I feel like there are two types of interior designers; the first are those that are hired for their very specific aesthetic, and when you see a room you immediately know who the genius was behind it (think Kelly Wearstler, Kathryn Ireland, Jonathan Adler, and Amber Interiors). The second are those who know how to create pretty spaces and are comfortable incorporating their client's own style into their work (Nate Berkus, Studio McGee, Jeffrey Alan Marks and Emily Henderson come to mind). When it comes to client work, I am most definitely in the latter category. I have a few big projects that are being published this fall / winter (both of which immediately share with you!) and while they showcase my general aesthetic (clean designs with a slight boho slant), they could not be more different from each other nor could they be more different than my own home! (One is actually completely done in neutrals at my clients request which was so fun but so far out of my comfort zone!)
The thing that I've realized is that when it comes to client work, I can think outside of my usual navy, wood, patterned tiled, leather filled, white walled, black accented design choices. But, if I've learned anything from our Costa build it's just that I really want my spaces to have these elements and when I try to stray from them (even a little) I eventually come back because the bottom line is that I just want to live in a world that resembles our home in Cambridge. My personal style- I know it and I never want to stray from it! Never.
This is why I was OVER THE MOON when I randomly stumbled upon this Byon Bay residence designed by Alida and Miller. This house reminds me so much of my own home and is exactly what I would want our space to look like if we had more money, more space and more antiques (oh you know, just the little things ;)).
I almost can't even put into into words my love for this entire home. The incredible patterned kitchen and that beautiful living area with the sea of navy, black and leather. Those genius glass doors that generously divide the room allowing for a library. The dark walls in the bedroom and the bold wallpaper / tile in the bathroom. It's almost all too much for me to handle- this is truly the house of my dreams!
Now, would I suggest this for a client? Probably not. Sure elements of it, but the entire thing? I don't think so. Would I want to live in this space? Clearly the question is when can I move in and seeing this house makes me actually want to go home and move a few things around in my own home. I feel like I have many of the same elements but I'm always afraid to mix things up a little. I love how layered this house is but that it doesn't really feel cluttered. I am getting so much personal inspiration from this house which is why it is the perfect one to add to my growing THAT House! Collection! Xx