Cabin fever yet? Climbing the walls? Just want it to be back like it was before the corona virus? You’re not alone. I think the entire planet wants to turn back the clock to the good ol’ days. Time for a daydream getaway, to an airbnb in the middle of cow paddocks, to a little bit of rustic luxury in the Victorian countryside. It may only sleep up to 10 but we’ll take turns. We’ve learned how. Welcome to today’s fantasy The Wensley.
I have been a huge fan of designers Pierre Emmanuel Martin and Stéphane Garotin of Maison Hand for many years. Everything they touch is magic. Whether light or dark or a mix of both, their projects are always fabulous. Their latest 75 m2 apartment in Lyon, France that they renovated is rough around the edges with lots of black and dark earthy tones and might be my favourite of all. I am intrigued by the wacky layout of the kitchen.
Photos: Romain Ricard
For the moment city living is working for me…. But give me a cabin in the woods, and a modernized 1974 A-frame at that, and I think I could make the switch quite easily. Maybe just for weekends so I could enjoy the best of both worlds? Sounds like the perfect plan 🙂 This stunner is located 1.5 hours outside of San Francisco, designed by Studio PLOW.
Photos: Suzanna Scott
“The Bruey Cottage is a renovated and restored Georgian Cape located on six acres in Norfolk, Connecticut. Built in 1790 by Captain John Bradley, a Revolutionary War Veteran, the home experienced various cosmetic updates over the years but suffered from extensive structural damage. The cottage was purchased in 2017, and over two years the envelope was fully re-built, the kitchen was gut-renovated, and the historical interior details were refurbished. Great care was taken to honor the original architecture and materials of the home. Today, the Bruey Cottage has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, three seating areas, dining room, office, and light-flooded kitchen that overlook venerable oak trees and farmstead stone walls.”
Photography by Nicole Franzen
A lot of us are compelled to stay home in these dangerous times. Others have no choice but to go out into the big, bad world to help others or keep the wheels turning. I can’t use my usual spiel about being dragged into work on a weekend. It doesn’t feel right. So many of us have lost our jobs. I’ll just share this stylish workplace instead. The interior design studio of Yasmin Saleh Ghoniem of YSG (formerly Amber Road). Stay safe!