Arguably one of the best film sets of all time is the cottage owned by Kate Winslet’s character Iris in Nancy Meyer’s film The Holiday. Constructed in the midst of an empty field in the country side and decorated specifically for the film, “Rosehill Cottage” is every American woman’s dream of a charming English retreat. Continue reading to view additional images.
Interior designer Kelly Wearstler recently opened up her Malibu beach house for the pages of Vogue Living. Wearstler shares the 557-square-metre beachfront compound with her real-estate developer husband and two sons. Continue reading to view the full tour.
This kitchen was renovated by Portland, Oregon, based Jessica Helgerson Interior Design. Of the project, which pretty much achieves my idea of the perfect kitchen, Helgerson writes:
“The original kitchen was a narrow galley, with one window. In order to create the new kitchen we removed a wall between the old kitchen and an adjacent family room. We also opened up the connection between the kitchen and dining room with a large arched opening that lines up with the opening to the living room. In order to keep the family room function, we installed a comfortable sofa at one end of the room, and a television hides behind cabinet doors. We designed the island in a style reminiscent of a traditional Spanish table, but made it higher for counter use, and added storage and seating.”
“When we were first meeting with the client she walked us through the whole house, and when we complemented her on a beautiful glass-front cabinet in the bedroom she said she did love it, but had never found quite the right use for it. We suggested integrating it into the new kitchen, and it now lightens and adds interest to a long wall of storage.”
Fashion photographer Steven Meisel’s Los Angeles home was recently featured in Architectural Digest‘s French edition. The home was renovated by the venerable Californian architecture firm Marmol Radziner and is located in the iconic Trousdale Estate’s neighborhood. Meisel’s bathroom, which features a lovely writing desk not far from a steam shower, is my favorite bit. Continue reading to view additional images.
Designed by local architect Steve Zagorski, this charming white washed farmhouse is located within walking distance of downtown Austin, Texas. With it’s quintessential American country feel from the outside, a more contemporary and feminine interior scheme give Milton House a chic twist on the classic Texan cottage. Continue reading to view additional images of the property.
Carolina Herrera Báez is the daughter of designer Carolina Herrera and director of her family’s eponymous brand fragrance. This old editorial from Architectural Digest Spain takes us on a tour of Báez’s artfully decorated apartment in Madrid, Spain, where she lives with her husband Miguel Báez, a famous bullfighter. Continue reading to view additional images.
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A little “style file” for the home . . . because no matter the scale of your property there is nothing more delightful than maintaining a garden. The gardens depicted here display an enviable quality of being neither too formal or too wild. Continue reading to view additional images.
Julia Roberts recently listed one of her properties in Manhattan for sale. Located in the heart of the West Village at 45 West 10th street, the 2,000 square foot penthouse apartment features three bedrooms and three bathrooms, light-filled sitting rooms and amazing outdoor space. The property is listed at $4.5million with Stribling & Associates. Continue reading to view additional images of the home.
South African-born interior decorator and fabric designer Penny Morrison is one of my favorite tastemakers. Based in England for most of her career, Morrison is famed for her eclectic sense of style and ability to combine classical and contemporary elements to create rooms that are both elegant and livable. In her own words “a deliberate jumble of the old and the new, giving an unceremonious, almost eccentric atmosphere”. Continue reading to view a gallery of some of Morrison’s most charming spaces.