Nestled amidst a neighbourhood of vibrant markets, apartments and commercial buildings, is an urban oasis that’s a world removed from the outside hustle and bustle. Home to a couple and their pooch that lead a busy social lifestyle, the home’s interiors are designed to reflect calm and liveable sophistication. Beyond its unassuming façade, occupants are transported from a lively metropolis to a place where classical European design meets contemporary living which circulates around a central courtyard that can be viewed from the public zones along the ground and first floor.

Originally built in 2009 the Georgian style town residence with its symmetry and generous proportions was in need of a rigorous update and lent it self to being the perfect foundation to create a transcontinental home layered with ubiquitous Italian, Parisian and Turkish references which establish the character of the home.

Stylesmiths Patricia Davila and David Puckering collaborated on this project and found that challenging each other and sharing complementary strengths made for an object lesson in finesse and good editing. Their holistic approach encompassed the entire house, seeking elements that offered a sense of cohesion, such as silk custom-made curtains and linen sheer fabrics that now dress every window, allowing the smaller details to distinguish each room’s character. The Stylesmiths™ deft touch combined quality with comfort in a way that welcomes the grandchildren and any social setting with its touches of glamour and ambience.

Photography : Nicole England

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Anastasia is the lead author of She has studied English Literature and Psychology in the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens as well as Interior Design & Architecture in AKTO College. She works in the field of Higher Education and has a special passion for cozy interiors.

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