I absolutely love all the character and personality in this home, care of designer Ben Pentreath. In 2013, we were engaged to work on the interior decoration of a substantial Edwardian house in Hampstead. The fine house was in need of significant refurbishment, and we worked closely with the local Hampstead architects Charlton Brown in developing internal layouts and plans for the new owners, a recently-married young couple. These developed to include an underground swimming pool, new kitchen extension and a significant remodelling of some of the internal spaces. Jointly with the clients, we drew inspiration from the Arts and Crafts, in particular the papers of William Morris, but in combination with other themes and strands that ranged from the late 19th century aesthetic movement, through mid-century modernism, to significant contemporary elements. Surrounded by generous gardens and trees, the house has the hint of a rural atmosphere; this too provided part of the inspiration, and we used soft, natural materials and floor coverings. The mood is designed to be calm and tranquil, but to provide visual richness and stimulation throughout.
A house with beautiful architectural details filled with vintage finds….it really doesn’t get much better than that! Hampshire family home designed by Godrich.
This Charleston, North Carolina Georgian home exudes character the second you walk in the front door. The homeowners (Jordan Kruse and his husband James Hewlette) wanted a ‘masculine southern’ vibe and designer Elly Poston delivered with grasscloth wallpaper, a glossy green bar, lots of blue, and black accents. Such fabulous attention to detail.
Atlanta designer Margaret Kirkland is known for her classic, timeless, elegant interiors. One of her greatest pleasures as a designer is to go hunting in a client’s storage for old treasures that can be repurposed to give them new life, while also bringing the client’s personality directly into the space. The results are sophisticated refuges that imbue their modern comforts with a subtle sense of history and timelessness. Take these spaces and put them in one of the French châteaus I’ve been featuring on Sundays and you have yourself a winner.