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A Paris Pied-à-Terre by Ishka Designs of Brooklyn

Anishka Clarke and Niya Bascom of Brooklyn’s Ishka Designs are an international duo–she grew up in Jamaica; he was born in London to Jamaican and Guyanese parents and raised in NYC. But neither had spent much time in Paris before Edouard, a French friend living in Brooklyn, came to them with an intriguing project: His childhood duplex near the Eiffel Tower–in a small late-19th-century building that originated as studios and living quarters for artisans working on the tower–needed editing and an ...
Tags: Books, London, India, Brooklyn, Paris, Apartments, Clarke, Eiffel Tower, Jamaica, Caribbean, Edouard, Bascom, Gardenista, House Call, Designer Visit, Rental Houses


A Composed Life: A Rarefied London Townhouse Remodel by Jonathan Tuckey Design

At a time when the lived-in look has entered and taken over in all of our homes, here’s an inspiring, rarefied version on the theme. London architecture firm Jonathan Tuckey Design—a member of the Remodelista Architect and Designer Directory—was presented with a four-story Regency townhouse, the longstanding home of a family involved in the art world. The place was well lived in, according to project architect James Moore, and the requested top-to-bottom refresh set out to embrace rather than er...
Tags: Books, London, Color, Amsterdam, Venice, Plywood, Kast, Moore, MDF, James Moore, Annie Sloan, Olivetti, Architectural Details, Remodel & Renovation, Architecture & Interiors, Palette & Paints


“A Curated Chaos”: A Rarefied London Townhouse Remodel by Jonathan Tuckey Design

At a time when the lived-in look has entered and taken over in just about all of our homes, here’s an inspiring, rarefied version on the theme. London architecture firm Jonathan Tuckey Design—a member of the Remodelista Architect and Designer Directory—was presented with a four-story Regency townhouse, the longstanding home of a couple who work in the art world and have two young kids. The place was “very well used,” according to project architect James Moore, and the requested top-to-bottom ref...
Tags: Books, London, Color, Amsterdam, David Hockney, Venice, Plywood, Kast, Moore, MDF, James Moore, Annie Sloan, Olivetti, Architectural Details, Remodel & Renovation, Architecture & Interiors


Remodelista Greatest Hits 2020: George and Willy’s DIY Urban Cabin (Created from a Tiny 1991 Suburban House)

Remodelista regulars no doubt have admired the work of George & Willy. They’re the charming, young New Zealander duo who made their design debut with the Studio Roller, a hanging roll of kraft paper for keeping To Do lists and making sketches. Since then, George Wilkins and Will McCallum have gone on to offer a suspended clothes drying rack, a fire starter inspired by Alaskan whalers, and a collection of signs including a Scrabble-like letter board. Their creations are all about modern utility p...
Tags: Books, Canada, New Zealand, Will, Anthony, North Island, George, Mount Maunganui, Warmington, Pablo, HANNAH, George Willy, Willy, DIY & Remodeling, Remodel & Renovation, Small-Space Living


Freedom of the Press: Inside Former Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee’s Georgetown House

Ben Bradlee, the famed Washington Post editor and bon vivant—played by Tom Hanks in The Post and Jason Robards in All the President’s Men—probably wouldn’t recognize his old Georgetown residence. Remodeled in an elegantly succinct style that’s far more European than preppy, it’s still nonetheless his kind of place: the double living room is designed for hobnobbing, the dining table stands ready for a crowd, and every room is filled with family mementos, a pair of water skis included. What’s more...
Tags: Post, Books, New York, Washington Post, Stanford, White House, Berlin, Los Angeles, Tom Hanks, Brooklyn, New Hampshire, Denmark, Jfk, Istanbul, Human Rights Watch, Kennedy


Creative Compound: A Ceramic Artist Couple at Home and Work in the French Countryside

Ceramic artists Justine and Jean Hay de Slades’ rustic home and studio in France’s Haute Saintonge were years in the making. First, Justine had to establish her line of bone-white porcelain that she calls Epure—the exquisitely simple wares are what first caught our eye: see Made In a Barn in France. Success enabled Jean to join the business in 2014: he oversees production. And very recently, with their three-year-old daughter, Alma, the family bought a parcel of land with two decrepit 19th-centu...
Tags: Books, France, Toronto, House, Korea, Ceramics, Bordeaux, Rustic, Plaster, Studio Visit, Bedrooms, Justine, Supra, Jean, Alma, Charente Maritime


