Interiors to Inspire: Villa on an Island in Stockholm

30 October 2014

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This charming 1700s villa is located in Djurgård, Sweden, an island that is apparently located in Stockholm. The home features a romantic interior scheme throughout with pastel accents that add a touch of girlishness to the neutral backdrop. Delicate furniture and vintage chandeliers further complement the space. Continue reading to view additional images.

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Inside Michelle William’s Brooklyn Townhouse

19 October 2014

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Actress Michelle Williams is selling the enormous Brooklyn townhouse she once shared with Heath Ledger. Located in the borough’s fashionable Boerum Hill neighborhood, the 22′ wide corner townhouse features 6-8 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms over four floors plus a finished basement with temperature controlled wine cellar and expansive built-in storage. An addition three-car garage, 12′ ceilings throughout, built-in entertainment surround sound with double turntables, wood-burning fireplace, full size deluxe kitchen with walk-in pantry, and direct access to a private landscaped rooftop garden make this one of the most luxurious residences in the city. Continue reading to view additional images.

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Maison DuJour: Manor House in Oxfordshire

14 October 2014

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Fingest House stands in a prominent position inthe middle of the village and is Listed Grade 11 built around 1790 with 14.25 acres. It has many fine period features the hall and dining room of particular note being specially mentioned in the listing, it benefits from a number of open fireplaces with the principal rooms having views over the delightful gardens.

There is an attractive courtyard, beautiful gardens and grounds being a perfect compliment to the property as well as a separate cottage. The gardens are a particularly fine feature of the house. There is a croquet lawn, an area of orchard and expanses of lawn interspersed with mature Yew hedges and deep herbaceous borders against the old garden wall. The tennis court and swimming pool are tucked away at the far end of the garden.

Adjacent to the house is a substantial brick and flint barn with ample storage and loft space. Planning permission has been granted for anew stable yard with 4 loose boxes. Continue reading to view additional images of the property.

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Elsie de Wolfe’s Paris: Frivolity Before the Storm by Charlie Scheips

10 October 2014

Elsie de Wolfe's Paris Frivolity Before the Storm by Charlie Scheips

The American decorator Elsie de Wolfe (1858–1950) was the international set’s preeminent hostess in Paris during the interwar years. She had a legendary villa in Versailles, where in the late 1930s she held two fabulous parties—her Circus Balls—that marked the end of the social scene that her friend Cole Porter perfectly captured in his songs, as the clouds of war swept through Europe. Charlie Scheips tells the story of these glamorous parties using a wealth of previously unpublished photographs and introducing a large cast of aristocrats, beauties, politicians, fashion designers, movie stars, moguls, artists, caterers, florists, party planners, and decorators. A landmark work of social history and a poignant vision of a vanished world, Scheips’s book belongs on the shelf with Abrams’ classics such as Slim Aarons: Once Upon A Time and Tony Duquette. Available to Order Now from Amazon.com.

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Anthropologie Home White Rococo Mirror

10 October 2014

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A throwback to an era of elegance, this stately mirror pays homage to the ornate architecture of the Palace of Versailles. The piece is made of resin and wood painted a rich ivory white and features three glass panels. It comes in a larger size to use as a wall prop or a smaller option to be placed upon a fireplace mantel or table-top.  Available to Order Now from Anthropologie.com.

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Maison DuJour: Georgian Manor in New York

09 October 2014

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Unparalleled in its sophisticated elegance and chic contemporary design, this Georgian manor estate which was originally built in 1930, has been completely renovated. Today with over 20,000 square feet, this magnificent architectural masterpiece juxtaposes historic period details with contemporary splendor. The entry gallery is anchored by a phenomenal modern staircase cantilevered from exposed brick walls. The fluidity and movement in the contours of the sweeping staircase create an energy indicative of the residence itself.

The entertaining floor features a sumptuous living room, handsome library with dedicated ventilation system, tremendous dining room, all of which enjoy fireplaces, an orangerie, exposed brick aviary, state-of-the-art kitchen with breakfast room and lounge, gardening room and family room. The master bedroom suite includes an expansive bedroom with fireplace and private terrace, wonderfully large dressing area and spa like bathroom with floors made of poured clear terrazzo and clear shattered glass.

The main residence sits majestically on a hilltop on 25 acres of rolling meadows and lightly wooded property and borders the 150 acre Marsh Sanctuary. It is accessed by a gated entrance and stately winding driveway. A pond, 2 bedroom guest cottage, 65 foot pool, pool cabana and tennis court complete this esteemed property. Continue reading to view additional images.

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Interior Inspiration: By the Way Cottage in Carmel

02 October 2014

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The quaint seaside town of Carmel, California, is famous for the charming cottages that populate it’s surroundings. By-the-Way Cottage is the name of this English-country style home located in Carmel that was built in 1920 by the architect M.J. Murphy. Murphy’s homes remain in demand in the area today and a brief tour of the picturesque interiors of this residence it is easy to see why. Continue reading to view additional photos.

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Kirsten Dunst’s Manhattan Penthouse

20 September 2014

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This charming penthouse apartment located in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood is said to be owned by actress Kirsten Dunst and currently listed for rent by Douglas Elliman. Featuring breathtaking views of the Hudson River, the flat is perched on top of one of the most iconic lofts buildings downtown. It has been gut renovated with the highest level of finishes and attention to detail. The two bedroom, one and half bath space has also been furnished with a fine mix of modern pieces and antiquities. Continue reading to view additional images.

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Maison DuJour: Estate in Water Mill

01 September 2014

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Villa Maria is a private and magnificent waterfront estate with stately gardens and glorious views of Mecox Bay. The present owners, world-renowned designers, purchased this spectacular property in 2005 and began a 6-year project to restore the home’s original 1920’s grandeur while modernizing it into a splendid 21st century estate. At 22,000 sq. ft., it has 11 bedrooms including a 6-room beautifully appointed master suite, a handmade stone and wrought iron staircase, a 60 foot living room with original fresco details and a state of the art kitchen. All principal rooms are brilliantly sunny and take advantage of the panoramic water views. The outdoor spaces feature a grand 2-story portico and a large stone terrace overlooking the wide lawn and bay. There is a waterside pool, pool cabana, tennis court and a charming two-bedroom guesthouse. View more images of the property below.

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Interiors to Inspire: The English Abode

29 August 2014

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Earlier this year Christie’s held an interiors auction entitled The English Home which featured property from the Wiltshire home of Robert Kime, the Cheshire home of David Bedale and the London home of Christopher Gibbs – three iconic figures in the world of interior design. Each share an ability to mix rustic antique furniture with antique textiles and carefully curated selection of oil paintings, watercolors and prints, in a way that makes rooms appear casually grand. Continue reading to view more images of selected rooms.

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