Country or city, acres or square feet, these outdoor areas are expertly appointed and incredibly inspiring by Colleen Egan 

At an 18th-century chateau in Cabrières-d’Aigues, France, restored by Northwick Design, the sprawling grounds include mature shade trees and outbuildings that date back to the 16th century, and the property leads into a national park. This fountain-side sitting area is accented by lavender plants.

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Curves might just be the remedy to a lackluster living room by Julia Millay Walsh

In 1970, when Vladimir Kagan, now considered a pioneer of modern furniture design, released his Serpentine sofa, he revolutionized furniture and ushered in a new era of round. The long, low, sinuous design eschewed all things square, straight and ordinary. Suddenly, furniture was sexy again.

Kagan passed away in 2016, and now amid a fervor for all things ’70s (think: Stilnovo lightingchrome shelvingMilo Baughman chairs), the anti-rectangular sofa is having a renaissance.

The traffic-stopping seating is appearing in interiors from Los Angeles to Paris and everywhere in between, and we’re not angry about it. 

Catherine Connolly at Northwick Design found this sculptural vintage Giò Ponti sofa at auction and decided to incorporate it into this stately West London living room “The room lends itself to the unusual shape as it permits movement and flow onto the beautiful terrace through any of the three French windows behind,” Connolly says. It looks luxurious for lounging on as well!

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Northwick Design had the privilidge of working for the artistic director of Swarovski to create this stunning family home in the countryside outside London.

Northwick Design have been recently been selected by 1stdibs as one of their distinctive design firms.

Living Etc 

'Space is really valuable in London, so it's important that every area is used.' Says interior designer at Chelsea-based Northwick Design.

'In this house, the architects MBA had proposed a separate cellar, but we wanted to incorporate the elegant look of the wine more fully into the interior. By using clever lighting and sliding glass doors, we were able to create an interesting space that leads you through to the rest of the house.' 

House & Garden 

Effortlessly stylish and sensitive to her clients’ needs, Cathy Connolly has been transforming private houses for three decades. She decorates with a light touch, mixing natural materials and a soft, considered palette. ‘Colour and texture are important,’ she says. ‘A house should flow, with a link connecting the rooms.’

‘Nothing should match totally and nothing should be so precious that you don’t feel happy using it.’

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