Farmhouse Refresh: A Dutch County, NY, Family Retreat in Black and White

Remember old-fashioned networking? It was through their kids’ NYC elementary school that Jill Porter met Alexandra and Brian Tart. The couple—she’s a social worker, he’s a publishing executive—mentioned that they have a farmhouse in Dutchess County, New York, and on learning that Porter runs her own architecture firm, filled her in on their longstanding hopes and dreams for their place. That’s how Porter ended up with a commission to usher the family’s beloved 200-year-old retreat into the 21st ...
Tags: Books, Berlin, Marvin, Benjamin Moore, Douglas, Black Panther, Windsor, Homegoods, Porter, Alexandra, Ethan Allen, Quaker, Hudson Valley, Carrara, Schoolhouse Electric, Maxfield Parrish


Farmhouse Refresh: A Dutchess County, NY, Family Retreat in Black and White

Remember old-fashioned networking? It was through their kids’ NYC elementary school that Jill Porter met Alexandra and Brian Tart. The couple—she’s a social worker, he’s a publishing executive—mentioned that they have a farmhouse in Dutchess County, New York, and on learning that Porter runs her own architecture firm, filled her in on their longstanding hopes and dreams for their place. That’s how Porter ended up with a commission to usher the family’s beloved 200-year-old retreat into the 21st ...
Tags: Books, Berlin, Marvin, Benjamin Moore, Douglas, Black Panther, Windsor, Homegoods, Porter, Alexandra, Ethan Allen, Quaker, Hudson Valley, Carrara, Schoolhouse Electric, Maxfield Parrish


The DIY Makeover: George and Willy’s Urban Cabin (Created from a Tiny 1991 Suburban House)

Remodelista regulars no doubt have admired the work of George & Willy. They’re the cute, young New Zealander duo who made their design debut with the Studio Roller, a hanging roll of kraft paper for keeping To Do lists and making sketches. Since then, George Wilkins and Will McCallum have gone on to offer a suspended clothes drying rack, a fire starter inspired by Alaskan whalers, and a collection of signs including a Scrabble-like letter board. Their creations are all about modern utility paire...
Tags: Books, Canada, New Zealand, Will, Anthony, North Island, George, Mount Maunganui, Warmington, Pablo, HANNAH, George Willy, Willy, DIY & Remodeling, Remodel & Renovation, Small-Space Living


Urban Cottage: Designer and “Creativepreneur” Angela Medlin’s Chic Victorian in Portland, OR

“Miss Vicky, as I affectionately named her, is a soulful lady with a little edginess,” says Angela Medlin by way of introduction to her 1906 Victorian cottage in Portland, Oregon’s Sunnyside. Medlin is a fashion designer and self-described “creativepreneur” specializing in sportswear: a series of job overseeing apparel collections for Adidas and Nike’s Jordan Brand are what led her to relocate to Portland, Oregon—three different times. She’s currently staying put, living and working in Miss Vick...
Tags: Books, America, Nike, Adidas, House, Portland, Portland Oregon, Seattle, Levi Strauss, North Face, Benjamin Moore, Kitchens, Bedrooms, Victorian, Onyx, Portland OR


An Off-the-Grid Retreat in Australia Designed as “a Piece of Furniture with Everything Built In”

Can you imagine living without chairs or a sofa? Dr. Sophia Shih recommends it. An emergency physician in Hobart, the capitol of the Australian island state of Tasmania, Shih spends her working life traveling to remote parts of Australia, and says she’s almost never in the shared apartment that serves as her base. For her rare weeks off, she wanted a rustic place of her own to retreat to, and had very specific thoughts about what that should and should not include, moveable furniture falling in ...
Tags: Books, Australia, Taiwan, Tasmania, Hobart, Minimalist, Sophie, Sophia, Maguire, Bruny Island, Shih, Small-Space Living, Architecture & Interiors, Architect Visit, Kitchen Design, House Call


An Off-the-Grid Retreat Designed as “a Piece of Furniture with Everything Built In”

Can you imagine living without chairs or a sofa? Dr. Sophia Shih recommends it. An emergency physician in Hobart, the capitol of the Australian island state of Tasmania, Shih spends her working life traveling to remote parts of Australia, and says she’s almost never in the shared apartment that serves as her base. For her rare weeks off, she wanted a rustic place of her own to retreat to, and had very specific thoughts about what that should and should not include, moveable furniture falling in ...
Tags: Books, Australia, Taiwan, Tasmania, Hobart, Minimalist, Sophie, Sophia, Maguire, Bruny Island, Shih, Small-Space Living, Architecture & Interiors, Architect Visit, Kitchen Design, House Call


