Nestled in the picturesque Berkshire countryside, this Rectory home has a story to tell. Emma Milne Interiors were entrusted to infuse fresh life into this historic gem. The scope of work included the heart of the home – kitchen, pantry, utility and boot rooms. It was all about balancing modern functionality with period charm. Bold colour, the quirks and original surfaces of this old space, the organic textures. With British Standard Cupboards they crafted a timeless kitchen that marries style and substance. The result? A vibrant, functional gem.
Photography by Hana Snow.
This cute as a button 1904 Victorian house in New Orleans wasn’t always cute. Some apparently hideous renovations in the 80s and 90s and a subsequent fire left things in quite a state. In came Samantha Wetton and Alexandra Neu of Los Angeles–based Lafayette Studio who added some colour, whimsy, vintage, modern and a touch of monastic and religious je ne sais quoi for some spice 🙂 I adore this home – particularly all the curvy elements. Photos: Jess Isaac via Architectural Digest.
And this is the fabulous carriage house!
This London pied-à-terre is an absolute gem, full of whimsy and colour just all around good vibes. There’s an elegance to this home while at the same time a playfulness. For example, the kitchen includes a hand-painted meadow mural on the tiles. There’s modern pieces mixed with antiques, with backdrops of deGournay wallpapers and yellow curtains and marble marquetry floors that all add so much drama and interest. Designed by Studio Ashby. Photos by Kensington Leverne.
I don’t know what it is about designers in Spain, particularly Madrid, but WOW they are some of the most brave and creative people out there and create some of the most unique and colourful spaces I have ever seen. Had someone showed me a couple of these photos without saying a word I would have guessed this was in Madrid. This is the courageous and vibrant home of designer Carlos Tomás of Estudio Reciente. Photos: German Saiz
This five‑story neoclassical townhouse, built in the 1890s in London, is all about saturated bold colour choices and using them tonally in each space, creating sooooo much drama and eye candy. And is a wonderful example of one of my favourite paint techniques – taking one colour and using it over trim, walls, ceiling, doors etc. In this case Golden Design took the same shade onto curtains, and carpet, cabinetry and furniture and headboards etc. It’s one way to go a little crazy with colour but in a soothing, easy on the eye sort of way. And it’s so much fun. Photos: Michael Sinclair