Cozy Warm Handsome Interior Design Inspiration

The other day we explored architecture and design from one of my favorite creatives masterful with timelessness, Jeffrey Dungan (right here), and today you are sure to be inspired by even more Cozy Warm Handsome Interior Design Inspiration from Dungan, KAA Design, Evens Architects, Ike Kligerman Barkley, Patrick Sutton, and Tom Stringer.

Handsome interior design inspiration from some of my favorite classic architects and designers of luxurious traditional homes and spaces. #traditionaldecor #interiordesign #classicdesign #classicarchitecture #homeideas #interiordesignideas #jeffreydungan #luxuryhomes

Breathtaking stone exterior. Architecture/Design: Jeffrey Dungan. Photo: William Abranowicz. Also, see a tour of Dungan’s recent architectural work RIGHT HERE. Cozy Warm Handsome Interior Design Inspiration as well as rugged, rustic, warmth for fall. Decidedly autumnal architectural and design inspiration from a handful of successful designers who know their way around handsome interiors…certainly lovely indeed.

Yesterday’s post was all about casual, pretty, fall decor touches, and today is a true departure unto luxurious classicism.

Cozy Warm Handsome Interior Design Inspiration

Handsome and cozy just feel right in autumn or winter when there is a chill in the air, oui? Breezy whites of summer give way to umber beauty. Think rustic character-rich planks of wood, rugged stone, luxurious lodge lovely, sturdy iron, generous proportions, natural materials, hefty scale, pleasing patina, durable textures, and un-fussy sophistication.

Even if you remain a greater fan of pretty and precious, there is much to learn on the flipside from these design studies in sensual scale, robust beauty, and organic sensibilities.

Handsome interior design inspiration from some of my favorite classic architects and designers of luxurious traditional homes and spaces. #traditionaldecor #interiordesign #classicdesign #classicarchitecture #homeideas #interiordesignideas #jeffreydungan #luxuryhomes

Architecture/Design: Jeffrey Dungan. Photo: William Abranowicz. Also, see a tour of Dungan’s recent architectural work RIGHT HERE. Cozy Warm Handsome Interior Design Inspiration as well as rugged, rustic, warmth for fall. Decidedly autumnal architectural and design inspiration from a handful of successful designers who know their way around handsome interiors…certainly lovely indeed.

Jeffrey Dungan – Interior Design Inspiration

See a tour of Dungan’s recent architectural work RIGHT HERE. How refreshing to discover design with such profound grounding in wonder. A reverence for nature is certainly not remarkable in the architectural realm, but to continue to grow in wonder and discover new relationships with light as this designer does! A devotion and commitment to timeless work is so evident in the work.

Perhaps such higher level consciousness and reverence for light is a result of growing up on a family farm in rural Alabama. Whatever the case may be, a soulful approach centered in humility yields a body of beautiful structures which will stand the test of time.

Handsome interior design inspiration from some of my favorite classic architects and designers of luxurious traditional homes and spaces. #traditionaldecor #interiordesign #classicdesign #classicarchitecture #homeideas #interiordesignideas #jeffreydungan #luxuryhomes

Soaring ceilings and an airy interior. Architecture/Design: Jeffrey Dungan. Photo: William Abranowicz. Also, see a tour of Dungan’s recent architectural work RIGHT HERE. Cozy Warm Handsome Interior Design Inspiration as well as rugged, rustic, warmth for fall. Decidedly autumnal architectural and design inspiration from a handful of successful designers who know their way around handsome interiors…certainly lovely indeed.

Handsome interior design inspiration from some of my favorite classic architects and designers of luxurious traditional homes and spaces. #traditionaldecor #interiordesign #classicdesign #classicarchitecture #homeideas #interiordesignideas #jeffreydungan #luxuryhomes

Drama and classic good looks. Architecture/Design: Jeffrey Dungan. Photo: William Abranowicz. Also, see a tour of Dungan’s recent architectural work RIGHT HERE. Cozy Warm Handsome Interior Design Inspiration as well as rugged, rustic, warmth for fall. Decidedly autumnal architectural and design inspiration from a handful of successful designers who know their way around handsome interiors…certainly lovely indeed.