An Updated Neoclassical House for a Modern Minimalist Family

Ann-Christin Wentzel discovered Studio Oink via Instagram. Taken with their playfully bright take on minimalism and their respect for the antique, she enlisted Lea Korzeczek and Matthias Hiller— the duo behind the memorably named design studio—to renovate the breakfast area and ballroom at Schloss Teutschenthal, the Wentzel family estate-turned-hotel in Halle, Germany, where Anni is managing director. One room led to another: Studio Oink is currently finishing up the resort’s 20 guest quarters—a...
Tags: Books, Germany, Berlin, US, Washington Dc, House, Lea, Charles, Basel, Anni, Murano, Lighting, Leipzig, Minimalist, Brita, Vitra


The Anti-White-Box Development: A World’s Apart Brooklyn Townhouse Reinvention

There are no junk drawers here. No closets waiting to be edited either. That’s because this Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn, townhouse is one of a cluster of four 1920s structures that a group of developer friends hired Fabr Studio to redesign. It was a wise choice: Fabr is in our own Julie Carlson’s words “Brooklyn’s most inventive, economy-minded, under-the-radar architecture firm”: see their headquarters in A Tree Grows in East Williamsburg. Each of the unassuming two-story houses was given an ad...
Tags: Books, New York City, Brooklyn, Pennsylvania, Ikea, Mark Lewis, Fifth Avenue, Scandinavia, Hollister, Walls, Benjamin Moore, Bedrooms, Hudson New York, Concrete, George, Bret


The Comfort of Things: Artist Oscar Piccolo’s Modern Bohemian Studio Apartment

“I’ve never been by myself so much, but I’m treating this period as a good pause,” London designer Oscar Piccolo tells us. “I’ve always felt connected to domestic spaces so I am finding this aspect interesting. My home is my studio, really the two go hand in hand.” A 2018 fine arts graduate of London’s Chelsea College of Arts, Piccolo emerged as a multi-media talent to watch thanks to his Lampada Cappello, a serpentine lamp with a playful, hat-inspired shade that he sells on his website—and keep...
Tags: Books, London, Apartments, Libya, Ghana, Sicily, Modern House, South East London, Bedrooms, MDF, Piccolo, Charlotte Taylor, DIY & Remodeling, Small-Space Living, Architecture & Interiors, Bohemian


Head for the Hills: Two NYC Architects Design Their Own Passive House, Vipp Kitchen Included

Maria Ibañez de Sendadiano and Todd Rouh met at work back when they were both young architects at Smith-Miller + Hawkinson. That was a while ago: the couple have been running their own NYC firm, IdS/R Architecture, since 2000, have two daughters who are now teenagers, and recently found themselves in the happy position of being able to build their own country retreat in New York’s Catskill Mountains. After years of hiking and camping in the area as a family, they bought a choice piece of land i...
Tags: Books, New York, Colorado, US, Ikea, Denmark, Passive House, Maria, Hay, Sustainable Design, Bedrooms, Todd, Catskill Mountains, Dep, Upstate New York, Marie


Year-Round At the Beach: At Home with Two Stylish Women in the Hamptons

On a trip to Paris’s Maison et Objet, our co-founders Julie and Francesca crossed paths with Mona Nerenberg, owner of Bloom in Sag Harbor, NY, a cult-favorite shop filled with Swedish antiques and white ceramics (now in its 18th year). Noting that the Gardenista team had been to her Hamptons home to admire the deer fencing—Mona is married to landscape designer Lisa Bynon—she invited us back to take a proper look inside. Mona and Lisa live in a 19th-century shingled house that came untouched—and ...
Tags: Books, England, France, Paris, John, Ralph Lauren, Sam, North Sea, Mona, Hamptons, Benjamin Moore, Minimalist, Ray, Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Mark


Monastic No More: A UK Religious Retreat Redesigned as a Chic Family Home

Discovered on The Modern House: St. Francis House, a monastic retreat transformed into “an exceptionally chic modern home.” Located in Cambridgeshire, a 45-minute train journey from London, the late-Georgian structure was built as a country estate. It was in the 1950s that a religious order moved in and purpose-rebuilt the place as a silent retreat, stripping out just about all of  the original detailing and introducing, among other things, 22 spartan bedrooms on the second floor. Ten years ago,...
Tags: Books, UK, England, London, France, United Kingdom, Cambridge, Anna, Cambridgeshire, Ibiza, Grey, Modern House, Bedrooms, Hart, Tom Dixon, Willie


