We had the pleasure of photographing Nell's beautifully renovated red-brick Victorian terraced house in Harringey on a sunny day earlier this year. The warm wood, lovingly restored features and beautiful collection of carefully sourced antiques really took us back in time. Nell hasn't given in to the need to make the space feel bigger by using whites and minimal, contemporary furniture. She has stayed true to the house's original design and build, using colours and furniture that speak of decades past. Nell is food editor at the Guardian, and has a love of interiors, she lives with her partner Will and their daughter Betsy.
Jemima Garthwaite, social media expert and founder and director of creative agency This Here http://thishe.re, lives in a Victorian terrace in Hackney, East London. Jemima commissioned friend and architect Tom Kaneko to design an ambitious extension transforming the narrow terrace into a light and open space to enjoy cooking, relaxing and entertaining friends. Constructed from Norwegian Spruce, the horizontal timber boards and exposed rafters create a striking contrast with the traditional design of the house. The predominantly glass back wall brings light into the space and the natural textures and warmth of the wood both inside and out links the house seamlessly with the garden. These photographs have been published in 25 Beautiful Homes and The North London Journal.
On a recent trip to Copenhagen we stumbled upon Frama, an interiors store and design studio housed in a beautiful 19th century apothecary in Nyboder, central Copenhagen. Many of the original features have been kept, including the wooden medicine cabinets and ornate ceiling. The space has been thoughtfully curated but has a rustic and effortless charm. A number of secluded rooms come off what would have been the main pharmacy and are decorated in dark, natural tones and styled minimally with Frama’s stools, lamps, plates and candle holders. Frama describe their work as a dialogue between two opposite poles; a 'classical and contemporary approach – between digital and analogue production.’ They make furniture, lighting, apothecary, books, apparel and kitchens - a diverse range of products but with a common focus on ‘natural materials, simple geometry and a general appreciation of permanency’.
Artist Stuart Pearson Wright and musician Polly Wright moved from Hackney in East London to rural Suffolk with their son Wulfred. Their new country pile is part barn conversion, part national trust listed castle. The ancient ivy clad walls of the castle make for an imposing and dramatic backdrop to their artists hideaway. Pearson Wright is probably best known for his portrait of Prince Phillip, John Hurt in the NPG and his collaboration with Keira Knightly, but his favourite subject is his wife Polly, who features in various guises in portraits throughout their home. The house is filled with unusual and eclectic furniture and objects. In the grounds there is a beautiful but decaying potting shed, a gypsy caravan and large studio from where Stuart works.