Cozy Warm Handsome Interior Design Inspiration

Handsome interior design inspiration from some of my favorite classic architects and designers of luxurious traditional homes and spaces. #traditionaldecor #interiordesign #classicdesign #classicarchitecture #homeideas #interiordesignideas #jeffreydungan #luxuryhomes

Shutter heaven. Architecture/Design: Jeffrey Dungan. Photo: William Abranowicz. Also, see a tour of Dungan’s recent architectural work RIGHT HERE.Cozy Warm Handsome Interior Design Inspiration as well as rugged, rustic, warmth for fall. Decidedly autumnal architectural and design inspiration from a handful of successful designers who know their way around handsome interiors…certainly lovely indeed.

Handsome interior design inspiration from some of my favorite classic architects and designers of luxurious traditional homes and spaces. #traditionaldecor #interiordesign #classicdesign #classicarchitecture #homeideas #interiordesignideas #jeffreydungan #luxuryhomes

A place to cozy on down. Architecture/Design: Jeffrey Dungan. Photo: William Abranowicz. Also, see a tour of Dungan’s recent architectural work RIGHT HERE. Cozy Warm Handsome Interior Design Inspiration as well as rugged, rustic, warmth for fall. Decidedly autumnal architectural and design inspiration from a handful of successful designers who know their way around handsome interiors…certainly lovely indeed.

Living Large Lodge

Handsome interior design inspiration from some of my favorite classic architects and designers of luxurious traditional homes and spaces. #traditionaldecor #interiordesign #classicdesign #classicarchitecture #homeideas #interiordesignideas #jeffreydungan #luxuryhomes

Architecture/Design: Jeffrey Dungan. Photo: William Abranowicz. Also, see a tour of Dungan’s recent architectural work RIGHT HERE. Cozy Warm Handsome Interior Design Inspiration as well as rugged, rustic, warmth for fall. Decidedly autumnal architectural and design inspiration from a handful of successful designers who know their way around handsome interiors…certainly lovely indeed.

The Nature of Home: Creating Timeless Houses by Jeffrey Dungan

Jeffrey Dungan The Nature of Home: Creating Timeless Houses.

© The Nature of Home: Creating Timeless Houses by Jeffrey Dungan, Rizzoli New York, 2018. © William Abranowicz.

KAA Design – Design Inspiration

The stunning houses of Grant Kirkpatrick and KAA Design illustrate why Southern California is so often praised for sophisticated modern living.

Handsome interior design inspiration from some of my favorite classic architects and designers of luxurious traditional homes and spaces. #traditionaldecor #interiordesign #classicdesign #classicarchitecture #homeideas #interiordesignideas #jeffreydungan #luxuryhomes

Inspiring garden for the books! Architecture/Design: KAA Design. Led by founding Partner Grant Kirkpatrick, Partner Duan Tran, and Principal Patti Baker, KAA Design is dedicated to advancing the California lifestyle through contemporary architecture. Cozy Warm Handsome Interior Design Inspiration as well as rugged, rustic, warmth for fall. Decidedly autumnal architectural and design inspiration from a handful of successful designers who know their way around handsome interiors…certainly lovely indeed.

Handsome interior design inspiration from some of my favorite classic architects and designers of luxurious traditional homes and spaces. #traditionaldecor #interiordesign #classicdesign #classicarchitecture #homeideas #interiordesignideas #jeffreydungan #luxuryhomes

Minimal luxe and such beautiful balance. Architecture/Design: KAA Design. Led by founding Partner Grant Kirkpatrick, Partner Duan Tran, and Principal Patti Baker, KAA Design is dedicated to advancing the California lifestyle through contemporary architecture. Cozy Warm Handsome Interior Design Inspiration as well as rugged, rustic, warmth for fall. Decidedly autumnal architectural and design inspiration from a handful of successful designers who know their way around handsome interiors…certainly lovely indeed.

