Today…

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Iksel wallpaper in Iznik, hand painted decorative wallpapers by Dimonah and Mehmet Eksel. … [Read more...]

Inside a Dreamy English Estate.

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Two blog posts in one week about the Brooks family! This is the home of fashion insider Amanda Brooks and her husband painter Christopher Brooks, who was once married to Miranda Brooks, the landscape genius who designed Anna Wintour's magical gardens. (The gardens here were Miranda's first garden ever, she and the family are still close!)  The English farm house was where Christopher was born and raised, but Amanda and her family were using it as a vacation house for a only couple of weeks each year.   One day, burnt out from NYC life - the striving, oh the striving! - Amanda suggested to her … [Read more...]

DESIGN | Pierre Yovanovitch’s Paris apartment.

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Photography by Stephan Julliard.   … [Read more...]

Gilles & Baissier | Villa Bakhea, Biarritz

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Architects Gilles & Boissier modernized this house in Biarritz, while preserving and respecting the house's history and personality. They called it Bakhea, which means peace.  The home was built in 1902 by the Duke of Tamales, nephew of the king of Spain. The architecture is in the French Basque style but also has British and Spanish influences, since its owner had married an English aristocrat descendant of Mary Stuart. The home fell into neglect until the most recent home owners decided to give it new life. They hired the architecture and design firm Dorothee Bossier and Patrick … [Read more...]

A Retro Design Dream House.

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Feel like moving to Sydney? This iconic 80's house is now on the market. The property, also known as the White House, was designed and built by architect Peter Stronach of AllenJack+Cottier in 1987. It was purchased by ABC radio presenter Phillip Adams three years after completion, and he has lived there with his wife for almost 30 years. It was originally designed as a bachelor pad, but when Adams bought the place he converted it for family living. The house was originally sold for almost $1 million Australian dollars, and is now valued at almost $6 million. The twisted yellow staircase and … [Read more...]