Here’s what we’re loving from around the web this week…
Tour the Home of an Esteemed English Interior Designer
She may have decorated the homes of the Beckhams (David and Victoria, that is) and other A-listers, but interior designer Rose Uniacke is most known and revered for her deep knowledge and passion for historical design. Vogue takes us inside the resplendent home of the antiques-dealer-turned-interior-designer, and what a sight it is to behold. Featuring a Gerhard Richter painting, 17th-century Sicilian tapestries, and furniture designed by her own hand (plus a very adorable pup named Errol), her London town house demonstrates curation at its very best.
Inside the World of a Designing Husband-and-Wife Duo
Husband-and-wife duo Caroline and Michael Ventura have turned their shop, Calliope, into one of New York’s must-visit design destinations. Located in Manhattan’s charming West Village neighborhood, the store boasts a range of lighting, furnishings, and unique pieces by artists from all over the globe—an effortless, eclectic space that’s a true pleasure to peruse. Here, get a closer peek into their storefront and home, both housed in the same building, and start planning your visit.
Read Up on a Hot Kitchen Trend
We’ll always love the elegant look of a marble kitchen counter, but we’re currently crushing hard on wood butcher blocks as an alternative. It’s a more casual (but still perfectly polished!) look that works with any number of kitchen details, be it a clean apron sink, deep gray cabinets, or chic open shelving.
Decorate with Butterflies
Have you ever seen such a beautiful display of insects? We’re downright in love with designer Fran Hickman’s treatment of a London private club’s restaurant walls, a collection of butterfly images pulled from a book and inspired by the home of Italian architect Carlo Mollino. She strikes a perfect balance in the space, using rich and welcoming furnishings to prevent the butterflies from feeling cold and museumlike. This is a bug collection we can get behind.
DIY a New Coffee Table
Fans of midcentury design: This project is for you. The clever folks behind the Yellow Brick Home blog have dreamed up a five-step DIY so that you can create your very own hairpin-leg coffee table. We love the small-space-friendly round wood top they used, but you can make yours with whatever shape and size fits your space. We’re ready to break out our screwdriver!