Classic Kitchen by KAA Design

Handsome interior design inspiration from some of my favorite classic architects and designers of luxurious traditional homes and spaces. #traditionaldecor #interiordesign #classicdesign #classicarchitecture #homeideas #interiordesignideas #jeffreydungan #luxuryhomes

A kitchen island with beaucoup storage. Architecture/Design: KAA Design. Led by founding Partner Grant Kirkpatrick, Partner Duan Tran, and Principal Patti Baker, KAA Design is dedicated to advancing the California lifestyle through contemporary architecture. Cozy Warm Handsome Interior Design Inspiration as well as rugged, rustic, warmth for fall. Decidedly autumnal architectural and design inspiration from a handful of successful designers who know their way around handsome interiors…certainly lovely indeed.

Handsome interior design inspiration from some of my favorite classic architects and designers of luxurious traditional homes and spaces. #traditionaldecor #interiordesign #classicdesign #classicarchitecture #homeideas #interiordesignideas #jeffreydungan #luxuryhomes

Rugged pale stone in a gorgeous space for lounging. Architecture/Design: KAA Design. Led by founding Partner Grant Kirkpatrick, Partner Duan Tran, and Principal Patti Baker, KAA Design is dedicated to advancing the California lifestyle through contemporary architecture. Cozy Warm Handsome Interior Design Inspiration as well as rugged, rustic, warmth for fall. Decidedly autumnal architectural and design inspiration from a handful of successful designers who know their way around handsome interiors…certainly lovely indeed.

The Houses of Grant C. Kirkpatrick & KAA Design

Two dozen magnificent custom homes, modern in style, are built of sensuous materials and sited to make the most of nature, views, and sunlight. This collection of visionary residences, shown in gorgeous photographs and colorful drawings, represents the California Dream, by an architect chosen by celebrities including Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, Matt Damon, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, for their personal retreats. Kirkpatrick offers his reflections on these beautiful projects and the design strategies behind their creation.

Grant Kirkpatrick, a native son of Southern California, writes and speaks frequently on Southern California as a hotbed for design. His work has been extensively published in design magazines such as Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, New York Times, L.A. Times, Coastal Living, Sunset magazine, and the Robb Report.

Evens Architects

Their design philosophy is predicated on deep, meaningful connections between the house and the land. Southern California is blessed with a nurturing environment that provides extraordinary opportunities for true indoor-outdoor living. The homes designed by this firm fulfill that promise with beauty and joy.

Handsome interior design inspiration from some of my favorite classic architects and designers of luxurious traditional homes and spaces. #traditionaldecor #interiordesign #classicdesign #classicarchitecture #homeideas #interiordesignideas #jeffreydungan #luxuryhomes

Let there be light! Design: Evens Architects. Evens Architects is committed to the idea that architecture inspired by classic traditions (whether Spanish, Italian, French or even Moroccan), is uniquely well suited to the climate, landscape, and culture of contemporary California. Adept at the interpretation of classical design languages, this team strives to reflect the tastes of their clients and the particulars of their locale.

Handsome interior design inspiration from some of my favorite classic architects and designers of luxurious traditional homes and spaces. #traditionaldecor #interiordesign #classicdesign #classicarchitecture #homeideas #interiordesignideas #jeffreydungan #luxuryhomes

Classic arches and lanterns in an inspiring sheltered outdoor space. Design: Evens Architects. Evens Architects is committed to the idea that architecture inspired by classic traditions (whether Spanish, Italian, French or even Moroccan), is uniquely well suited to the climate, landscape, and culture of contemporary California. Adept at the interpretation of classical design languages, this team strives to reflect the tastes of their clients and the particulars of their locale.

Their Design Language

Stone, stucco, and terra cotta become elements of a nuanced design language spoken to articulate the stories of their clients’ lives and ambitions. The complexity and individuality of those stories supersedes questions of style and taste. Far beyond dry exercises in Spanish Colonial or Mediterranean Revival, the goal is to create highly personal, one-of-a-kind homes that enrich the lives of the people who occupy them.

