Hello y’all, and welcome to the month of August! Holy crap, where did this year go? It’s madness! I just spent another absolutely beautiful weekend in the country with the family, so it feel quite appropriate to kick off the week with this post.

Situated on the edge of an isolated farm in rural Norfolk in England, this house was built within the ruins of a 19th century stable block. It was designed by David Kohn Architects for London gallerist Stuart Shave, and features a beautifully edited palette of materials such as painted brick walls, concrete floors, profiled metal roof, steel-frame glazing and oak wall cladding. I am in love with a sense of balance achieved in this interior – clean lines, pure geometry and perfect proportions offset against the rough texture of brick walls and timber panelling. The choice of furniture, fittings and accessories complement and soften the rigour of architectural form (how about that super clean ceiling!) providing just the right amount of character without taking centre stage. It is really peculiar that this space doesn’t feature a single piece of art, considering it belongs to an art dealer. Interesting. Perhaps it’s similar to (most) fashion people only ever wearing black.

Those of you who read the brilliant Inside Out magazine will probably notice that this house graced the cover of it’s 2011 Annual Renovating & Decorating Guide.


[Discovered via Desire to Inspire. Images via David Kohn Architects and Desire to Inspire.]

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Dana Tomić Hughes
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Dana is an award-winning interior designer living in Sydney, Australia. With an unhealthy passion for design, Dana commits to an abnormal amount of daily design research. Regular travel and attendance at premier design events, enables Dana to stay at the forefront of the design world globally. While she is super serious about design, Dana never takes herself - nor design - too seriously. Together with her life and business partner, Nick Hughes, Dana is Boss Lady at Studio Yellowtrace, specialising in Interior Design, Creative Direction and Special Projects. The studio takes a highly conceptual and holistic approach to translating brands & ideas into places.

6 Responses

  1. Chin

    Noted. Will add this house to my list of dream houses. A simple house with a nice amount of soul.
    Ps. How’s about those pom poms! Gimme gimme.

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  2. Alex

    What an amazing spot, I love the contemporary feel of this place but with such an edge!
    That bathroom is exceptional… and the colour choices, I just adore that green.

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