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Photographer Andrew Miller, Interior Designers Skin

House Tour: The Farmhouse

Step inside this English inspired farmhouse tucked away in southeast Michigan, designed by the interior design firm Skin.

The Designers

Lauren Lozano Ziol and Michelle Jolas are a force in the design world. Michelle’s graphic sensibility is the perfect compliment to Lauren’s old world aesthetic.

They believe in creating environments with beautiful things to inspire confidence, passion and creativity. Most importantly, they believe that the right combination of colours, textures, prints and patterns has the power to change a mood.

Here is the dream realised by a British couple who, after more than 20 years in the City, decided to reconnect with nature and start a farm in the hills of the Midwest. The interior design involved leaning into British style: wallpapers, rich colours, flowers, natural hues, antiques and special pieces from the clients' travels.

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Photographer Andrew Miller, Interior Designers Skin

Were there any challenges with the space?

One challenge we faced at the beginning of this project was making sure the scale of the furniture was appropriate for each space. Although this is a large property, it is divided into many smaller rooms to maintain the antique feel.

George Smith helped us to overcome that challenge by allowing us to customise the scale of our main pieces, creating the perfect balance in each space.

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Photographer Andrew Miller, Interior Designers Skin
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Photographer Andrew Miller, Interior Designers Skin

The main living room sofa was very much developed in collaboration with their clients, working together to find the ultimate comfort for everyday seating.

"We brought them to the George Smith showroom to test out the back heights and seat depths, ultimately landing on the perfect fit. This was a completely custom design for the space."

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Photographer Andrew Miller, Interior Designers Skin

"When choosing the Buttoned Bench the idea was to continue the soft sense of comfort in the room. Our client wanted to be able to put their feet up and watch a movie, but the piece also had to retain the functionality of a coffee table. This made leather the perfect upholstery choice."

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Photographer Andrew Miller, Interior Designers Skin

What made George Smith the right partner for this project?

"We knew George Smith would give us the timeless look we valued in the residence, while delivering the comfort this space demanded. The entire colour palette of the home is based on the environment that it’s surrounding."

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Photographer Andrew Miller, Interior Designers Skin

Are there any other exciting projects where we might see some more George Smith furniture?

"We just completed a project in St. George’s Hill, Surrey. This was a bachelor’s residence, and we were able to bring some interest and life into his main entertaining spaces. We sourced two of the George Smith Almack Chairs, upholstering them in Mohair Berry, which added the perfect touch of comfort as well as a rich colour to pop off the drapery behind them."

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