New Elegance #9

Dramatic flourishes reboot this period home so it now enjoys an individual mix of vibrant hues, powerful wallpapers and bespoke craftsmanship

Get the look: The Classic Dome range hood kitchen extractor is by Vogler Metalwork & Design, as is the bespoke brass sink. This is the range cooker by Lacanche. These are Autoban 249T Butterfly bar stools by De La Espada. The brass 1030 kitchen mixer tap is by Barber Wilsons & Co.


A four-storey 19th-century townhouse in Brookline, a suburb of Boston, USA. The ground floor has a large hall, living room, kitchen, dining room and WC. The lower-ground floor comprises a family room, play area, gym, mud/flower room, utility room, bathroom and patio. On the first floor is the main en-suite bedroom, plus another en-suite bedroom, a study and laundry room. The top floor has two further bedrooms and a bathroom.

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The gaze-grabbing extractor hood (pictured above) took its cue from the Lacanche range cooker and was hand-forged in Ohio. The brass handles are not your average off-the-peg variety, but a bespoke version, fine-tuned to suit the kitchen of this Boston home.


On the ground floor, a study was transformed into a bright, companionable dining space. It strikes an elegant but informal note, thanks to a Palm Springs palette and rosewood dining table.

Get the look: The Channels wallpaper is by Kelly Wearstler. These are Beetle dining chairs by Gubi. This is the Caboche pendant for Foscarini.


The living room feels contemporary, with a scattering of gilded frames glowing against gloss-blue shelves and a sprawling sofa, which accommodates 10 without overwhelming the space.

Get the look: For a similar mid-century chair, try Dagmar. The Sputnik chandelier is by Jonathan Adler.

This home feels welcoming and punchy, particularly in the spring when sunlight throws slanting shadows across knotty floors. Restored panelling sits comfortably with ocean-blue hues and fronded wallpapers in a setting reconfigured to meet the needs of a modern family.

Get the look: This is the Da Bomb sectional sofa by Dune NY. The Bermuda footstool is by BoConcept. The Sputnik chandelier is by Jonathan Adler. These are Pastorius wall lights by Delightfull.


In this once drab basement, neutrals were ditched for a floral wallpaper and hexagonal flooring resulting in a bright family space.

Get the look: This is Merian Palm wallpaper by Timorous Beasties. Try Alexander & Pearl for a similar pendant light. Waterworks sells floor tiles like these. The chair is vintage – The Dormy House sells something similar.


Inherited and bespoke pieces combine with a mirror left by the previous owners, which was repainted a more dashing colour.

Get the look: The blinds are made from Pleasure Gardens linen in Frost Flower by Romo. The rug is from ABC Carpet & Home.


The house is full of resourceful tricks. There’s an Ikea cabinet in the utility room, upscaled with a reclaimed marble top, which sits next to the hefty sink, lugged back from a salvage shop.

Get the look: These are Ortiga tiles by Katie Deedy from Grow House Grow. For a similar salvaged sink, try Lassco.


A former cupboard on the ground floor has become a chic WC, where hand-printed wallpaper sits with bespoke lighting.

Victoriana gets a look in too, with crinolined ladies parading across the wall courtesy of a paper by Katie Deedy.

Get the look: The walls are covered in Ms Ward wallpaper by Katie Deedy from Grow House Grow. The Tour sconce is by Atelier de Troupe. For a similar mirror, try Robin Muir Antiques.

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Photography ⁄ Sean Litchfield 

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