Handsome interior design inspiration from some of my favorite classic architects and designers of luxurious traditional homes and spaces. #traditionaldecor #interiordesign #classicdesign #classicarchitecture #homeideas #interiordesignideas #jeffreydungan #luxuryhomes

Design: Evens Architects. Evens Architects is committed to the idea that architecture inspired by classic traditions (whether Spanish, Italian, French or even Moroccan), is uniquely well suited to the climate, landscape, and culture of contemporary California. Adept at the interpretation of classical design languages, this team strives to reflect the tastes of their clients and the particulars of their locale.

Ike Kligerman Barkley

IKB is the recipient of numerous awards, including the AIA New York Chapter Award, the DDB Stars of Design Award, the ICAA Julia Morgan Award and the ICAA Stanford White Award, as well as participating in the AD100 since 1995.

In 2010, the Monacelli Press published Ike Kligerman Barkley: Houses; their second book with the publisher, The New Shingled House, debuted October 2015.

Handsome interior design inspiration from some of my favorite classic architects and designers of luxurious traditional homes and spaces. #traditionaldecor #interiordesign #classicdesign #classicarchitecture #homeideas #interiordesignideas #jeffreydungan #luxuryhomes

Thrilling architectural details.Design: Ike Kligerman Barkley. This firm collaborates with clients, craftsmen and colleagues to produce personalized living environments as well as the occasional high profile public building. In 25 years, they designed buildings across the country and around the world: a Georgian townhouse in the River Oaks neighborhood of Houston; a mountain lodge in Aspen; a loft in a repurposed butter factory in Manhattan; a vernacular white villa in Cabo San Lucas; a Romanesque building on Stanford’s campus; and a rambling, weathered shingle house in Martha’s Vineyard.

Handsome Interior Design Inspiration Details by IKB

Handsome interior design inspiration from some of my favorite classic architects and designers of luxurious traditional homes and spaces. #traditionaldecor #interiordesign #classicdesign #classicarchitecture #homeideas #interiordesignideas #jeffreydungan #luxuryhomes

Warmth and luxury in a kitchen. Design: Ike Kligerman Barkley. This firm collaborates with clients, craftsmen and colleagues to produce personalized living environments as well as the occasional high profile public building. In 25 years, they designed buildings across the country and around the world: a Georgian townhouse in the River Oaks neighborhood of Houston; a mountain lodge in Aspen; a loft in a repurposed butter factory in Manhattan; a vernacular white villa in Cabo San Lucas; a Romanesque building on Stanford’s campus; and a rambling, weathered shingle house in Martha’s Vineyard.

The New Shingled House (Monacelli Press, 2015) by Ike Kligerman Barkley.

Handsome interior design inspiration from some of my favorite classic architects and designers of luxurious traditional homes and spaces. #traditionaldecor #interiordesign #classicdesign #classicarchitecture #homeideas #interiordesignideas #jeffreydungan #luxuryhomes

So handsome! Design: Ike Kligerman Barkley. This firm collaborates with clients, craftsmen and colleagues to produce personalized living environments as well as the occasional high profile public building. In 25 years, they designed buildings across the country and around the world: a Georgian townhouse in the River Oaks neighborhood of Houston; a mountain lodge in Aspen; a loft in a repurposed butter factory in Manhattan; a vernacular white villa in Cabo San Lucas; a Romanesque building on Stanford’s campus; and a rambling, weathered shingle house in Martha’s Vineyard.

Inspiring Architectural Details

Handsome interior design inspiration from some of my favorite classic architects and designers of luxurious traditional homes and spaces. #traditionaldecor #interiordesign #classicdesign #classicarchitecture #homeideas #interiordesignideas #jeffreydungan #luxuryhomes

Handsome Interior Design Inspiration. Design: Ike Kligerman Barkley. This firm collaborates with clients, craftsmen and colleagues to produce personalized living environments as well as the occasional high profile public building. In 25 years, they designed buildings across the country and around the world: a Georgian townhouse in the River Oaks neighborhood of Houston; a mountain lodge in Aspen; a loft in a repurposed butter factory in Manhattan; a vernacular white villa in Cabo San Lucas; a Romanesque building on Stanford’s campus; and a rambling, weathered shingle house in Martha’s Vineyard.

Ike Kligerman Barkley: Houses by Ike Kligerman Barkley (Monacelli Press, 2010).

