Mister modern apartment. With his clean lines and straight walls it should all be plain sailing to make him look fine. But with the minimal detailing and hard edges of a new building comes the challenge of feeling cold and unloved. The furniture and furnishings we chose had to both match the modern and slightly soften.What makes this a ‘fine’ home is the scale created by large open spaces, high vaulted ceilings and outlooks beyond – in both directions. The job of what’s inside these beautiful spaces is to live up to, and not be swallowed up by, the impressive surroundings.
Little miss cottage-villa is big on heart and humble on space. To make this girl sing we had to think really hard about each piece of furniture – where it was placed and its purpose. What makes this a ‘fine’ home is her original character and craftsmanship and that each item inside this house has been chosen because it too has been beautifully crafted or has significant meaning to the owners. This ‘fine’ home tells a story, from the foundations to the trinkets.
Our third house is a bungalow beauty who transports you from the street to a retreat. It’s the whole package that makes this a ‘fine’ home. Starting with the outlook – perched above palm trees and pools – and the location, literally a hop, skip, jump from the beach. This house was renovated into a ‘fine’ home with meticulous eye for detail and interest. Each surface decision has been made on its own merits. The current owners, with our help, have added their own layer of beauty to complete the whole. Art, furniture, objects – and their placement – elevate this home from really nice to ‘super fine’.