Serenity Now: A Minimalist Family Compound in the Quebec Countryside

Lucy Riddle and Katherine Nikidis weren’t in the market for land. But on a visit to see Lucy’s mother in the Quebec countryside, the two went on a just-for-fun look-see—and not only succumbed to a secluded property but almost instantly had a vision for it.  Now that their two kids were in their twenties, they wanted to create a modernist family gathering place composed of mine, yours, and ours structures, a space for mediation included. “Both of us have strong ideas about design,” says Lucy, who...
Tags: Books, New York, Canada, Montreal, Halifax, Kashmir, Quebec, Vermont, Lucy, Contemporary, Houses, Minimalist, Plywood, Abbott, Kathy, Canal Street


The All-Vintage Renovation by Quintana Partners in Menorca, Spain

We recently discovered the work of Menorca, Spain–based Quintana Partners (thanks, Megan, for clueing us in) and have been poring over their portfolio ever since. The firm was founded by Escat Benito Diaz, a watchmaker turned interior designer who honed his skills restoring houses in Frankfurt, Miami, and Venezuela before moving to the island of Menorca. Diaz recruited two compatriots, Benito Escat Velez and Pol Castells Segarra, to join him, and now the three designers work together creating so...
Tags: Books, Spain, Barcelona, Paris, Venezuela, Menorca, Valencia Spain, Menorca Spain, Megan, Roca, Segarra, Mahon, Remodel & Renovation, Home Inspiration, Antiques & Vintage, Jaime Hayon


An Eccentric Town House in Islington by Design Star Rachel Chudley

A while baxck, our London correspondent Christine sent me a late-night missive to say she’d met a promising young designer at a dinner. “I sat next to this lovely interior designer last night at the Ochre party (which was fab, by the way). Her name is Rachel Chudley, and she is married to the son of paint colorist Donald Kaufman and she only uses Donald’s paint. With her personality and work, I think she is a rising star on the London design scene.” Of course, I quickly Googled “Rachel Chudley” ...
Tags: Books, Milan, London, Tibet, House, Turner, Islington, East London, Donald, Don, Christine, Rachel, Donald Kaufman, White Lines, Laguna Beach California, Architecture & Interiors


Mark Lewis’s Neo-Victorian London: The Designer’s Inspired Reinvention of His Family’s Own Quarters

Back when we first met Mark Lewis, he had recently left a career as a set and costume designer to open his North London interiors firm. That was several years ago and since then we’ve avidly followed his many adventures, from inventing a historic Hoxton loft out of whole cloth to introducing his own line of cast-bronze shelf brackets, drawer pulls, and broom hooks. But we’ve never been invited to see his own place—until now. Mark lives with his partner, Abi Leland, who works in the music busines...
Tags: Books, London, Mark Lewis, Abi, north London, James, Andy, Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Mark, William Morris, Gareth, Highgate, ClearView, Hoxton, Remodel & Renovation


California in Cambridge: A Boston House Remodel By Barbara Bestor and Carter Design

In San Francisco, they’re known as Painted Ladies. In Cambridge, Massachusetts, there isn’t a name for the preferred—and, if you ask us, far more compelling—Victorian house palette: exteriors in severe blacks, charcoals, and grays offset by front doors in wild lipstick shades like Lilac and Vixen Red. LA architect Barbara Bestor knows and appreciates this Boston tradition—she herself grew up in Cambridge. Her client, Doug Zell, the peripatetic cofounder of Intelligentsia Coffee, brings an outsid...
Tags: Europe, Books, England, California, La, Boston, Massachusetts, San Francisco, Cambridge, Wisconsin, Long Island, New England, Silver Lake, Benjamin Moore, Fez, Bedrooms


Urban Oasis: A Stone Orchard House in Tel Aviv, Redone by Two Architects

We’ve been admirers of Israeli-born architects Noam Dvir and Daniel Rauchwerger of BoND ever since we featured one of their quietly ingenious projects—a streamlined Manhattan flat, packed with hidden storage—on The Organized Home. Recently, browsing through their site, we stumbled on Villa Salame, a little stone house in Tel Aviv redone by Dvir in collaboration with Jonathan Canetti of Jonathan Canetti Architecture & Design, and fell for the house’s sunny simplicity. Built in the 1850s and locat...
Tags: Books, Tel Aviv, Manhattan, Mallorca, Mediterranean, House Tour, Urban Oasis, Stone House, Small-Space Living, Architecture & Interiors, Courtyards, House Call, Small Kitchens, Boaz Lavie, Dvir, Bright & Airy


