rooms with music : london calling

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If there would be one place I could pick up and move in without changing a single thing, it just might be the home of Ochre owners, Harriet Maxwell Macdonald and Andrew Corrie. It’s a perfect blend of old and new, warm and cool, light and dark, feminine & masculine, modern and traditional and has so much natural light. I could keep up the compare and contrasts but I’ll stop with that. It doesn’t hurt that the loft is smack in the middle of the SoHo neighborhood in NYC either. And, the chandelier, it alone has me envious. Along with the perfectly proportioned heavy tufted sofa paired next to the skeletal Hans Wegner Wishbone Chairs. Did I mention 3 children also live here? It’s true, I read the entire article, although I’m not sure where they hide everything (and everyone). It’s not that the house doesn’t look kid friendly, I just don’t see a kid related thing, not even a solitary crayon drawing. Someone runs a tight ship.

Since both Macdonald and Corrie are from London now living in Manhattan, a mix from across the pond seemed fitting for their New York apartment. While I’m dreaming of moving in, I might as well tell you I would play this mix while cooking up a big feast in that amazing kitchen. (I love that the shelves are open for easy access). I think this couple actually uses their kitchen, which I like. It bugs me when people have these elaborate and expensive kitchens that never get used. But again, that’s speculation. Enjoy the mix, it’s definitely a blend of old and new. Kinda like the home.

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  1. Silver Line – The Bees
  2. Tip of Your Tongue – Porcelain Raft
  3. Holiday – The Kinks
  4. Reckoner – Radiohead
  5. Thieves In The Night – Hot Chip
  6. Love Will Tear Us Apart – Joy Division
  7. The Shining – Badly Drawn Boy
  8. The River – Brian Eno & David Byrne
  9. Sweet Virginia – The Rolling Stones

Photos: Elle Decor November 2010 by William Waldron and Eric Slayton.

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8 Responses to “rooms with music : london calling”

  1. Gina December 8, 2010 at 12:52 pm #

    I think they hid all of the kid’s stuff. I love this place.

  2. lizzie [love your way] December 8, 2010 at 4:45 pm #

    beautiful inspiration…i LOVE the playlist…great post!

  3. allison {live love small} December 17, 2010 at 10:24 am #

    ok..that chandelier is gorgeous and so are the rest of the rooms!

  4. Marisa December 22, 2010 at 5:24 pm #

    What a stunning apartment! So much gorgeous natural light. I’m loving this mix, too!

  5. Leigha January 14, 2011 at 10:12 am #

    Love at first sight. Seriously.


  6. pam robinson January 17, 2011 at 1:50 pm #

    this is stunning… my heart is pounding… xx pam

  7. kimberly schlener December 26, 2012 at 7:44 pm #

    I love the chesterfield sofa and have been looking for one. Do you know the manufacture? Beautiful home!
    Thank you,

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