Handsome interior design inspiration from some of my favorite classic architects and designers of luxurious traditional homes and spaces. #traditionaldecor #interiordesign #classicdesign #classicarchitecture #homeideas #interiordesignideas #jeffreydungan #luxuryhomes

Design: Ike Kligerman Barkley. This firm collaborates with clients, craftsmen and colleagues to produce personalized living environments as well as the occasional high profile public building. In 25 years, they designed buildings across the country and around the world: a Georgian townhouse in the River Oaks neighborhood of Houston; a mountain lodge in Aspen; a loft in a repurposed butter factory in Manhattan; a vernacular white villa in Cabo San Lucas; a Romanesque building on Stanford’s campus; and a rambling, weathered shingle house in Martha’s Vineyard.

Custom Designs by Ike Kligerman Barkley

Handsome interior design inspiration from some of my favorite classic architects and designers of luxurious traditional homes and spaces. #traditionaldecor #interiordesign #classicdesign #classicarchitecture #homeideas #interiordesignideas #jeffreydungan #luxuryhomes

Design: Ike Kligerman Barkley. This firm collaborates with clients, craftsmen and colleagues to produce personalized living environments as well as the occasional high profile public building. In 25 years, they designed buildings across the country and around the world: a Georgian townhouse in the River Oaks neighborhood of Houston; a mountain lodge in Aspen; a loft in a repurposed butter factory in Manhattan; a vernacular white villa in Cabo San Lucas; a Romanesque building on Stanford’s campus; and a rambling, weathered shingle house in Martha’s Vineyard.

Handsome interior design inspiration from some of my favorite classic architects and designers of luxurious traditional homes and spaces. #traditionaldecor #interiordesign #classicdesign #classicarchitecture #homeideas #interiordesignideas #jeffreydungan #luxuryhomes

Design: Ike Kligerman Barkley. This firm collaborates with clients, craftsmen and colleagues to produce personalized living environments as well as the occasional high profile public building. In 25 years, they designed buildings across the country and around the world: a Georgian townhouse in the River Oaks neighborhood of Houston; a mountain lodge in Aspen; a loft in a repurposed butter factory in Manhattan; a vernacular white villa in Cabo San Lucas; a Romanesque building on Stanford’s campus; and a rambling, weathered shingle house in Martha’s Vineyard.

Old World Details

Handsome interior design inspiration from some of my favorite classic architects and designers of luxurious traditional homes and spaces. #traditionaldecor #interiordesign #classicdesign #classicarchitecture #homeideas #interiordesignideas #jeffreydungan #luxuryhomes

Design: Ike Kligerman Barkley. This firm collaborates with clients, craftsmen and colleagues to produce personalized living environments as well as the occasional high profile public building. In 25 years, they designed buildings across the country and around the world: a Georgian townhouse in the River Oaks neighborhood of Houston; a mountain lodge in Aspen; a loft in a repurposed butter factory in Manhattan; a vernacular white villa in Cabo San Lucas; a Romanesque building on Stanford’s campus; and a rambling, weathered shingle house in Martha’s Vineyard.

Patrick Sutton

Interior Designer Patrick Sutton is recognized for creating luxurious and timeless spaces. He spent his childhood touring the world at the side of his father, a travel journalist, and mother, a fashion model. From the sunsets in Kenya to the seasides of the Amalfi Coast, Sutton developed a vivid visual knowledge of the world’s most beautiful spaces. Now based in Baltimore, Sutton uses these memories to craft designs closely related to his clients and their stories.

Handsome interior design inspiration from some of my favorite classic architects and designers of luxurious traditional homes and spaces. #traditionaldecor #interiordesign #classicdesign #classicarchitecture #homeideas #interiordesignideas #jeffreydungan #luxuryhomes

A breathtaking kitchen. Photo: Roger Davies. Interior Design: Patrick Sutton. This designer is recognized for creating luxurious and timeless spaces. He spent his childhood touring the world at the side of his father, a travel journalist, and mother, a fashion model. From the sunsets in Kenya to the seasides of the Amalfi Coast, Sutton develop a vivid visual knowledge of the world’s most beautiful spaces. Now based in Baltimore, Sutton uses these memories to craft designs closely related to his clients and their stories.

