It’s light. It’s bright. It’s got that neutral colour palette. Natural materials, yes. A little less an eclectic mix of vintage and new, more the on trend rounded, organic shapes and bouclé, bouclé, bouclé. Equally sophisticated and stylish but completely different from the previous Madrid apartment. A fabuous Parisian apartment by Emmanuelle Simon. Which is your favourite?
Intoxicating and serene, the ’70s Rêve is a glam rock riff on the sultry vibes and breezy bliss of bohemian life. Restored and reconceived, this lush estate in Ross, California, exudes a balmy calm with a sexy swagger. Earthy and sumptuous, playfully plush, it teems with the effervescent cool of a YSL muse—both ageless and of the moment. A 70’s dream this is! Vladimir Kagan lounge chair, Terje Ekstrøm chairs, a coveted Mario Bellini modular sofa, Pamplona dining chairs by Augusto Savini for Pozzi, Milo Baughman lounge chairs….. Designed by Chroma. (Photos: Stephen Kent Johnson)
I had to share another project by Hampshire-based Johnston Parke Interiors – this time a wonderful, serene country house. This 6 bedroom project was a total renovation for the family who bought it and involved a new stair case and vaulted hall ceiling, linking to a cottage which contains a library, cinema and office and making sense of a warren of small dark rooms at the back of the house which we turned into a spacious utility, hallway, boot room and wine store. The clients wanted to start from scratch so other than a few antiques and some art everything was new so we sourced lots of antiques and interesting fabrics to add warmth and ensure it felt like a home from day one.
This Chiswick, London Victorian townhouse was renovated and then sold by Chris Graves of Clarence & Graves. I had to share for 2 reasons: it has a DeVol kitchen and glorious green crittall windows/doors. Among other fabulous things like how many of the original details were maintained during the renovation. I love the light, airiness and playfulness of this home. (Photos: Clarence & Graves and Owen Gale via House & Garden)
I’ve dreamt about living in a castle in France or Italy but it appears I need to add Ireland to my list. This home was built in 1870, has 5 bedrooms, is 5,543 sq.ft. and is listed through Christie’s at just over 10M USD. St George’s is a most impressive towered and gabled red-brick Gothic-Revival house. It was built in the late 1870’s designed by George Coppinger Ashlin, one of the leading Irish architects of the 19th century. The description includes things like brass armatures, encaustic ceramic tiled floor, glazed lead panelled glass, chamfered Tudor archway, pink polished marble columns, open timber balustrade, corner turret, conservatory, butler’s pantry, oratory…