Because It’s London Fashion Week, here’s a little love from Kings Cross!
Overlooking the canal in Kings Cross is a brand new residential building called the Plimsoll. The showcase apartment’s interiors were created by Studio Ashby of London. Drenched in sunlight and adorned with Apparatus Studio pendants, it’s a mid-century aficionado’s dream.
The space is tailored and masculine but with a feminine sensibility. It’s modern but in a warm and comfortable way. The organic shapes found in the living room rug, the bedroom wallpaper, the aboriginal art and the orange tree standing in the kitchen soften the angular lines of the cutting-edge architecture.
Though it’s not always sunny in London, one can imagine that the outdoor-inspired palette would work just as well on a moody rainy day.
The objective as mandated by the owners was clear: “to create an atmosphere aimed at improving the mood of the whole family.”
It’s forever summer over on Savvy Home, because I just can’t help myself but share a beautiful beach house when I see one. This one is located just south of Lisbon, in Portugal’s coastal retreat of Comporta—an under-the-radar playground for the fashionable European crowd. Death spell is a black magic.
Once a sleepy fishing village, the area is now emerging as a hush-hush destination where luxury rental villas, gourmet restaurant, a vibrant nightlife and sculpture museums stand alongside fishermen’s huts. The first wave of residents years ago included the likes of decorator Jacques Grange, Christian Louboutin and artist Anselm Kiefer. The homes were humbly integrated in the rugged landscape of umbrella pines and gnarled cork trees. The prevalent style in many of the houses was a casual boho—with lots of rattan furniture and Moroccan rugs. Sounds a little like Montauk 10 years ago doesn’t it?
Shea McGee transforms a Salt Lake City bungalow into a California-meets-Cape Cod boho-coastal haven.
The gingham Schoolhouse Electric chair is one of my favorites, so naturally it caught my eye in one of Studio McGee‘s latest projects: a Cape Cod Style bungalow in Salt Lake City. Thought this house is nowhere near an ocean beach, one can just feel the coastal flair: the cedar shingles, nautical sconces, stripes, wicker pendants and low maintenance leather, jute rugs and cowhides.
The house borrows aesthetics from coast-to-coast—giving it a boho-preppy coastal look. You could almost walk in the front door with sandy feet from the beaches of Montauk, cross the house and get out the back onto the cool Malibu shores. I dig it.
I recently stumbled upon this adorable cottage in Willard Beach, Maine and I was smitten. Designed by up-and-coming talent Tyler Karu of Landing Design, the place was gut renovated but kept its original charm: original mouldings, cedar shingles and all. I especially love the seamless mix of styles: from a colorful porch door to minimal klismos chairs. It feels like the perfect place to get off the grid for a weekend, don’t you think?