Handsome interior design inspiration from some of my favorite classic architects and designers of luxurious traditional homes and spaces. #traditionaldecor #interiordesign #classicdesign #classicarchitecture #homeideas #interiordesignideas #jeffreydungan #luxuryhomes

Dark dramatic walls and classic furnishings. Photo: Roger Davies. Interior Design: Patrick Sutton. This designer is recognized for creating luxurious and timeless spaces. He spent his childhood touring the world at the side of his father, a travel journalist, and mother, a fashion model. From the sunsets in Kenya to the seasides of the Amalfi Coast, Sutton develop a vivid visual knowledge of the world’s most beautiful spaces. Now based in Baltimore, Sutton uses these memories to craft designs closely related to his clients and their stories.

Storytelling

“Like my father, I have become a storyteller of sorts. I seek out the authentic spirit that inhabits a place and weave in the hopes, dreams, and aspirations of my clients to craft a tale that it uniquely theirs. Wherein my father used the printed word to transport his readers, I use color, form, texture and design to do the same.”

-Patrick Sutton

In his first book, STORIED INTERIORS, Sutton explores the relationship between the story we all carry in our mind of what our life might look like, the spaces we live in, and lifestyle we dream of. Sutton showcases sophisticated environments of ten residences and four hotels and restaurants, including the award-winning Sagamore Pendry Baltimore Hotel.

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Patrick Sutton: Storied Interiors (Images Publishing, 2018).

Handsome interior design inspiration from some of my favorite classic architects and designers of luxurious traditional homes and spaces. #traditionaldecor #interiordesign #classicdesign #classicarchitecture #homeideas #interiordesignideas #jeffreydungan #luxuryhomes

So much cozy warmth! Photo: Roger Davies. Interior Design: Patrick Sutton. This designer is recognized for creating luxurious and timeless spaces. He spent his childhood touring the world at the side of his father, a travel journalist, and mother, a fashion model. From the sunsets in Kenya to the seasides of the Amalfi Coast, Sutton develop a vivid visual knowledge of the world’s most beautiful spaces. Now based in Baltimore, Sutton uses these memories to craft designs closely related to his clients and their stories.

Tom Stringer

The firm’s philosophy is client-centered and geographically specific, and brings decades of experience collaborating with top architects, contractors, landscapers and specialized tradespeople. Tom and his team apply a synergy of technology and creativity to shape spaces into special environments that are warm, inviting and visually engaging.

Here’s one of my favorite kitchens from the firm’s portfolio!

Handsome interior design inspiration from some of my favorite classic architects and designers of luxurious traditional homes and spaces. #traditionaldecor #interiordesign #classicdesign #classicarchitecture #homeideas #interiordesignideas #jeffreydungan #luxuryhomes

Pretty meets handsome. Design: Tom Stringer. With the same energy that inspires his own love of travel and collecting, Tom and his creative team incorporate their clients’ passions into their work, creating a relaxed glamour that is both personal and elegant.

HAVE A HANDSOME SPACE IN YOUR OWN HOME or a favorite designer who knows their way around “handsome?”

Peace to you right where you are.

