These animals sure know how to choose their owners. Bingo one of our rescue cats always finds a way to get inside. He fits perfectly into the our white house and I think he knows that. He’s a very special boy.
I renovated this appartment in Notting Hill several years ago. Matthew and I absolutely love it and lived in it very happily for a few years before moving to Greece. When I first set eyes on it, it was in a terrible state but to me the location, light, enormous rooms and the history could not be ignored. It was a great challenge and I love a challenge. All the windows were replaced, reproduced exactly as the originals but this time with double glazing. The floor separating it from the downstairs neighbours was heavily sound proofed and new electrics and plumbing were installed. I played around with the layout and added an extra room on top with two sets of double doors opening out onto a roof terrace. From the terrace there are views over West London and beyond. It is a truly beautiful place to live. From My Greek Island Home I look at these pictures from and wish I could live in two places at once but being an Aussie girl I am drawn to open spaces, vast skies and a huge amount of sunshine. So for the moment Lesvos it is. The fab paintings on the walls are by Matthew Usmar Lauder and the photos of the appartment were taken by Natalie Priem. The flat is now available for rental through Domas Nova. Claire Lloyd homes.
I am so excited I am in the Yatzer top 50 articles for 2012. http://www.yatzer.com/most-popular-articles-2012-yatzer I have come in at number 25 with My Greek Island Home , wow. I love Yatzer a great online destination for all things creative, art, photography, architecture and design. Thanks Yatzer and all of you who have enjoyed the article. You can order the book from http://www.booktopia.com.au/my-greek-island-home-claire-lloyd/prod9781921382581.html or http://clairelloyd.com/shop/my-greek-island-home/
[wpvideo HfiSfttG]I love the light in MY GREEK ISLAND HOME, it uplifts me. It inspired me to make this film. My new book will be available from September 26, just over a week.Music created by Matthew Usmar Lauder.