london calling

April 27, 2011  |   column: WHAT'S NEW

as royal wedding excitement is reaching a fevered pitch, we thought we’d remark on another reason, aside from the lovely kate and william, why we adore england. our visual designer, john, just returned from a short hop across the pond where he noted an emerging design trend—the random boldly painted townhouse—among a sea of stately, neutral homes. perhaps, like the couple-to-be, the owners of these statement-making residences are looking for an ever-so-slightly subversive break with tradition.

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