Far from the basic shelters built for farm labourers on large estates this bothy was the charming home of interior designer John Tanner. Maximalist and traditional in style the tiny cottage shows that small space living does not need to be pared back and sterile. Beautiful, individual and dramatic.
Photography by Christopher Horwood
I can’t make up my mind what I love more … the warm, caramel colour palette, the stunning spiral staircase, the stylish yet serene bathroom or the wonderful outdoor entertaining areas. Toluca Lake Residence by Los Angeles based Rios Clementi Hale Studios.
Is it a dream? A Tuscan farmhouse under a hot summer sun. Inside the rooms are starkly beautiful, a counterpoint to the blazing heat. A cool oasis that soothes the soul until, pow, a punch of pink in the modern, metal kitchen. Fabulous living in the beautiful medieval town of Capalbio by Rome-based designer Ilaria Miani.
Dark and dramatic, moody and marvellous this Woollahra cottage by interior architect Phoebe Nicol is like a stage set perfect for playing out your everyday life with panache. A wall of mirror increases the sense of space in the narrow house while a carefully curated collection of antique and contemporay furniture pices, artwork and objet plays against the dark walls. In contrast the bedroom is light yet soft, a personal oasis.
It’s warm, casual and super stylish. It’s all you’d expect from a vacation home … hang on it’s more than you’d expect from a vacation home. A mix of high end and the found, family memories, a soft desert palette and the texture, all that glorious layering of texture. Lockwood Avenue in Old Greenwich, Connecticut by BHDM.