I spotted this home on the website of architecture firm Studio McLeod and later discovered that Beata Heuman was responsible for the the interior design. I should have guessed. Her omnipresent use of a plethora of fun colours and art and patterns, along with her incredible attention to details suggests this home is eye candy at its finest.
It has been several years since we have shared the work of Alabama designer Betsy Brown. Over all these years her style has been consistent – always rooted in contemporary with classic touches, always in a palette of whites and creams with significant use of black and wood tones. Her spaces stand the test of time.
What does one do with an 1890 Carpenter-Gothic-style cottage in Monteagle Tennessee? In this case interior designer Rachel Halvorson painted it all white for simplicity and brightness, added lots of vintage earthy touches and sympathetically restored and left natural some parts to keep it warm and inviting. *round of applause!*
If you’re anything like me and smitten with centuries old architecture you may have had a hard time getting past the photo above. And then if you’re anything like me and smitten with deep earthy/spicey colours then you may a hard time getting past the two photos below. Suffice it to say I REALLY love this home. Constructed in 1675 as a country retreat for a retired naval captain, we were instructed to help the owners of this handsome 17th-century Oxfordshire farmhouse restore, decorate and furnish the interior. We worked closely with the clients to add richness and colour, sourcing Georgian furniture and antique textiles to give the house an established feel. We kept as many original features as possible including the late 17th century oak staircase, whilst carefully replacing missing parts of the original floors and restoring cornices and chimneypieces. Designed by Max Rollitt.
This landscaping is everything landscaping should be. Considerate of the colour scheme of the home (purple/magenta in this case), a mix of wood and concrete to keep it from being too harsh, terraced to easily create zones, includes a water feature, integrated lighting…. We transformed this garden from a weed-covered dirt hill into a beautiful living space with the use of terracing. Our goal for any garden is to make it functional, and this design utilizes every inch of space with an outdoor office, a vegetable/cutting garden, a dining deck, fire pit, and barbecue with seating area. These clients like to entertain, and can open their kitchen doors to connect directly with the garden. Built in wood and concrete benches add sculptural interest and the concrete bench absorbs warmth when the fire feature is lit. By Growsgreen.
Photos: Caitlin Atkinson and Growsgreen