Interior of the Week (and Holiday Home Envy) – Villa Kalos

I don’t know about you but I’ve been day dreaming about the sun ALL month. Since this is going to be staying a dream for quite sometime, I got researching my dream holiday home and I stumbled across Villa Kalos in Greece and turned green with envy! Take a look at this….

 

It’s in the perfect location overlooking the stunning countryside of Lahos in Ithaka.  The owners, Gerda Genis and Robbert Koene, have beautifully decorated and restored what was once a ruin and now let it out over the summer!  It has four bedrooms, all of which have a en suite and a large swimming pool to cool off.  Have a look at their website, I imagine it get’s snapped up pretty quick so get booking!

Source from est magazine and Villa Kalos

Photography by Robbert Koene

Interior of the Week- Retrouvius

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A beautiful Country Farmhouse redesigned by London based design practice Retrouvius. You’ll find many of their design projects on the front covers of home and decoration magazines. They also have a fabulous warehouse full of reclaimed materials and furniture, definitely worth a look!

Images from Retrouvius.

 

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Before and After: Edwardian Elbow Rest Library Chair

Project 9: Edwardian Elbow Rest Library Chair.

I bought this whilst on a weekend trip to Devon. I haven’t seen anything quite like it, it’s very low sitting and the back goes back so you could just drift off to sleep by the fire…

Edwardian Elbow Rest Chair

It needed a bit of a clean up and I couldn’t wait to get searching for new fabrics for the upholstery! I actually surprised myself because I picked out a rather glitzy fabric from Harlequin.

Usually I tend to go for the more earthy colours, leaning towards the scandinavian style but for some reason I couldn’t quite find what I was looking for until I saw this beautiful fabric from Harlequin and thought you know what, why not try something different eh? So I enlisted a local upholsterer and here is the final product. LOVE IT!

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You can now buy this item on our online shop! www.theperchingpost.co.uk

Farrow and Ball, Purple Carrot and Hunted and Stuffed…

Purple Carrot, a local community project based in Barnes, upcycles furniture that would otherwise go to landfill. Not only do they do this but they employ local people who are out of work or living on the margin. It’s a wonderful project and they teamed up with Farrow and Ball in Richmond to upcycle some beautiful items in the new F&B colours.

As with  ‘A Colourful Adventure‘ a delightful little book by Farrow and Ball, which follows the journey of neglected furniture into magnificent beauties, here is Purple Carrot’s furniture journey:

Founder of Hunted and Stuffed, Ellie Laycock, and author of ‘Creating The Vintage Look‘ also got involved and was able to give them some upcycling design ideas including the leather drawer straps- what an awesome idea!

To support this project we are showcasing all of these items in our shop and online under Pop Up Shop! Get in quick-  these pieces will go fast!

Follow Purple Carrot on Facebook.

Hunted and Stuffed Website and Twitter.

The Perching Post is on Twitter and Pinterest too!

New Autumn Collection

Well firstly I must apologise for my silence, it’s been extremely hectic what with working on our new collection, working with a community project (more on that in the next post), another very exciting idea which I’m bursting to tell you about but I have to keep under wraps for now and lastly, getting ready for christmas!

As for the new collection, it’s mostly up on the website for you to browse and buy.  It’s a collection of furniture items I’ve found; some new, some old and some made to order, more homewares and accessories. They’ll be a few more items to add later but if I say so myself, I think it’s looking pretty good…..

 

All of the images were taken by Yeshen Venema in The Old Bakehouse Studios of Art , Barnes.

Interior of the Week

Jeroen Van Der SpekLoving the inky colour on the walls. Love the plate artwork on the wall. Love the wall. Love the desk, chair and lamp. Love it all!

Photograph taken by photographer Jeroen Van Der Spek.

 

P.S. We’re having problems with our website at the moment. Will hopefully have it sorted by the end of the day.