MacKenzie-Childs. When you hear that name, what comes to mind? Their distinctive black and white “Courtly Check” dishware is the first thing that always pops into my head. Victoria and Richard MacKenzie-Childs actually design much more than just tableware. I was amazed at all the things they have available at their online site including furniture, decorative pieces, garden collections, handbags and even porch swings.
Their personal home is currently available for purchase at Sotheby’s. Isn’t the approach to the house amazing? Love this view!
The listing price has been reduced and it’s currently $975,000
The back is as picturesque as the front.
If you could take a tour inside their home, how do you think it would look? Couldn’t possibly be anything like their tableware or other fun designs, right? Guess again!
The interior is pure MacKenzie-Childs through and through! I love the feeling of the living room. It’s cozy with a fire burning in the evening.
It’s bright and cheerful during the day.
I never realized until now how much the MacKenzie-Childs design has an Alice in Wonderland feel to it, or at least it does for me. It’s very eclectic and beyond whimsical! Check out this tablescape! Wow!
Even the ceiling got a MacKenzie-Childs design. Love the train set! Imagine having dinner while the train runs by.
The kitchen is bright and airy. I love the pattern on the floors.
Another view of the kitchen.
Here’s a sunny spot for breakfast.
You really see their design in the breakfast table and chairs, as well as in the counter tops and the stove hood.
Love this sunroom! I wondered why they took the picture of the room from this angle, then I noticed the floor. That is a beautiful floor!
The other side of this room…
Check out the bunny table!
The whimsy continues into the bedrooms.
I love quicky slanted ceilings. Never though to put bookshelves under one, though. Very cool!
Such an adorable space! Notice the “vase posters” at the foot of the bed.
Even the baths were designed in the Mackenzie-Childs style.
This bedroom has a very different feel, doesn’t it? It must feel like you’re in a tree house, especially with the doors thrown up to the balcony.
In this aerial view of the property, you can see there are other buildings including a carriage house.
The carriage house is as special as the main home. Love all those arched doorways!
Inside there is additional space for overnight guests.
The carriage house has so much personality. Love its spiral staircase.
There’s even a bathroom decorated with paperdolls. In an online interview I watched, Victoria said this room is all about paper, down to the paper dolls. So, I guess all the walls are decorated with wallpaper, too.
The MacKenzie-Childs Estate is a true reflection of the creative couple who live there. I wonder if the new owners, when it does sell, will keep the interior as is or if they will make any big changes.
There wasn’t a great spot to work this photo into the post but I had to share these darling MacKenzie-Childs teapots. I could so see these on the table in an Alice in Wonderland movie. If I had a tea party, I’d love to have one of these in the center of the table, preferably the Courtly Check one.
Do you own any MacKenzie-Childs pieces? Any dishware, furniture, purses?
Pictures in this post are from Sotheby’s. Thanks so much to Vicki for sharing the link to this amazing listing at Sotheby’s.