Written by Natalie Aldridge.
London interior designer Samantha Todhunter never shies away from the bold and the extraordinary. Starting her career as a journalist and art director for Vogue Living Australia, Todhunter quickly developed a discerning eye and a unique perspective on design. After moving to the United Kingdom she then began to contribute to numerous design publications including Harpers Bazaar, House & Garden, and Elle Décor making her an authority within the industry. With expansive design knowledge and a refined palate, Todhunter opened her interior design practice, Samantha Todhunter Design, in 2012.
Internationally recognized as a leading designer, Todhunter has worked on projects across the globe. She is widely recognized for her ability to blend historic spaces with keenly modern touches. Most notably, Todhunter recently took on the daunting project of restoring an 18th-century home located in Oxfordshire for herself and her family.
Built-in 1707, the stately home in the idyllic English countryside is like something of a fairytale. With a superb stone façade, the delightfully charming front door welcomes guests with pilasters flanking on either side. Once inside a traditional central staircase with barley-sugar-twist banister winds through. Yet, with its classical construction, it feels far from stuffy. Diane von Furstenberg’s ‘Climbing Leopard’ carpet artfully billows down each tread creating an edgy moment and setting the tone of the rest of the house.
Take a look at the artfully restored and pointedly outfitted Oxfordshire home!
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