This country home in Hampshire, England, was built from chalk in 1904, and it was used as a boarding school for decades. The homeowners didn’t want a straightforward renovation, so Robert Couturier updated the space — which still has the original plasterwork ceiling — with contemporary furniture, art and objects to give the home a dynamic tension.
The dining room of Pierre Yovanovitch’s 17th-century château in Provence boasts a fanciful Paavo Tynell lighting fixture and a portrait by Stephan Balkenhol.
“The coffered ceiling makes the room feel like a formal space for entertaining,” says Alexandra Loew of this dining room she designed in a Dutch farmhouse on New York’s Long Island. “The diamonds run on the bias, making them dynamic, which is echoed in the elegant splay of the saber leg on the T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings table from Converso. The room was treated with strie and plaster applications by our specialty painter, Louise Crandall of Serpentine Studio.”