A Charming Studio Filled With Vintage Finds

Last night I fell down the Instagram rabbit hole (you know, the one where you disappear for the best part of an hour...) - which eventually landed me in the Hudson Valley, Upstate New York. Unit One, in the Hudson Valley to be precise. Unit One might not sound like the most glam name, but the pictures of this rental property speak for themselves. Designed by Zio and Sons as part of the This Old Hudson portfolio, Unit One is in a 100 year old property and serves as a creative place for photography and film for the likes of Vogue, Condé Nast Traveller and Anthropologie. Laid out over two floors, the apartment is a perfect balance of whites, greys and weather tones and filled with charming vintage finds. Forget the shoot, I think I might just check myself in.... I wonder if that's possible. Ready for the tour? 

Isn't it charming?

In my mind, I've already run a deep bubble bath and soaking in the tub with a glass of prosecco! Oh, and it's Friday.

Could you imagine rocking about here for a long weekend too?

This Old Hudson also rents out other properties in the same building for photoshoots - and offers residences for long term rent too - say what, now?! You can find out more on their instagram here.

I had the fortune of visiting the Hudson Valley to photograph two homes for my first book Modern Pastoral (which is set be re-released in march 2020 with the prettiest jacket!) and also to film the greenhouse make-over with Emily Henderson few years back and absolutely fell in love with the region. Here are a few other homes from the area I think you'll love:

The beautiful nature inspired home of a ceramicist 
A light-filled converted barn in Upstate New York
A calm white house in the catskill mountains

Perhaps you've also got some great home tour tips from the area? If so, please drop share away below!


Photography credits: 1. Martyn Thompson 2 & 3 Zio & Sons Creative 4 William Geddes 5 Dane Tashima 6 Fran Parente 7 & 8 Martyn Thompson 9 John Bessler courtesy of This Old Hudson with thanks

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Old Meets New in a Magnificent 18th Century House

Do you dream of moving to the countryside? Or perhaps you already lead a rural life? I often fantasise about exchanging our townhouse for a rambling country home. I have a vision of muddy walks, rosy cheeked roasts in country pubs and long breakfasts with tea, jam and toast (do you get the sense I'm getting carried away?! Tell me country friends is it like this, tell me it is?!). This is probably why I came over all giddy when I stumbled across Yeabridge house in Somerset, South West England in the photography portfolio of Benjamin Edwards. Dating back to the 18th century, Yeabridge house is blessed with high ceilings, open fires and a winding staircase which leads up to a galleried landing and eight bedrooms. The house is owned by Mark Homewood who has created a fascinating, eclectic home where beautiful vintage and antique finds sit beside eye-catching contemporary design pieces. All in all, one fabulous house! Enjoy the tour!

Photography: Benjamin Edwards / Home-owner Mark Homewood.

Isn't this space wonderful? Could you imagine living here?!

Just in case we're not ready to up sticks or a country pile is slightly out of our reach (right now at least), we can still steal a few ideas.....

Here's my pick: kitchen - this mobile is similar, vintage chopping boards. workspace - vintage metal chairs. sitting room 1 - Yellow eames chair. sitting room 2 - Beni ourain rug, rattan chair. Combine an IKEA sofa with BEMZ urban loose fit cover for a similar look, Knoll Plantner coffee table. Zuo table. Bedroom - I like this sunburst mirror.

I love the way this home has been captured by Benjamin Edwards. I've been a big fan of his interior photography since receiving a copy of the beautiful book: Urban Pioneer: Interiors inspired by industrial design. There are so many beautiful homes in his portfolio too - take a peek here.

Oh and Yeabridge house is available for photo shoots (oh yasss!). For more information contact:

Have a lovely day!

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