Simple yet elegant and classic. Such a beautiful apartment designed by Moore House Design. Light, airy, and sophisticated, this apartment renovation has a certain European je ne sais quoi. Part of a regal 1900’s Newport home that was converted into apartments in the late 20th century, this project was a full-scale design and renovation. Playing up its Victorian roots, our team worked to restore the home’s original character and added touches of eclectic Parisian charm. Custom features include full applied paneling throughout, floor to ceiling custom built ins, custom light fixtures, a custom mirror, built-in desk nooks, a kitchen update, a full bathroom renovation, and a built-in banquette dining and lounging nook. The end result is a space so effortlessly chic you’ll feel like you’re in the 4th Arrondissement instead of downtown Newport. Photos: Erin McGinn
Queen Street Residence by Phoebe Nicol. In response to the brief from a client seeking a home that would reflect their love of originality, quality finishes and comfort, Phoebe has delivered a living environment where textures, colour and form come together in an unique interplay. Classically timeless pieces are complemented by bespoke contemporary art and artefacts, without sacrificing comfort, liveability or durability. Seemingly effortlessly beautiful. Taking classical design up a notch.
I had to share another property available to rent from designer Jacques Garcia. This too is an absolutely stunning home in Sicily but this time set amongst a much more barren landscape than the previous one I shared. And like the last one, I’d be kicking and screaming on my way out. How could you ever leave this?
This stunning property owned in the small town of Noto, in the south of Sicily is 330 sq m with 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms and is owned and designed by Jacques Garcia and available to rent. The Maison des Oliviers, located on a World Heritage site, is surrounded by numerous olive trees dating back two thousand years. The Villa, surrounded in this landscape, evokes the golden age in the 1950’s Café Society and an aristocracy which embraced modernity while remaining linked to the past. Upon entering the villa, the collection of art and objects will transport you into the culture of the 20th century. One can imagine seeing Maria Callas chatting with Jackie Kennedy, being hosted by Gianni Agnelli.
I found the name of Spanish interior designer Javier González Sánchez-Dalp via Instagram but when I went looking for a website in the hopes of finding his portfolio I instead found this feature in Nuevo Estilo of his renovated 17th century Mudéjar-style home in the town of Carmona in southwestern Spain. It is spectacular – particularly the outside spaces so I had to start off with those photos. (Photos: Montse Garriga)