour and experimenting with paint. The first group of photos are from Luke’s website when the apartment was a study in green, and the second group are from Duncan’s website when pink and yellow were doing their thing.
Danish fashion designer Malene Birger should have really started her career as an interior designer. Her 1905 Italian stone house on a hillside with views of Lake Como is decorated with the most incredible maximalist, eclectic style that is blowing my mind. Black, white, brown and the most glorious ochre/mustard/spicey yellow I have ever seen, and a divinely random mix of vintage finds from flea markets and auctions around the world. Via Skönahem, photos by Birgitta Wolfgang.
I have spent many years working at this blog, and hunting down photos of beautiful interiors. It tends to leave you a bit underwhelmed at times, and craving some creativity and uniqueness. New York based interior design genius Robert Stilin is one of those designers who makes me want more. I stare at his photos, try to move on to something else, then go back to inspect every inch of his spaces again in case I missed something the first time. This pattern repeats itself about 8 times. And only then am I satiated. The unique vintage furnishings, the bold and always layered artwork, the depth to the spaces is everything.
(We last featured Robert’s work here)
Another project by Hanover Avenue I wanted to share is this downtown Charlottesville farmhouse that was renovated down to the studs to open it up and make it more family-friendly. Love the energy in this stylish and comfortable home.