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.”
Make-up artist Jemma Kidd and her husband Arthur Wellesley, Earl of Mornington, traded their home in London’s Notting Hill for this 18th-Century country house in Hampshire, England. Known as the Old Rectory the home lies on the ground’s of Wellesley’s family estate Stratfield Saye (a property given to the Duke of Wellington in 1817 by the nation) and features interiors by decorator Penny Morrison. The home was recently photographed by Simon Upton for Elle Decor. Continue reading to view additional images.
Interior designer Bambi Sloan is the creative force behind one of Paris’ most magical hotels, the Saint James Paris. A magical forest that combines quirk with glamour and childhood fantasy, Sloan’s trademark over-the-top but carefully curated style makes the hotel a fabulous place to visit. Another recent project of Sloan’s includes the lodge she designed for Scottish whiskey company Jura, which incorporates traditional countryside motifs such as grand leather chairs and mounted animal parts with her siganture whimsy. Continue reading to view additional images.
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Can’t you just dream of snuggling up in this room in an old cashmere sweater with a cup of tea and stack of magazines to read? This was the bedroom to interior decorator (and all around fabulous woman) Rita Konig‘s old London apartment. The floral wallpaper is from Cole & Son and RDuJour recommends that everyone have a trusty wool throw blanket at their disposal. Continue reading to view additional images.
Kirsten Fitzgibbons and Kelli Ford opened their Dallas-based interior decorating firm in 1990. Sisters and artistic collaborators, they tackle each project with a fresh and uncomplicated vision. With a turn-key approach in designing both residential homes and commercial spaces, Kirsten and Kelli combine contemporary and classical elements to create incredibly livable and aesthetically beautiful spaces with a sense of the unexpected. Continue reading to see some of RDuJour’s favourite spaces.