One of my favorite projects involving Windsor Smith was her collaboration with Veranda magazine on the House of Windsor. This first ever Veranda concept house, located in Los Angeles, California, featured Windsor Smith’s architectural design as well as the skills of several other notable designers such as Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Kathryn M. Ireland, Richard Hallburg, and others. The creation of this dream house was a very cool concept. Proceeds from the open house ticket sales and VIP events benefited two charities for children, the Children’s Action Network and P.S. Arts.
Veranda’s website about the House of Windsor is really interesting. It shows the floor plan of the concept house as well as 360 degree tours of each room in the home, including exterior areas like the courtyards and stables. You can even browse specific designers involved with this project and watch videos featuring each designer’s thoughts and experiences. The House of Winsdor was a huge undertaking based on a truly grand vision. Veranda’s unveiling of the home showed it to be very well executed.
Windsor Smith uses beautiful products in her designs. I love the way her rooms are layered and how everything looks perfectly collected. She can be bold, but her interiors never look too decorated. They seem effortless and timeless. Windsor Smith’s own collection reflects her design style, featuring furnishings that are as well thought out and executed as all of her other projects.