~michele

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12 Comments

  1. October 10, 2018 / 3:06 am

    Very interesting. The first shot shows such a nice entry–inviting AND protected, which is so nice.
    But then I had some questions. I realize some things are just for staging, like that amazing porch with shutters that has a lamp right by the open space–doesn’t it blow over? Or get rained on? The shutters open out, so that means there’s no glass on the openings. And upholstered furniture in a space that is at least partially exposed to the elements? Great space, but on a practical level, I don’t think the décor would work. My neighbor’s cats would make a mess of that upholstery in one night.
    Similarly in the first kitchen with those jaw-dropping windows–amazing light, but it looks like the windows don’t open. I don’t think I could handle having nonoperable windows. The stove seems to be centered just below the windows, with the sink on the island. Windows for a backsplash? How do you clean those windows, so high, with all those panes and that shelf of stuff in the way? My French friends clean their windows every week. And there’s no exhaust hood for the stove, so all the steam would wreak further havoc on the windows. No exhaust hood and windows that don’t open–they must smell their fish dinners for a full week. OTOH, I guess some people have “show” kitchens that they don’t actually use and staff to clean everything.
    And lower down, there’s that indoor spit surrounded by oh-la-la marble. Gorgeous. But do they really roast something on a spit so often that they need one built in? My old oven had a spit attachment and in 10 years we never used it. This one has no visible barrier to keep grease splatters from going all over. And in the same photo, the “bar” of liqueur bottles on the counter. BY A WINDOW! So bad for the alcohol! Certainly it was just for staging. It’s all very manly, the spit, the bottles…
    You can tell I spent way too much time looking at these photos. They are beautiful, and I was immediately attracted to every single one. So I looked closely, to see what I can learn, and then I started to think about real life and …
    I love your posts and read every one.

    • michele
      Author
      October 10, 2018 / 8:06 am

      I appreciate you so much and get it – I do since my sensibilities are similar to yours. This post obviously belongs in the fantasy category (90% of the homes featured on this blog likely do!) since the spaces probably involved budgets that would blow our minds (if there was even a budget). There are rooms featured we want to emulate, and then there are fantasy spaces where we think ‘who in the world commissioned this!?’ or ‘there must not have been a budget to build this!’ The space with all of those open shutters- yes, it caused me concern about protecting the upholstery and perhaps just because I am covered with insect bites at the moment – protecting the humans too. 🙂 I get so immersed in the volume of interior design images, and my filter is such that I don’t even think about those staging details and unused appliances which are such a given now. I see craftsmanship and scale but your lens is reflecting so many important human and practical values which matter more than anything! I love your filter as you question the livability factor of these luxury spaces which very well are second/vacation homes for the beyond wealthy.Oh, friend, you’ll get some practicality with today’s post – my humble kitchen with operable windows and not a spit in sight! 🙂

      • October 10, 2018 / 3:42 pm

        I love the volumes, too. I loved every photo. But when I looked to see “how can I get some of this magic in my house” I started to notice not-practical details.
        Realist party pooper. Sigh.

        • michele
          Author
          October 10, 2018 / 4:07 pm

          Not a party pooper at all – you add so much constructive depth, and I love your lens! Truly!

  2. October 10, 2018 / 7:01 am

    awesome, love the designs shared from these architects…. which is your fav style? I feel a strong draw to so cal & napa area too, someday maybe in a retirement situation I can transplant myself. until then I am bracing for the chicago winter! big temp swing here. Peace Michelle

    • michele
      Author
      October 10, 2018 / 7:48 am

      Bracing myself! I wish I did better with the swings in weather conditions – I am actually fine with the cold temps and snow but it’s the unpredictability and jolts that kill me! My style is so much softer and French country or European country so I would not feel as at home in these handsome spaces. 🙂

  3. October 10, 2018 / 1:29 pm

    Such inspiration today Michele! Patrick Sutton’s dramatic dark-walled living room stopped me in my tracks. It has the right amount of mood and light, just perfect.
    xo
    Holly

  4. October 10, 2018 / 1:37 pm

    Some of these spaces are so beautiful and others I concur with Taste of France, the spit in the kitchen? I would get so much more use out of a pizza oven! I do love to see beautiful design because I think one can take aways something from everything!

    Have a great week Michele.

    • michele
      Author
      October 10, 2018 / 2:43 pm

      Pizza oven would be a dream! These spaces are in direct contrast with the light airy lovely I usually post – keeping it spicy and unexpected up in here! 🙂

      • michele
        Author
        October 10, 2018 / 2:45 pm

        Drama is the common thread through this lineup! 🙂

  5. October 11, 2018 / 1:35 am

    Michelle!! Thank you for posting on all of my books! I am the agent and packager for each of these architects and appreciate your reviews. Simply fantastic!
    Jill Cohen
    Jillcohenassociates.com

    • michele
      Author
      October 11, 2018 / 8:55 am

      My pleasure! Congratulations on these titles featuring exceptional works of design brilliance. Happy to point others to the architecture! 🙂

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