A Renovated Farmhouse in Bedford, NY, with Scandinavian Influences

In Bedford, New York, architect Rafe Churchill transforms a small farmhouse, owned by the same family for 30 years, into a modern weekend house with a subtle dash of Scandinaivan style. Over the years, parts of the house had been renovated to accommodate short-term needs, while others had been ignored, so the “interiors showed an evolved history,” Churchill says. He modernized the home by raising ceiling heights and creating an open floor plan, and worked closely with interior designer Kathryn F...
Tags: Books, Traditional, Upstate New York, DIY & Remodeling, Remodel & Renovation, Architect Visit, House Call, RADD, Farmhouse Style, Farmhouses


A Home at the Top of the World, San Francisco Edition

Not too long ago, Sarah and I found ourselves having tea with Susie Tompkins Buell, the Democratic fundraiser, Esprit cofounder, and wearer of deep crimson toenail varnish (I know because I once waited in line behind her at Tartine and admired the way she made Tevas look fashionable). We were discussing design in the Bay Area and sustainability, but the whole time Sarah and I were admiring the artful surroundings, so much so that we came back with cameras in hand. Located on the penthouse level ...
Tags: Books, San Francisco Bay Area, House Call, Designer Visit


Freedom of the Press: Inside Former Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee’s Georgetown House, Transformed

Ben Bradlee, the famed Washington Post editor and bon vivant—played by Tom Hanks in The Post and Jason Robards in All the President’s Men—probably wouldn’t recognize his old Georgetown residence. Remodeled in an elegantly succinct style that’s far more European than preppy, it’s still nonetheless his kind of place: the double living room is designed for hobnobbing, the dining table stands ready for a crowd, and every room is filled with family mementos, a pair of water skis included. What’s more...
Tags: Post, Books, New York, Washington Post, Stanford, White House, Berlin, Los Angeles, Tom Hanks, Brooklyn, New Hampshire, Denmark, Jfk, Istanbul, Human Rights Watch, Kennedy


Gesa Hansen’s Country Style: The Scandinavian-German Designer’s Family Quarters Outside of Paris

Back in 2014, when we last visited Gesa Hansen, she was living with her toddler daughter in a Paris apartment and running her furniture line, The Hansen Family, a collection of Scandinavian-accented, minimalist oak pieces produced by her parents’ workshop in Germany (see A Furniture Designer At Home in Paris). “I come from a family of carpenters, designers, and architects,” Gesa always says, by way of explaining her impressive set of creds—which include a childhood in a tiny town in western Germ...
Tags: Books, Japan, France, Germany, Paris, Ikea, Luigi, Charles, Weimar, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Jean Nouvel, Lou, Hansen, Greene, Villeroy Boch


Gesa Hansen Style: The Scandinavian-German Designer’s Family Quarters Outside of Paris

Back in 2014, when we last visited Gesa Hansen, she had her hands full: she was living with her toddler daughter in a Paris apartment and running her furniture line, The Hansen Family, a collection of Scandinavian-accented, minimalist oak pieces produced by her parents’ workshop in Germany (see A Furniture Designer At Home in Paris). “I come from a family of carpenters, designers, and architects,” Gesa always says, by way of explaining her impressive set of creds—which include a childhood in a...
Tags: Books, Japan, France, Germany, Paris, Ikea, Luigi, Charles, Weimar, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Jean Nouvel, Lou, Hansen, Greene, Villeroy Boch


The Life Aquatic in Cornwall: A Waterfront House—and One-Time Dinghy Club—Reinvented

When lighting designer Chris Millard and interior design Flo Millard relocated from London to the fishing village of Rock in Cornwall, they hoped and dreamed for exactly this sort of project. A one-time dinghy club and restaurant perched on the waterfront in tiny, steep Polruan, on Cornwall’s south coast, the wooden structure had long ago been converted into living quarters, but was in need of a top-to-bottom rethink. “The house had been reinvented several times over the years,” Flo tells us, “a...
Tags: Books, London, Cornwall, FLO, Maude, Conran, Fortnum Mason, Carrara, Beach Style, Remodel & Renovation, Architecture & Interiors, Chris Millard, House Call, Summer Houses, Little Greene, Indoor/Outdoor Living