The clocks going forward always leaves me feeling totally jetlagged – don’t these people realise how fragile my post-insomniac sleep patterns are? So let’s ease into the week gently with a great house from April’s Livingetc.
These crazy people apparently have seven kids. but they also have a design and property business and an amazing modern townhouse in New York.
I love how they’ve taken an ultra-modern, quite boxy building and filled it with a mixture of modern and vintage furniture and lots of colour against a monochrome backdrop. Nothing new here, but it’s well done. I’m also spotting lots of familiar trends. Are you?
Numbers in decor are clearly a very big thing right now. I do think they make things look edgier somehow.
Loving the floors, the rug by Paul Smith for the Rug Company and the artwork here. Love the effect of the striped cushions juxtaposed with the ultra-feminine rug. The huge window apparently rolls onto the ceiling like a garage door, which must be so fabulously cool. I would be moving it up and down all day.
NOT much liking the colour scheme or the enormous Kelly green box the layout designers stuck on this. Much as I adore Livingetc as a magazine I do think their layout people could take lessons from Elle Decoration.
Love, love, LOVING, the Murano glass chandelier in the ultra-modern kitchen. I’m not normally a fan of kitsch chandeliers like this but in this context it is utterly PERFECT.
And haven’t we seen a Pearly Queen button picture in Livingetc before? I still want one rather desperately though. I also have to wonder about all these British artefacts in a New York townhouse in a photospread aimed at the UK market. Call me cynical, but is it possible that the rugs and artwork were all brought in by stylists? Surely not.
I adore this girl’s bedroom. How many years will I have to wait for the Minx to get over her horrendous Disney Princesses and Tinkerbell phase and be ready to appreciate something like this? I cringe every time I walk into her room.
Loving the his and hers desks here.
Can only assume that these guys have another large New York townhouse somewhere in which to house all the clutter that must surely come with seven (SEVEN!!!!) children.
Another Rug Company rug, this time by Diane von Furstenberg, and NO CLUTTER. Not even drawers by the bed. Where on earth do they keep the KY Jelly?
Whilst peering at the above picture to look for KY Jelly, I noticed that the ‘7’ on the table by the bed is now backwards, which presumably means the photo has been flipped. It’s making my head hurt anyway.