What do you get when you mix friendship with a free spirit, a Brit and an empathetic designer? You get perfectly styled rooms infused with bohemian prints, and a relaxed tailored aesthetic worthy of the finest British manor.
I jokingly call my friend’s new home – a manor – but they insist it’s a modern rustic cottage. I live in the city, so I’m used to smaller spaces. When I walked into this open, spacious and gleaming new home, I knew we had a story on our hands.
Lissa and Quentin met designer Tammy Skjenna when she staged their previous home. It sold fast and the three fell into an easy friendship and creative collaboration they didn’t want to end. They designed this new home together and have more projects on the go.
Can we please delight in the brass details, rustic wood and perfectly styled shelves? Thank you.
Could this mouse house, created by the Lissa’s niece, be any cuter?
Once the fire is going and the wine is poured, you have to rip me away from this luscious couch.
And the plants. So good.
The chairs. The wallpaper. The art. This room elevates any meal, including takeout, into a feast.
Lissa painted her son’s portrait with him when he was four.
Lissa gets a room of her own.
Quentin and Lissa say this is their favorite room in the house. It was the first room that was decorated after the move, so it was their oasis away from all the boxes. It’s inspired by Australia, where the two met and fell in love.
Designer: Oxford Street Design
Photographer: Annabelle Agnew
Thank you to my dear friends Lissa and Quentin for opening your doors and letting us in. And to Annabelle for capturing this special place. xx