This lovely New York loft is another that’s been percolating in the back of my mind of late. I love the colours…I wouldn’t mind doing something along these lines with the industrial space we are currently living in (although I WISH our ceilings were that high!). Designed by legendary Sydney based firm Burley Katon Halliday for an Aussie expat in NYC.
Funnily enough, our walls are a similar colour to this (although perhaps more of a mushroom), and our sofa is very similar to this…
Its funny how you can kinda like a space on first viewing, but its then filed away somewhere in your subconscious, and after it has time to percolate, upon a second viewing just looks crazy amazing? Well this townhouse in NYC by Rees Roberts is one of those places. For me anyway. I love the dramatic colours in the dining room (and how great are those upholstered Prouvé dining chairs?), and the contrast of the light ethereal colours in the living space. So beautiful. I’m also kinda digging that pink tiger pattern on those footstools. The colours in that room come together so well I’m finding it rather inspiring.
Studio Toogood, that is.
I don’t know why I haven’t posted this lovely London Townhouse sooner…but my subscription to Est magazine reminded me.
Faye Toogood, previously a marvellous stylist for World of Interiors magazine, has founded her own studio and is producing some wonderful work. And not just interiors. Under her creative direction they also work on projects for branding, art installations and more.
I love this townhouse in London, particularly the Living room and Master bedroom…the colours are slightly ethereal, and at the risk of sounding like a broken record…I love the mix of furnishings. The bespoke carpet runner down the stairs is a touch of genius, and other elements – like the wardrobe doors – help to make the space feel more youthful and less serious. Its English, but not stuffy. I love it.
I hope for those of you who get the Easter Break that you managed to have a nice long weekend…I worked, caught up on magazines, and did some baking (who knew home made Hot Cross Buns were so easy, and so delicious!?).
I spotted this lovely apartment in London by a previously unknown to me designer, Jonathan Reed, in the latest French Architectural Digest. It seems like such a charming and warm space that I think I would have quite liked to have spent the long weekend here. I love the mix of the industrial elements and shaker-like simplicity of the space, the rich colours, and that copper bath is just to die for, is it not? Aside from the bath, I quite love how he’s made the bathroom an actual room…I’m also coveting that Fritz Henningson armchair. I’m not sure I would have made it out of the bathroom had I been given the keys for the weekend.
How about you lot…do anything interesting over the holiday weekend?
One of the many finished projects featured in the book is the somewhat recently completed Shàng-Xí restaurant in the Four Seasons Hotel, Shanghai. Its a good example of the level of detail and refinement in their designs and the selection of unusual and luxurious materials. Its been forever since I was last in Shanghai, and its definitely on my list of places to return…so I might just have to make a special trip to check this place out…