Martha’s Vineyard Island

Posted on mai 1, 2013 | 0 comments

Linda and her husband Jules bought this place in 2009, in the idyllic Martha’s Vineyard island in Massachusetts. They did not think immediately of a major renovation, until Linda met Tamara, the owner of an eclectic boutique, and invited her over for a consultation. From there, the renovation project began. Tamara brought in old barn beams for the dining-room ceiling and transformed the kitchen with custom cabinets of salvaged oak and hemlock. « Worn materials add warmth and history », explains the shopkeeper, who is also an interior designer. The 1931 home, which sits atop a hill overlooking the ocean, offered 10 acres and enough bedrooms for the couple’s three children and two grandchildren.






Source : Country Living

Read More

Butterflies in the Hamptons

Posted on fév 14, 2013 | 0 comments

Tiina Laakkonen, a former model and now a fashion stylist, grew up in Imatra, a small town in Finland. Her husband Jon spent his childhood summers in Amagansett, N.Y., and Tiina and Jon decided to buy a mid-20th-century house there, surrounded largely by working farms. The house had in fact been modeled on a potato barn, but it was in a huge state of neglect. With the help of some architects, the couple mapped out a house that looks as though two original barns and a more contemporary one have been connected by steel and glass walkways. The contemporary barn, a sleek white structure with a zinc roof and a poured concrete floor, is the heart of the house: kitchen, dining and main living areas all in one great room.

The house, Tiina says, is “full of Finland.” The couple travel there twice a year, and every room contains the spoils of their shopping sprees. No detail was left to chance: “I like when you can still see the person’s hand in things,” she says. “Anything that is made by hand will age better than something that has been manufactured. It’s the same for fashion.”





Source : T Magazine

Read More

Charming Norway

Posted on fév 9, 2013 | 0 comments

This charming home belongs to the interior blogger Connie Johansen of Consept Constanse from Norway. You can notice a strong personal touch and some DIY decoration, especially in the bedroom, with a mix of feminine and romantic style, but also some industrial and trendy details.










Source : Klikk via 79 Ideas

Read More

Baroque in Paris

Posted on fév 7, 2013 | 0 comments

Welcome in the remarkable world of Lee Radziwill, Jackie Kennedy’s sister, and her apartment in Paris, which she designed herself. Ideally situated, the balcony looks out onto the Avenue Montaigne in Paris. A symphony of light, white and deep pink of falling rose petals, rose silk… in a baroque spirit.







Source : T Magazine via Dust Jacket

Read More

Scandi 50′s

Posted on jan 22, 2013 | 0 comments

Today we are heading to Seddon, suburb of Melbourne, Australia. Emma and Damon have been living here for twelve years, and have managed to squeeze four bedrooms and two bathrooms into this modest Victorian cottage. The Scandinavian and mid-century design is clearly present here, but also a distinctly Australian aesthetic, using a colour palette of desert orange and gumleaf grey/green.











Source : The Design Files

Read More

Cabin retreat

Posted on jan 21, 2013 | 0 comments

Pure and simple, this traditional Massachusetts cabin would be perfect for a weekend retreat in total serenity. Three years ago, the owners filmmaker Bobby Houston and his partner Eric Shamie decided to turn this 1960s rancher in the Berkshire mountains into their own personal getaway. Bobby and Eric added an abundance of windows to make the house feel like a part of nature, rather than a retreat from it. Bright wood, white furniture, stone wall… everything reminds us nature ! I love the cool wood effect of the coffee table in the living room !








Source : Country Living

Read More

Christmas in Arizona

Posted on jan 7, 2013 | 2 comments

When major league ballplayer Bill Mueller and his wife, Amy, had to move from Massachusetts to Arizona with their three children Lexi, Tucker, and Dawson, the couple brought old-fashioned New England charm to their brand-new desert home. The place is cozy, with a tufted bench providing a place to sit at the foot of the bed, a stone fireplace keeping things toasty on the covered patio, furnished like a full-fledged living room… A wall of vintage beveled mirrors is decorating the elegant bathroom above the claw-foot tub. For Christmas in this Southwestern home ? Instead of hauling out shiny tinsel and multicolored lights, Amy turns to fresh clippings of pine and spruce, Kraft paper, and wooden ornaments.









Source : Country Living

Read More