I'm a city guy.
The more condensed and bustling the better. Finding places to carve out some refuge in a big metropolis is always welcome, but the feeling of being amongst the organized chaos calms me and makes me feel like I blend in. Or can be invisible. I like that.
Now, if I was going to ever think of going away to the country...this would be my dream.
photos: simon brown
This home is filled with all kinds of design geek love. It's like Granny-Chic and I mean that in the best possible way. Nothing is fussy or trying too hard. Trends aren't fighting for attention and the furniture looks worn, comfortable without being bubbly. I also love how color and pattern mix in the most casual way. It all works, even the stuff that may not be exactly my aesthetic...partly because it feels authentic.
Plus, you can see people in these rooms. Folks enjoying themselves. Eating. Laughing. Drinking. Reading. Telling stories.
The garden and the doggies help the feeling along as well. You can view more of it HERE at House & Garden.