Located on the top floor of a Victorian school conversion, Cassandra Ellis’s split-level apartment is up for sale (a bit of context: we’ve admired it before in our post Simple, Useful, Beautiful: A New Line of Furniture from Cassandra Ellis). The interiors are done up in a pleasing mix of midcentury classics (sculptural lanterns from the Noguchi Akari line, modern sconces from Artemide) and traditionally detailed pieces from her own collection of furniture and household accessories. “For me, a home is more about how it feels rather than how it looks,” Cassandra tells The Modern House, “so I have always wanted to understand how to create the perfect container. The things I won’t compromise on are light, flow, and storytelling, or potential for these, so that you can breathe. Everything else can be fixed.” Join us for a tour.
See the listing at The Modern House.
Above: The walls are painted in Little Greene’s French Grey throughout. The living room is anchored by a Chesterfield Sofa and a Big Chair of Cassandra’s own design. Radiator heaters and structural columns become sculptural when painted black.
Above: The flooring is solid oak throughout, with floorboards of varying widths used to avoid waste (only two trees were used in the project).
Above: In the kitchen, Teti Sconces, designed by Vico Magistretti for Artemide, provide illumination.
Above: An array of serving boards from Cassandra’s own collection sits atop the gray Henry IV marble countertops.
Above: In the eat-in kitchen, a vintage farm table anchors the space. A narrow stairwell leads to the second level.
Above: A four-poster bed in the master bedroom; the Tufted Bench is from Cassandra’s own collection.
Above: In an upstairs bedroom, a Sculpted Lamp of Cassandra’s own design serves as a reading lamp.
Above: The bathtub backsplash and surround is tiled in glazed handmade Aged Crackle Ceramic Tiles made in a Marlborough workshop.