SCREENS & SHUTTERS: The Other Window Treatments

Decorative Iron Screen

    Today we are taking a gander outside the box with a delve into a few alternatives to the standard curtains, shades and blinds. From solutions to your most challenging window panes (i.e. skylights) to smart ways to add architectural interest and protect from heat –  today’s picks should prove handy in keeping you and your windows smartly ON

SLICE OF HEAVEN: A London Church Conversion

    A masterful melding of old world craftsmanship and contemporary design, this London church conversion by interior designer Harriet Holgate and the bespoke furniture specialists at Rupert Beven Ltd. is serving up a little slice of heaven – especially in the kitchen.       At the heart of the expansive space lies aread ON

A Family Farm Renovation Bridges Past & Future

    Just one hour south of Lisbon and nestled within the unspoiled land of Mentmor o Novo, Alentejo Portugal, lies the newly renovated family farm of João and Andreia Rodrigues. The property, consisting of nearly 1000 acres of vast golden plains peppered with ponds and shaded by olive and oak trees, has been inread ON

EXTENDED TOUR: Kelly Klein’s Palm Beach Home

    Located on a secluded lot in Palm Beach, Florida lies the 3,900 square foot home of author/photographer Kelly Klein and her young son Lukas. The modestly sized one story build was an 11 month process from start to finish and was a true collaboration between David Piscuskas of 1100 Architect and the homeread ON

TIERNEY HAINES: Contemporary Meets Irish Vernacular

    Set within the rural surrounds of Blacksod Bay in west Mayo, Ireland lies a family home inspired by, and designed around, its rugged surrounds. Taking their cues from the traditional local farm architecture and the small courtyard enclosures they employ, Tierney Haines Architects designed a multi winged, thickly walled, drystone home to protectread ON

EN PLEIN AIR: A Curation of Outdoor Showers

    This weekend marks the official beginning of summer and we’re gearing up for the season with a collection of one of my favorite summer luxuries – the outdoor shower. Enjoy the views!     This Florida beach house’s master bath opens to a large outdoor shower area. The standing Pipe shower is byread ON

An Invisible Kitchen by i29 Interior Architects

    The Netherlands based interior architecture and design firm i29 is addressing the changing configuration of the contemporary kitchen by making it invisible… or at least close to it. Meeting the changing morphology of the contemporary home (where the structural divide between kitchen and living space is becoming increasingly less distinct) with perhaps an overdueread ON