Name: Brett Leigh
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Size: 800 square feet
Years lived in: Rented 6 months
I drove up to an old factory in an industrial part of town, just outside of Providence, Rhode Island. This is the kind of building that’s been re-purposed and converted into loft-style apartments, so I figured I could expect some creativity. But there was nothing that could have prepared me for the magic that is Brett Leigh’s home.
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Every once in a while, I get to visit a truly grande home in which every piece is obviously there on purpose, nothing is cobbled together, and there are no placeholders. I love these homes—especially because I love their residents—and have tried to find ways to incorporate what makes them work into my own decidedly more humble abodes. Here are five ways to fake fanciness, without looking cheap.
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Walker Bushe Architects designed this remodel to a Victorian home in Brondesbury, North London. An adjoining site was incorporated into the design of this addition, bringing this corner plot home to 236 square meters, double its original volume.
The design between the old and the new is demarcated by a dark grey rendered panel; this also serves as the new entrance to both old and new wings of the building. The new wing, which was built on the land which previously held the home’s stables, adds a spacious open plan living room, dining room, and kitchen. A private back terrace is accessible just outside these rooms, paved in limestone.
The dining area opens with views to both the front and back gardens, while a skylight illuminates the kitchen island during the day. A Timber slatted screen was added onto the front glazing, giving the corner lot extra privacy. Throughout the home, oak flooring features underfloor heating, keeping the house cozy and comfortable even with the additional volume, while a wood burning fireplace adds atmosphere and comfort.
The back garden features a workshop and studio space, complete with green sedum roof covering.
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What’s your style story? Where did it come from, how did it evolve, and what does it mean to you now? Whether we’re talking about your favorite armchair or your favorite pair of jeans, great style reveals and can help express who you are. Today we ask one of our favorites from the closet tour video series, Satoe Kawashima, where her style inspiration started, and how she uses it in her life now.
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