ADAPT AND EVOLVE
As the writer of House & Garden’s advice column, interior designer Rita Konig is known for her strong ideas about decorating, but when her own household expanded, she had to rethink her plans for her west London flat.
Having taken over part of the building next door to their Notting Hill villa, the owners reworked the layout of their house and commissioned interior designer Amanda Hornby to create bright rooms filled with statement patterns.
TWICE AS NICE
Interior designer Louise Jones’s extended home combines the charm and comfort of English country-cottage style with easy access to the centre of London.
Devising a year-round planting scheme to connect the Serpentine Sackler Gallery with Hyde Park was Arabella Lennox-Boyd’s brief for the borders of Zaha Hadid’s building.
WINGS OF CHANGE
At Carlton Towers in Yorkshire, Lord and Lady Gerald Fitzalan Howard have created a twenty-first-century estate, complete with a renovated east wing used for weddings and shooting-party guests, and a cookery school in the Victoria kitchens.
In this reconfigured St Moritz apartment with lakeside views, interior designer Kate Earle has combined contemporary elements with natural materials, resulting in a holiday hoe that has exceeded its owners’ high expectations.
For Italian architect Robert Falconi, the conversion of one wing of his childhood home in Lombardy reflects the synthesis of his aesthetic passions with his family history.
PLUS: Inside the Northampton workshop of Thomas Greenway, who is helping to preserve the sixteenth-century Italian art of pietra dura; and a combination of traditional English planting ideas and the Midwestern climate has resulted in a Chicago garden rich in colours and textures.