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

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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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The Perching Post Christmas Gift Guide

Have a browse over our mini Christmas gift guide, which includes gift ideas, a recipe from Pastry Affair, our new pop up shop Poule de Luxe and info on Barnes Late Night Shopping.

We are also offering 10% off all gifts and homeware this month, just type: XMASSHOP in the discount section at the checkout.  Have a fab week!

www.theperchingpost.co.uk

The Perching Post Christmas Gift Guide

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- My house…

As I keep posting up gorgeous images of other people’s beautiful rooms on my interior of the week, I thought I’d give you a glimpse into my tidy, well thought out house.

Here is my beautiful spacious dining room, with a lovely french polished dining table, seats 6…..
Beautiful spacious dining room
and here is my not so tidy workshop that’s ready for the photographer, I think I may need some help, brilliant….

My tidy, I mean, not so tidy studioWhat do you think? Any recommendations?