De Sousa wanted to emphasize natural materials in his home, and used a combination of walnut, Brazilian mahogany, stacked slate, and Calacatta marble throughout. The contrast between wood, glass and stone creates an artful and visually satisfying look.
Beautiful house in London... When I first saw these pictures I thought oh my goodness, this is very almost how I envisage my eventual London house to be. This architects home is a fine example of my favourite Dinesen floors in a quintessential English period property. The furniture is beautiful and the detailing is just right. Perfect.
Rows of apple trees lead to the entrance of Easton Neston, Northamptonshire, the 1702 masterpiece by Nicholas Hawksmoor (1661-1736), an ingenious, inventive architect who also had a hand in Blenheim Palace and Castle Howard. From its stone lions marching along the roofline to its wildly attenuated windows, the ashlar building represents the domestic high point of the English Baroque, a flamboyant style that flowered briefly before Palladian stateliness became prominent.
William Morris Founder of the Arts and Craft movement. One of the most influential designers of the 19th century "Have nothing in your homes that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful."