I arrived home last night to find a new magazine waiting for me, what joy! I love that, having a new mag waiting for me in the letter box, rather than hunting down a copy, or in this case wedged between the grill on my security door.
Home Journal is a local Hong Kong magazine which I look forward to each month. Its not my favorite, but it does feature local and overseas homes and has great sections on shopping and sourcing products locally which has been very helpful for me.
So the cover feature this month was of the London home of a designer Binny Hudson (I'd never heard of her). I asolutely love the photo of her studio with the huge light filled doors and skylight window. She has great taste, the house is furnished in a mix of styles, mainly 'old stuff' and antiques. The colour scheme is very monochromatic, which doesn't always appeal to me, but I think it works in this case. It has an industrial, provincial, english country look going on that I think is a great blend. Here are some of the images from the magazine..
The living room is a mix of vintage finds, ethnic treasures and family heirlooms.
The Studio, I LOVE this room. I would kill for a space like this at the moment, a great desk and chair with a view of greenery (Almost an impossibility in Hong Kong).
On the right is Binny's husband's study - love those biedermeier chairs. Left is an ingenious way of using an old towel radiator - they've added glass shelves for a cute little display.
The kitchen has a vaulted ceiling and white varnished floors. Very serene. Love it!