LIVING WITH GREAT STYLE- Sills and Huniford

there are those homes that you never forget- every detail is precise, every element is note worthy, the combination of all equals a home with it all-  a home with great style!

you can’t buy style, i believe you either have it or you don’t. in this case the home with limit-less style is that of mega designers stephen sills and james huniford. i actually don’t know the exact story but sills and huniford were the it design team of the late 80’s and 90’s. since then they have broken up and started their own individual design firms- both brilliant, both talented- both with loads of style!

this home is in stark contrast to yesterday’s home of bunny williams and john rosselli, however, both are country houses and weekend retreats that were renovated to become personal reflections of the individual designer’s tastes, needs and style! different aesthetics, visions and formulas, but the same objective of turning a house into a home!

to create a home you have to analyze your style and determine what you love. in this case sills and huniford love order, function, light-filled rooms, monochromatic color schemes and spareness. their selections are breathtaking- the artful arrangement of museum worthy furnishings is unique, unexpected, simply refined- in this case, style defined!

all photographs are from sils and huniford’s book dwellings- living with great style. enjoy!

A HOME WITH GREAT STYLE

THE ENTRY WAY- PAINTING BY AGNES MARTIN

THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE ENTRY STANDS A LOUIS XVI NEOCLASSICAL OAK CABINET

THE LIVING ROOM- I LOVE THE STONE FLOORS, THE DETAILED wood WALLS AND THE COVED CEILING- lot’s of style!

AGAINST THE PALE BACKGROUND OF The LIVING ROOM, FURNITURE PIECES STANDOUT LIKE SCULPTURE!

so much style- SO MUCH TO LOVE!

DETAILS, BEAUTY AND STYLE!

YOU ARE WELCOMED WITH 17-TH CENTURY MARBLE COLUMNS FROM CAIRO AS YOU ENTER The LIVING ROOM FROM The LIBRARY

THE LIBRARY- BEYOND CHIC!

A TABLESCAPE IN THE LIBRARY

IN THE LIBRARY A SMALL WRITING TABLE, A DIRECTOIRE MAHOGANY CHAIR AND AN ENGLISH FIREMAN’S LADDER FROM THE 19TH CENTURY IS USED TO REACH THE SHELVES

THE SMALL DINING ROOM- THE TABLE AND CHAIRS ARE LOUIS XVI AND THE CHANDELIER IS BY GIACOMETTI

THE GUEST COTTAGE

THE MAIN ROOM OF THE GUEST COTTAGE WAS DESIGNED FOR MAXIMUM FLEXIBILITY AND WAS USED FOR LARGE DINNER PARTIES AND ENTERTAINING

the artful arrangement of furnishings in guest house is unique, unexpected, special- very refined!

I LOVE THE GILDED CANOPY BED FLOATING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROOM IN GUEST HOUSE- LOT’S OF STYLE!

breathtaking! style defined!

sils and huniford- teaching us how to live with great style!

 

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